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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Lisa Carter (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Neelix
  • 2021-02-27

Pele in a Christian book

Being from Hawaii, made this book very difficult to listen to. The mispronounced words, & the way too many clichés was bad enough but the references to Pele (the goddess of the volcanoes,  fire and said to be the creator of the Hawaiian Islands) made my skin cringe the most being a Christian. It would have been a cute story even with the clichés and wrong pronunciation of the Hawaiian language, why add idolatry as a cliché. I want to add though that the overall message of Christ was beautiful!

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  • CashtonsGramma
  • 2021-01-28

meh.

Didn't like the narrator's performance. Too "breathy" and slow. The story didn't hold my attention at all.

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  • epoteat
  • 2020-11-07

Beautiful story

Such a sweet, sweet love story. Things always are better when you follow God’s lead. Great reading and lovely writing.

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  • Vicky
  • 2018-11-28

This Hawaiian no can deal!

I just couldn't finish this book. I think it's just being Hawaiian and the portrayal of us was, was, well so wrong! I almost didn't get out of the airport. I almost threw my Kindle when it was brudda instead of brah. Yeah dat's right brah, not bra, not brudda. (Oh yeah dat's is pronounced das.) I put the Kindle down and walked away for the day after my next rant. "The lei is a plumeria, we call it frangipani." Uh, no! I always called it plumeria. I never heard of it as frangipani till a few years ago, and had to look it up. So for 50 years we nevah wen call it frangipani. I'm starting to see why people have such a misconception of how we live and talk in Hawaii. Be warned we don't talk Hawaiian Pigeon English like this book depicts. And as far as the way we live I couldn't deal so I neveh got far enough in da book. Sorry I sound so harsh but it really grated me the wrong way.

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  • Martha
  • 2016-06-24

ok book

this book was okay... it is a chrisian book, but I got lost in the hawaian lingo and customs for the islands. had a nice ending...and no illicit sex. I will listen to one more by this author to give her another chance.....but this one does not rank as a favorite of mine.

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  • Lynda
  • 2022-07-04

plot twist and a happy ending

What a remarkable plot twist, This is definitely a must read for anybody who loves a happy ending.

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  • Melinda Rafanan
  • 2022-06-24

Good message and sweet story

I liked the main point, which is that forgiveness is not optional for a Christian to be whole. A growing Christian must deal with their painful past and only with God's help can we truly have peace and real love.

I enjoyed a multi generational family working together and living and loving each other even when it is difficult. (Adoption of broken kids, dementia, PTSD, sexual sin, drug use, remarried parents, harsh parental judgement, brokenness, death of loved ones, wounded warriors, etc.)

I am a military brat from Hawaii and was looking for a Christian fiction to meet some of my nostalgia needs for I am missing my Hawaii. I am also a person who works in the disability field and if you were looking for accessable text, than this is better than a computerized voice. If you are looking for a theatrical production of this novel, than this is not it.

The Hawaiian is mispronounced and that was hard to hear. I was also hard for an adopted white kid to teach the actual 1/2 Hawaiian girl, what it means to be a "real" Hawaiian. Maybe a bit more of cultural research needed to be done to be more authentic.

My suggestion to the person who decided and will decide who gets to be a reader for Audible: Please be more culturally sensitive.

In that, when reading multicultural characters, which use native language, have your reader do some research on how to say the words correctly. Or if possible, please use a native speaker of the language.

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  • Shelly McCoy
  • 2022-04-25

Narrator was good but a little monotone.

Sometimes it was difficult to follow because of an almost whispery monotone. Otherwise it was not a bad performance!

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  • Shewhee
  • 2022-03-24

Good listening

enjoyed listening to this lovely little story. helped pass the hours as I created my first bargello quilt.

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  • Becky Anthony
  • 2022-02-28

Wholesome and clean

Once again Lisa has written another wholesome novel. I really enjoy her work. I would not be afraid?? let my 9 year old read one of her novels!