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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan book review

As the Gilded Age comes to a close, Elena Bissette's once-wealthy family has nearly lost its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, where they will spend one last summer in the hope of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. But Elena is repulsed by the idea of marrying for money.

Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls, Elena spends most evenings escaping back into Mackinac's rugged forest. There she meets Chase, a handsome laborer who shares her love for the night sky. The two begin to meet in secret at an abandoned lighthouse, where they work together to solve a mystery buried in the pages of a tattered diary.

As Elena falls in love with Chase, her mother relentlessly contrives to introduce her to Chester Darrington, the island's most eligible bachelor. Marriage to the elusive millionaire would solve the Bissettes' financial woes, and Elena is torn between duty and love.

My Thoughts about the book:

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan is enchanting!  Within it's pages you will discover masquerade balls at The Grand Hotel, an abandoned lighthouse that contains a mystery, secret love letters, and palatial summer "cottages".  It all sounds like a dream unless you are Elena Bissette, a young lady bound to marry a man she doesn't love.  Scandalous gossip spreads like wildfire and precedes her introduction to Chester Darrington.  And then there's the matter of Chester's devilish brother in law...   God's love carries Elena through but what does the future hold?

The beauty and history of Mackinac Island are captured in Melanie Dobson's words.  You'll truly feel like you've stepped back in time!  She expertly weaves together romance, mystery, and history and lovingly completes the story with God's Word.  It's the perfect summer escape.  You'll have trouble putting this one down!

About the author, Melanie Dobson:

Melanie Dobson has written ten contemporary and historical novels including five releases in Summerside's Love Finds You series. In 2011, two of her releases won Carol Awards: Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (for historical romance) and The Silent Order (for romantic suspense).

Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master's degree in communication from Regent University. Prior to her writing career, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and a publicist for The Family Channel. She later launched her own public relations company and worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for more than fifteen years.

Melanie and her family enjoy their home in the Pacific Northwest. The entire Dobson family loves to travel and hike in both the mountains and along the cliffs above the Pacific.

When Melanie isn't writing or playing with her family, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, line dancing, and reading inspirational fiction.

For more about Melanie Dobson and her books, visit www.melaniedobson.com.

More about the "Mackinac Island" Giveaway:

Celebrate with Melanie by entering her Kindle Giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Melanie’s Love Find You books: Love Finds you in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa, Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana.
Hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4/12. The winner will be announced on 8/6/12 on Melanie’s blog!
Just click one of the icons below to enter. Tell your friends about Melanie's giveaway onFACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.
*I was given a copy of Love Finds You on Mackinac Island, Michigan from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Unknown said...

Sounds like a good one!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Karen- It really is a wonderful book. Just the right amount of romance and mystery.:) Lori

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