Thursday, August 02, 2012

Litfuse- Love Finds you in Mackinac Island

 About the Book:

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 Review:

Love Finds You In Mackinac Island was an exciting read. I must admit I was avoiding reading this book. I read the back and said to myself she's going to choose the poor guy, all the authors end their stories that way. Much to my surprise and delight I actually enjoyed the book. Melanie kept me in suspense until I was further along and able to make a more educated guess. Now I do not know why I was so hesitant to read it.

Her writing style was smooth and had a way of keeping one totally oblivious to time. Not only were the characters relatable, but her descriptions of the island itself was refreshing. It was easy to imagine the beauty the island beheld, the flowers, mysterious woods, beautiful scenery, and just the thought of the possibility of this little piece of heaven on earth made the setting all the more imaginable. 

Her writing style was beautiful, the plot exceptionally interesting, but one thing I just did not understand was the tension the main characters had with each other. Not trying to spoil anything, but Chester was infuriated by Elena's deception, while he himself deceived her. This part in particular was a little confusing, and then the sudden change of emotion was another thing that just sprang up. If it were not for the fact that Melanie truly made you fall in love with both main characters, one would have not been satisfied with the quick turn of events.

Overall Love Finds You in Mackinac Island made for an entirely fantastic read. I give this book its much deserved 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free, from Litfuse, in exchange for this honest review.

About the Author:

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

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