Promise Me Aloha by Taylor Bennett – Book Review

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Promise Me Aloha by Taylor Bennett – Book Review

Promise Me Aloha

by Taylor Bennett

Series: Tradewinds #4
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Published by Mountain Brook Ink
Publication Date October 5, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Clean Romance
Setting: Hawaii Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Pages: 215


How can two people come together when everything else is falling apart?

Olive Galloway always knew that Brander Delacroix wasn't going to date until he found the girl he wanted to marry, and she's still marveling over the fact that he decided to date her. But he did, which means it isn't much of a surprise when he drops down on one knee in the sand the year after Olive graduates from college. What does come as a surprise is the sudden realization that she'll no longer be Olive Galloway living at home with Grams and Macie. She'll be Olive Delacroix, building a new life in Hawaii with one of her very best friends.

With that understanding, however, comes a tidal wave of pressure. Between bothersome dealings with soon-to-be in-laws, a mountain of over-the-top wedding preparations, and a trio of explosive family secrets, Olive begins to wonder if she'll be able to make it down the aisle with all of her hair intact. She's thankful for Jazz, her best friend, who is ready and willing to support her through it all, but she can't help wondering why Jazz hasn't found a happily ever after of her own.
As the wedding day draws near and one final devastating secret comes to light, Olive's perfect world comes dangerously close to spinning off its axis. It will take plenty of faith and prayer (and no small amount of shave ice) to set things right before the wedding bells begin to ring and she promises Brander her aloha...forever.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Porch Swing Girl , Barefoot Memories

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It has been fun getting to know Olive, Brander, Jazz, and their ohana through the Tradewinds series! Olive has come a long way from being the hurting teen, railing at God for all her pain.

As Olive and Brander prepare for marriage, there are several lessons they learn. I was impressed with the insights their pastor, Jonah, shared with Olive when she thought true love meant always giving up her wants for those of the other. While sometimes that is the correct answer, Jonah’s advice was profound.

Promise Me Aloha moved slowly at the beginning. It didn’t hold my interest as well as the earlier books did, though it was a cute story.

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About Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is a dandelion-wishing, world-traveling lover of books, words, and stories. Based in the PNW, she dreams of seeing the world and writing stories set in unique locations.

Although she dreams of traveling to many different places, her favorite destination thus far (aside from her charming hometown in Oregon) is Lahaina, Hawaii. Her love for this tropical hamlet led her to write about it, hence her debut YA novel, Porch Swing Girl, the first in a series of books set in Hawaii.


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