Friday, November 29, 2013

Quilts of Love Book Review

I have two books that are about love and quilts and what they mean to each girl who is in love. They are the The Christmas Quilt written by Vannetta Chapman and the Aloha Rose written by Lisa Carter.
Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives.  
With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
Both women are pregnant, although Annie doesn't know it yet. She is making a quilt for Leah and her baby, which is also another surprise. She ends up having to go to the hospital for several weeks because of the surprise awaiting them.

Annie gets her surprise in the spring and that leads her to understand the double meaning of the special quilt that she was making for Leah.

You will enjoy this lighthearted and very special Christmas book. It never hurts to read good stories about good things in life this time of year. Enjoy the time, because it sure does fly by!

Happy Reading!
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.
I loved this story even better than the first one. Laney is adopted and her adoptive mother dies and then her adoptive father remarries. It is then that he thinks Laney should try to find her real parents. She was left with a beautiful quilt so Laney posted it on the Internet hoping someone would recognize it and they did.

She finds out her parents were from one of the islands in Hawaii so she goes there with the intent of meeting her mother and aunt. But no one is there to meet her but a man named Kai who takes her to her grandmother. There is a lot of misunderstandings and one is a downright lie that is told to her about her mother being dead. Her father is definitely dead. He was a soldier and died long time ago before she was even born.

Will her real mother finally come out of hiding? Why is she hiding? You will want to read this awesome book to find out Laney's mysterious past and why it is still being buried.

Happy Reading!


julie barrett said...

I've read all but 2 from this series and I love them and was happy to learn the series will continue for at least another year of stories that link people together with quilts.


Lisa Carter said...

Thanks for hosting Aloha Rose and me! :)