Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

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It's the height of the Gilded Age, but Elena Bissette's family has lost most of its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, and they spend summers there in hopes of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls at the Grand Hotel, she spends her days walking along the island's rugged coastline. There she meets Chase, a young fisherman who invites her to watch the ships from an abandoned lighthouse. The two begin to meet there in secret, hoping to solve a decades-old mystery. Meanwhile, Elena's mother contrives introductions between Elena and the island's most eligible bachelor, an elusive millionaire named Chester Darrington. When Elena's two worlds unexpectedly collide, she will be in for the surprise of her life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 132 x 208 x 25mm | 272g
  • Bloomington, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1609366409
  • 9781609366407
  • 2,526,801

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653 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (250)
3 16% (102)
2 3% (17)
1 1% (4)

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First off, this is your typical Christian historical romance. It has all the elements that make this an easy summer read, and of course, there are the charming elements that you love about stories like this. The characters are basically delightful, and Christian principles are clearly definitely present. You will find nothing offensive in this book. No sex, no profanity, sweet romance, nice ladies and gentlemen of old. For me, this was way too typical and unrealistic. Well-written, yes. I loved Chase, and I appreciated Elena. There was the typical overbearing mother and lenient father (kind of like "Pride and Prejudice.") In fact, in many ways, this was Jane Austen's classic tale all over again. Until I wrote that line, I had not seen the similarities--there are many. Marry for money, not love. Unscrupulous men. I would recommend this book to the true romantics in our midst. There were a couple parts that did surprise me, but mostly it is straightforward and sometimes just a little too sappy for me. But all in all, I enjoyed it. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
There's nothing like reading a simple, sweet historical romance during the summer and this book for me really hit the spot. This was my first time reading anything by Melanie Dobson and also my first time reading a book in this series. When I first got the e-mail about this book's blog tour I was really excited to read it. You see I have a friend in one of my Goodreads groups that loves this series of books and after seeing how much she's liked them I knew I had to grab my chance and give this one a try even if it's a wee bit out of my normal reading zone. It has everything I could ask for in a book like this. There was a historic setting, romance and of course a fair dash of family drama and interference just to make it interesting. Since I love history the fact that this one happened on the historic island of Mackinac I knew I would love it especially since Melanie Dobson was kind enough to include a brief historical note about the island in the few pages before her novel began. I thought that it was a nice touch because I've honestly never heard of the island but now that I have I really would love to visit there. I thought the writing in the novel was great, Melanie wrote it and paid close attention to details. One thing I really loved about it was the way she went out about depicting the scenes in the book in a way that I actually felt like I was there on the island with Elena. I also really enjoyed the characters in the novel as well except for the obvious ones who were bad apples (You'll just have to read the book to figure out who they are :D ) but, even they were written into the story well because without them there wouldn't really have been much of a love story. I loved Elena and Chase they were such great main characters I couldn't help but enjoy reading about them because sometimes it's nice to take a break from reading the steamier romances and read something a wee bit more innocent. Melanie Dobson wrote an excellent novel and I loved how she paid tribute to Mackinac Island. I thought she did a great job and this was a pleasure to read. One that I'll be passing along to other people starting with Mr. Turning The Pages' Mommy :) I recommend this to anyone, in particular to those who love clean/christian romances. It's perfect for the summertime and perfect to read at the pool or the beach or a weekend away at the cottage.(less)show more
by Kimberly Roy
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