When Laney Carrigan’s adoptive parents encourage her as an adult to seek out her birth family, her only clue is the Lokelani quilt in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island, she battles fears of rejection from a family that abandoned her once before while her faith struggles to embrace God’s love.
Along the path to her true heritage, she meets Hawaiian cowboy/helicopter pilot, Kai Barnes. Kai is determined to protect the people he’s come to regard as family against a woman he suspects of being nothing more than a gold-digger, but he finds himself drawn to Laney in spite of his reservations. He’s spent his entire life seeking forgiveness from past mistakes and longs for a second chance at happiness.
Laney’s painstaking journey to find restoration and a place to belong among the breathtaking allure of the Big Island will lead her closer to her past and maybe even something more.
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Lisa Carter has been published in MomSense and Christian Parenting Today. Lisa is currently teaching music at a preschool and enjoying the enthusiasm and joy for life for which preschoolers are famous. She and David have two beautiful daughters.
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I really enjoy books that theme centers on quilts and so since I don’t usually read books that are set in Hawaii I thought I’d go for it. I’ve also never read books by Lisa Carter so this was my first experience reading something by this author. I have to admit, I found it very hard to get into this book – very hard and it took me 4 days to read when normally this type of book only takes me one day or at most a day and a half. I couldn’t find myself relating to Laney at all – who was given up by her Hawaiian mom and comes back to the island after finding out more about the beautiful quilt she was wrapped in. She seemed quite spoiled to me, and she was quick to jump to conclusions about everyone around her and her quickly falling in love with Kai, well let’s just say it didn’t sit well with me.
That being said, I enjoyed the theme of the book, which was about forgiveness, love, family and ultimately restoration – not just with a birth family but also with Christ. These are themes that I can totally get into and there were plenty of them in this book – in fact there was a bit too much love when it comes to Laney and Kai (there were moments of physical touching and kissing – but never all the way). Given that I don’t read books set in Hawaii and this is my first it was an interesting read but not one that I would have picked up if it weren’t for reviewing. Even when I was in the U.S. Navy and was almost sent to Hawaii I dreaded it, I don’t enjoy heat, humidity or large bugs – but another plus for the book is I could picture the beautiful scenery and almost smell the ocean as the family and friends of Laney have a luau.
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In honor of their new Quilts of Love releases, The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose, authors Vannetta Chapman and Lisa Carter are gearing up to ring in the Christmas season with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th with fellow Quilts of Love author Lynette Sowell!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
- Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th. Connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter, and Lynette Sowell, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, Christmas traditions and gifts, PLUS get an exclusive look at January’s Quilts of Love book!