Amish Fiction meets Hawaii–something I would never have thought of doing. When I first heard about Wanda E. Brunstetter’s new book, The Hawaiian Quilt, I was very excited. With so many books in the Amish Fiction genre, I always wonder how authors come up with unique stories (although they all do), this concept seems to be the farthest out (in a good way) I have seen.

Mandy Frey and three of her friends leave their Amish community in Indiana to go on a cruise ship to Hawaii. While the vacation starts off well, Mandy and one of her friends end up missing the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai.

What I enjoyed most about this book was that I felt transported to Hawaii. Part of the story the girls are traveling around the islands and visiting different landmarks. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the islands and some of the customs. While I have never been to Hawaii, I felt Wanda did an excellent job taking me there.

While I enjoyed this story, particularly the uniqueness of the story, there were some areas I had trouble believing. I understand this is fiction, but the way the girls respond after missing the cruise ship seemed like an out of the way approach to their situation that didn’t look like the most logical response. That said, I enjoyed the story and the way the two girls got to spend some of their time.

I found this book to follow the writing style of much of Wanda’s other books. That added to the uniqueness of this story made an enjoyable book for me to read.

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I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this post, however you, my readers, come first and all opinions are my own.