Bamboo and Lace Author:Lori Wick Shy, lovely Lily Walsh leaves her rural homeland, the tiny Asian country of Kashien, to visit her brother Jeff in Hawaii. Everything is new and exciting to Lily: grocery stores that overflow with food, chewing gum, coffee makers, and the luxury of hot showers. — Most thrilling of all is Jeff's best friend, the handsome Hawaiian Gabriel ... more »Kapaia, who teaches her how to play tennis and golf, and encourages her to become more assertive. Despite her conservative father's disapproval, Lily falls in love with Gabe and must choose between pleasing a parent and following the tug of her heart.« less
Lily Walsh has never seen anything like America, or even imagined it. From supermarkets and swimsuits to the way women actually look men in the eye, she's baffled by this strange new land. Raised in a remote Asian village by her disciplinarian father, 24-year-old Lily is thrilled to visit her brother Jeff in Hawaii-until Jeff is called away on urgent business.
Left in the care of Jeff's best friend, Gabe Kapaia, and his family, Lily discovers the paradise of Oahu's north side at the Kapaia Resort. But she walks a fine line between two worlds. Can she embrace her new experiences without breaking her promise not to shame her missionary father? When Lily finds herself falling for Gabe, her heart is torn. Will her upbringing force her to make the difficult choice between true love and family honor?
Fun storyline, sweet and exciting. If you know Lori Wick, then you already know she's amazing! I just love this one b/c you get to get lost in a hawaiian paradise; gets your imagination for beauty going.
I absolutely loved it. The sister who lived in such a different culture, came to Hawaii to visit her brother and was introduced to all the conveniences that we take for granted. I found it so funny when she explored all the kitchen appliances to see how they all worked. The love that bloomed between her & her brothers best friend was precious and so filled with the love of our Lord and Savior. I recommended it to my daughter and son-in-law. They haven't been able to conceive a baby.