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Aloha Rose

By Lisa Carter


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.

Book Takeaway:

Second chances. God bringing good out of failure. Letting go of the past and embracing God's forgiveness. Forgiving yourself. Finding the truth, heart and courage to seek God and a place to belong.

Why the author wrote this book:

After twenty years, I reunited with a friend, who in our college days, had shared with me her struggles regarding her adoption. At our reunion, she caught me up on the rest of her story—how she'd located her birth father in Hawaii and how a wonderful, new chapter in her life had opened. Through a difficult personal journey, she and they had come full circle. As we laughed and cried, rejoiced and remembered the pain along the way, that very day, the seed of Aloha Rose, was born.


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