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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    Wonderful, fantastic, captivating, enthralling, well written rom

    Wonderful, fantastic, captivating, enthralling, well written romantic story free goodreads is a highly recommended story Aloha Rose by Lisa Cox Carter.
    Before Laney's adopted mother passed away, she made a promise to find her biological family. The only Laney has from her birth mother is the Hawai'ian quilt she was wrapped in as an infant. Through the quilt, Laney's research brings her to the Big Island to meet her family and the handsome, Kai Barnes, who wants to protect the family. Both Kai and Laney deal with personal issues of loss and the past as fighting the attraction felt for each other. Both Kai and Laney have to pray and Haliau(turning point) leave everything in the hands of God.
    Aloha Rose by Lisa Cox Carter is a well written, sensational, emotional, engrossing, highly recommended story.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

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    Lisa Carter in her new book, ¿Aloha Rose¿ Book Twelve in the Qui

    Lisa Carter in her new book, “Aloha Rose” Book Twelve in the Quilts of Love Series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the life of Laney Carrigan.

    From the back cover:  Will conflict with one man keep Laney from her dream of a loving family?

    When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt—a red rose snowflake appliquéd on a white background—in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage.

    Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he’s come to regard as family. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes toward her Hawaiian family. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most—a family.

    It must be difficult to know that you were abandoned as a baby, that your own family didn’t want you.  It is a heartbreaking foundation for Laney’s life.  Yes, she was raised in a loving family but she has always felt alone.  Now her real family has sought her out and she goes to Hawaii to meet them.  Of all the family she meets Kai, her foster-brother, is the one she really falls in love with and he with her.  The problem is Laney’s foundation is keeping her distant from him while his background is remarkably similar and he is doing the same.  If they are ever to have a real romance these two are going to have to heal from their pasts and the only way this will happen is if they allow God to do the work.  Laney and Kai are really great characters that we fall in love with and feel as though they are friends that we do not want to leave when the book is finished.  I would like to see another story that continues the adventures for them.  It is really that good.

    Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    I loved the characters in this book, especially Kai and Laney. D

    I loved the characters in this book, especially Kai and Laney. Despite their attraction to each other, they both find it difficult to commit due to abandonments in their past. Laney had been given up for adoption by her birth mother, which left her feeling unloved and unwanted despite having wonderful adoptive parents. And Kai, as a child, had witnessed the murder of his mother by his father, and ended up in the foster care system before being taken in by his permanent family. Their insecurities were very realistic and believable, and I was rooting for them to find peace with their pasts and learn to accept love. The depth of these characters takes this book beyond a simple romance to an exploration of personal identity, family dynamics, and overcoming trauma.

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    I think that I have been intrigued by 'adoption' every since I w

    I think that I have been intrigued by 'adoption' every since I was 6 years old and I received a brother by adoption. Actually, many of my close friends are also adopted, and I find that each of them has a unique story to tell. Although my parents have encouraged my brother, he has never shown interest in finding his birth parents. Not so my friends. Those that have searched for, and found their birth mother especially, have usually, though not always, found another family to love them and have accepted them.   And so, when I saw this book, I was excited to read it. Lisa Carter does not disappoint, though the book ended before I was ready for it to! A delightful mixture of nationalities are bonded into a family, making for dynamic relationships. Well written, with a deep point of view, and excellent words to draw the reader right into the novel. In fact, I wonder if Lisa has had either personal experience or writing about a friend, so realistic were the feelings portrayed. This novel is short enough that it can be read over a weekend, providing you ignore other responsibilities, yet long enough to feel like you have found new friends.

    Thank you to Amy Lathrop at Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for the opportunity to review this book. I received this bookfree  in exchange for an honest opinion. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

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    WOW!  Yes I know I use that word a lot, but it is a good word to

    WOW!  Yes I know I use that word a lot, but it is a good word to describe how you feel about a book!  I have never read this author before and this book just was a great story.  I cried, I laughed, I got mad, just like the characters did.  I felt like I was part of the story, it drew me in so deep.  I wanted to knock some sense into the leading man. But the author straightened him out for me.  LOL I did love this book, a great read.  I also loved the quilt story.  And I had figured out something (no spoilers) that was very important to the story, way before it was revealed.  Yes there is a bit of unknown through the story, things that make you wonder.  Great read, do not miss this book!! 5 stars

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