When an Amish girl visits Hawaii, she discovers her calling Mandy Frey has always longed to see Hawaii, so before joining the Amish church and considering marriage with her boyfriend Gideon, she convinces three friends to join her on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will theWhen an Amish girl visits Hawaii, she discovers her calling Mandy Frey has always longed to see Hawaii, so before joining the Amish church and considering marriage with her boyfriend Gideon, she convinces three friends to join her on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home Captured by the enchanting scenery and culture in Hawaii, their vacation turns into an extended stay Special friendships are soon made, but home, family, and Gideon await Mandy back in Indiana Will time away from the Amish community change Mandy s view of the world, her faith, and true love Does a Hawaiian quilt have the power to bring two hearts together Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E Brunstetter, writing with her daughter in law Jean Brunstetter.
The Hawaiian Quilt When an Amish girl visits Hawaii she discovers her calling Mandy Frey has always longed to see Hawaii so before joining the Amish church and considering marriage with her boyfriend Gideon she convi
When I read this book s description I thought it sounded really interesting Four Amish girls going far from home and two getting separated and stranded in Hawaii I wondered how they would get back home and couldn t wait to read the book and find out.The first half of this book was a really quick read for me as I found it to be interesting to read about the girls trip across the country and then across the ocean to the islands of Hawaii I liked all four girls and found each of them had their own [...]
I have been a fan of Wanda Brunstetter s for many years, which is why this is hard But, I feel like her writing has gone downhill recently I used to find her stories really engaging, and now it takes a while for me to become invested in a story and its characters.That was definitely the case with this book I felt like too much telling was done, when if she d worded a sentence slightly differently, it wouldn t have come across as stilted To be honest, it was rather distracting Add to that, the fa [...]
I received this book free from the Publishers for my honest review When I read the description for The Hawaiian Quilt, I was intrigued and excited to read about the 4 Amish friends Journey Four Amish Girls took a trip of a life time to visit Hawaii before joining the Amish Church During one of their port visit 2 of the girls missed the ship The author took great passion in describing the cruise and each island port the girls visited I enjoyed reading about the activities and the details of the l [...]
The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda E Brunstetter Jean Brunstetter is a refreshing new twist on Amish fiction This is not your typical Amish story There is such faith, hope, dreams, heartbreak and determination throughout this wonderful story This one will keep you turning pages right up to the very end so you can see how it ends Characters that you will surely fall in love with Be sure to order your copy of The Hawaiian Quilt today by Wanda E Brunstetter Jean Brunstetter 5 stars I received a copy of th [...]
Mandy Frey and 3 Amish girlfriends take a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands while still in their traditional running around years Their plan was to return and join the Amish church, with Mandy possibly marrying her boyfriend, Gideon Armed with nontraditional items such as cell phones and cameras the girls enjoy Hawaii until Mandy and her travel partner miss their cruise ship, and become stranded on the island of Kauai.I found this to be a very different style from Ms Brunstetter s previous books Th [...]
I hate to say this, but The Hawaiian Quilt was pretty boring The writing was lifeless, all telling not showing, and the dialogue was incredibly unrealistic A couple examples I tried a couple of them, but they re not as appealing to me, so I ve been snacking on chips There s still a little time before we head up for dinner, so I m going to change out of this dress, put some stain remover on the spot, and soak it in the sink The characters didn t develop at all in fact, they didn t even have perso [...]
A dream vacation for me would be to visit Hawaii, but I don t know that I ll ever be able to afford that trip Mandy Frey and her friends trip was described so vividly that I felt like I was actually there in the tropical paradise Mandy lives in an Amish community in Indiana and has never traveled far from home but she has always longed to visit Hawaii She and her three friends save their money and plan a trip by train to California and then by cruise ship to the Hawaiian islands and a brief stop [...]
A very different type of Amish story, we are going to Hawaii, and we are using cameras and cell phones, and doing tourist things, we are also on a cruise ship.Four dear friends decide to take a trip of a lifetime, and decide to take a cruise to Hawaii and Mexico, this is happening before they join the Amish church Now you can picture these sheltered young women being on this exciting journey, how different for them Mandy, Ellen, Barbara and Sadie decide early on their trip to each take separate [...]
So unique I enjoyed the gentleness of this story.
Wow, this book was amazing It has been a while since I read a book in 1 day Full review coming soon.
As with all of Wanda s books this wasn t a disappointment, as a matter of fact I believe it was one of her best I so enjoyed the girls going on a Hawaiian vacation, even though two of the girls had an extended stay on one of the islands After being there for a few months Mandy found herself falling for Ken, and as the story goes all s well that ends well, thanks to a lost and found quilt.
I Read this on the KindleWhile this was a good story I felt it wasn t as good as some of the author s previous booksThe Hawaiian Quilt is not really mention until the last couple of chapters while i can understand why this quilt in the book is not mention it does tend to make the title give the impression that there would be about itAs for Mandy Ellen when they miss the boat that i could understand but as all Ellen wants to do is go home for her to be pushed in to staying then staying as long a [...]
The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda E Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter is all about personal growth, and the mixing of cultures in the beautiful setting of Hawaii Once you start reading it you will not want to put it down.I love the author s ability to weave a story that is so realistic I found myself living the story It was so easy to get into the tale and identify with the storyline Wanda E Brunstetter s down to earth style of writing made the story come alive to this reader There are no limits to God [...]
I just lived this book From the first paragraph until the last paragraph, I enjoyed it all Four Amish girlfriends decide to take a vacation to Hawaii before they join the Church.They go on a cruise ship They see and enjoy many sights on the Islands One thing that they do is to split up into pairs so that they will be able to enjoy things On one day, two of the girls Mandy and Ellen go to one place While, Barbara and Sadie go to another Mandy had a cell phone with her She realizes that she lost [...]
I absolutely loved reading this book It was different from most Amish books I have read being that it was set in Hawaii and the characters got there by a cruise ship A lot of people say they would like to travel to Hawaii but I never wanted to After reading this book I have changed my mind and would love to take a vacation to Hawaii In the book the author described different places on the islands of Hawaii that the characters visited and that got me interested It also made me wonder, do the Amis [...]
What initially piqued my curiosity and made me want to read this book is the fact that this wasn t the usual winter excursion to Pinecraft, Florida Not that I don t love that particular setting because I do.I liked the characters and of course I liked the excitement the girls felt as they set out on a once in a life time opportunity to experience their Hawaiian cruise I enjoyed the descriptive scenes of the girls touring beautiful and unique sites when they disembarked their ship All goes well u [...]
I loved it It is different than your typical Amish novels I think this why I enjoyed it so much In my opinion I thought it was geared towards young adults in stead of adults Even so, it was delightful because I very much enjoyed going to Hawaii Wanda is a fantastic writer and so this is why I wanted to read it I love all of her books I liked the fact that all four friends could go on a boat and I loved the buddy system except when Mandy and Ellen got left behind I liked that there are Christian [...]
This is a beautiful Amish novel and I don t say that flippantly This author invites you into the lives of four individuals in the beginning then as the story moves on two of the girls miss the boat and are stuck in Hawaii Then you are brought into their lives as to what happens to them in Hawaii Mandy takes hold of their time there She enjoys it and meets up with Ken and his friends and it is a sweet and loving story The other side is with Ellen she isn t so much taken with it Their family is in [...]
This book made me laugh and cry Mandy and her Amish friends were very brave to decide to take a cruise to Hawaii before they joined the church Gideon who is Mandy s boyfriend is not happy to be apart from Mandy for the weeks she will be gone Soon Mandy and her friend, Ellen, go to shore and miss the cruise ship They are very scared I would have been terrified Luckily they are directed to a bed and breakfast run by friendly owners They learn many lessons while they are marooned on the Hawaiian is [...]
A story of two different, unique lives that are brought together by the missing of the scheduled time to board a cruise ship Mandy stays in Hawaii and learns to enjoy the Hawaiian lifestyle She meets Ken and other people and they all become very special to her Will she go back home to Indiana or will she stay in Hawaii The relationship between Mandy and Ken is heartwarming and sweet Good story.
Wanda and Jean as a team keep getting better and better I love that they have branched out to Hawaii and brought Hawaiian quilts into the story Hawaiian quilts are unique and complex, representative of the beauty of the islands The writing team has captured the sights and smells of the islands in their descriptions of the Vog, flowers, water and sand Reviewed at bit 2cfdxkf
The first part of this book read like a guide book to Hawaii The last part of the book was painful to read The dialogue was stilted and the descriptions something a middle schooler would write Worst book I finished this year.
When an Amish girl visits Hawaii, she discovers her calling.Mandy Frey has always longed to see Hawaii, so before joining the Amish church and considering marriage with her boyfriend Gideon, she convinces three friends to join her on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands.But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home Captured by the enchanting scenery and culture in Hawaii, their vacation turns into an extended stay Spe [...]
I will preface this review by saying I am a Wanda E Brunstetter fan She is a fabulous writer with fresh perspectives and heartfelt inspirational insights That being said, this was not at all my favorite book Though the story was solid and interesting at times, it began very slow There was so much detail and multiple main characters at the start of the novel that I was both a bit uninterested and at times I needed to retrace my steps to find out who was who and if this information was relevant I [...]
Join the fun of a cruise ship journey and visiting the Hawaiian Islands with Mandy, Ellen, Sadie and Barbara by reading the beautiful enchanting story in The Hawaiian Quilt Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter definitely did their homework with capturing the loveliness of the Islands and all the sites the characters experienced throughout their trip There were some unexpected events that kept me reading until I finished this lovely story The characters and secondary characters are well develop [...]
Mandy, Ellen Sadie, and Barbara are three Amish friends go on a cruise to Hawaii Mandy saved for a year to be able to take this trip Mandy and Ellen miss the ship at one of the stops, they had gone off on their own They end up in a BB on the island Mandy is glad for the extra time in Hawaii The couple who own the BB are good Christians When the husband is injured Mandy volunteers them to stay and help for just room and board for as long as needed But Mandy is leaving behind her boyfriend Gideon [...]
When I found this book I was excited to read it I love Amish fiction and Hawaii, so the thought of having both in one book was intriguing The first half of this book was tough to get through for me It seemed very slow moving and heavily focused on information about Hawaii, if I had never been there before maybe I would have found it interesting The last half of the book moved the plot along at a better pace and was intriguing and, although probably not typical for this type of book, I liked th [...]
I can name a lot of authors that write Amish books but there are a few at the top and this author is one of them This was a beautifully written book and I highly recommend you to read if you are a reader of Amish This is one book that you won t put down till you are finished as the way it is writen there is drama time after time and that makes this book superior to a lot of other books that have been written about the Amish This is just a grand slam out of the park over the block into the next b [...]
Mandy and three Amish friends take a trip to Hawaii fora vacation before joining the church becoming married.They were on a cruise The girls split up one day because they wanted to see different tourist sites Mandy herfriend missed the ship were stranded They found aChristian couple who ran a bed breakfast stayed withthem When that man fell off the roof was unable towork, the Amish girls decided to stay on in Hawaii to helphis wife run the BB.This was not my favorite book Brunstetter is not myfa [...]
this would have been a DNF except it s another awful book club read the writing is middle years at best, clunky and scraps the concept of show don t tell the plot is thin at best and very predictable I realize it s religious fiction but the m c is to judgemental about minor things who cares if someone wants to eat ice cream on vacation a and the worst part the narrator kept saying donkey instead of danke.