Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Aloha Rose ~ a Quilts of Love story by Lisa Carter, ©2013 ~*every quilt has a story*~

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Laney Carrigan has traveled to faraway places, writing war zone articles through a blog. This next trip will bring more than the travel articles she will be sending to her publisher. As an infant, Laney was left on the steps of a couple her birth mother met following the death of Laney's birth father. Wrapped in a Lokelani Rose baby quilt, the one tangible clue of her beginnings, Laney's father places its photo on a website seeking to reunite adoptive children with their biological families, after the death of his wife. Hawaii, our fiftieth state, is calling her home.

Kai Alexander Barnes, a former search and rescue pilot, flies helicopter tours over an active volcano. He is running the 100-acre Franklin Ranch of Laney's family. His dream is to have an equine center for wounded warriors. Having PTSD, Kai would like to have this restful therapy available for other veterans. Alana means "sky" and Kai means "sea." As the sky meets the sea, will their hearts truly meet? Kai was taken in as a foster child by Laney's family. He wants to protect them from this newcomer; or is he protecting his heart from exposure to all he has dreamed of? Family, home, love?

New beginnings. Laney's grandmother teaches her many things. Endurance, patience, music flowing through her soul. Decisions. Will she flee or will she stay? She has always flown alone. Self-containment submitted to all He has for her.

I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.
  --Jeremiah 29:11

Lisa Carter is the author of Carolina Reckoning and Aloha Rose, and a writer and teacher whose articles have appeared in FamilyFun, Thriving Family, MomSense, and Christian Parenting Today. She is a frequent speaker and vocalist at women’s ministry events and has taught at the collegiate, high school, and middle school levels. Lisa is currently teaching music at a preschool and enjoying the enthusiasm and joy for life for which preschoolers are famous. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling, quilting, and researching her next romantic adventure. She and her husband have two daughters and make their home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit her online at
***Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for inviting me to be a part of the blog tour and sending me a copy of Lisa Carter's Aloha Rose. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

Quilts of Love KINDLE FIRE HDX Giveaway & “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party 12/10!

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!

So grab your copies of The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose and join Vannetta, Lisa, and Lynette on the evening of December 10th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on December 10th!

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