Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson

love-finds-you-in-mackinac-islandGenre: Romance, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Summerside Press
Publication Date:
July 2012

Society used to count Elena Bissette’s family among the elite, but not anymore. They have lost most of their wealth and with it Elena’s hopes of marrying for love. The Bissettes are headed to Mackinac Island to spend one last summer there and it is up to her to snatch a wealthy husband who can save her family from complete ruin. Her mother fixes her sights on the rich Chester Darrington.

During the day, Elena is determined to be the dutiful daughter, but at night she escapes to the peace and solitude of an old, abandoned light house — the only place she can be herself. There she meets Chase, a young man of no wealth or name. Elena is immediately drawn to his kindness, character, and intellect. However, responsibility to her family makes it clear that nothing can come out of their clandestine conversations. As the two worlds vie for her future, Elena will uncover life-changing truths.

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson is a sweet love story. A few years ago, I visited the island and was blown away by the place where time seems to have stopped. When I saw this book, I knew I just had to review it. I was not disappointed. Opening the book is like stepping off the ferry onto Mackinac Island. The reader is immediately drawn into another time era. Dobson created interesting characters that captured my attention. I enjoyed the light, easy undertone throughout the story and the romance between Chase and Elena. Even her loving, yet obnoxious mother is amusing. Mrs. Bissette reminded me of Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice who was always determined to marry off her daughters to rich men because of her sincere desire to ensure they have a good life.

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan is a great way to enjoy a hot summer day (or night if you find the sun has set, but you can’t bring yourself to stop reading like me!). I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun romance.

Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. Thank you!

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