This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Abingdon Press (November 19, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from the author:
I am a wife and mother. My husband and I have two daughters and make our home in the beautiful state of North Carolina.
I am a teacher. With a Master’s degree in history, I have taught at the university, high school and middle school levels. After years of church involvement as a soloist, choir member and worship leader, I also teach music.
I am a writer. Delighted by the rhythm and musicality of words, I have been writing since childhood. In 2001, I won the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Story Writing Contest that re-ignited a lifelong love of writing.
I am on a journey of faith. My ultimate desire through my life and my writing is to proclaim the truth of God’s Word, His redeeming love as seen in the life of Jesus Christ and to help others know for themselves this great, awesome God of all comfort and wisdom. He is enough for every need.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Aloha Rose, go HERE.
MY REVIEW-I wasn't too sure how I would like this book with the whole Hawaiian take and the quilt. They just didn't seem to really go together with the rest of the series. But I have to admit, I quickly grew fond of the characters and couldn't wait to finish the story! Laney is a wonderful heroine that is going through a lot but she is strong underneath it all. And Kai is kinda cute. Okay, not the normal word you use in conjunction with a hero, but he is. You might not think so when you first meet him, but once you get to know him, everything falls into place. He is just being protective. And when the two of them get together, boy do the sparks fly!! I totally fell in love with this one and enjoyed it all the way to the end.
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**