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Monday, July 30, 2012

Book Review: Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

About Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan:

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.

More about Melanie:

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

My Opinion
My sister does not live far from Mackinack Island in Michigan and they visited there with some of my family members a couple summers ago! They came back with so many wonderful things to say about Mackinac Island and so many memories! I really want to go there soon!

For now, I got to experience it through this awesome book by Melanie Dobson! I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover! I really love the storyline and time era setting - it is definitely one of my favorite historical eras! The way they stayed up until all hours of the night at parties dancing and trying to find a rich suitor is so intriguing (and a little crazy!). It was all about power and riches back then!

I love Elena's strength and the characters and plot in this story! They lived outside the mold of society and I love that! I love the hidden romance and the happily ever after ending!

I definitely recommend Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan for all historical fiction book lovers and any Michiganders out there! It is a great look into historical Mackinack Island and it was very well written and a great love story!!

Buy It: You can purchase Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan for $9.38 on

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* Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for this book for review! Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*