- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Summerside Press (July 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609366409
- ISBN-13: 978-1609366407
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 1 inches
This book is also available in e-book form.
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 take on this book:
I have been a fan of the "Love Finds You" series for quite some time, because I always enjoy the varied settings of the story. With this one we are transported to Mackinac Island, Michigan during the late 1800's. Elena Bissette's family wealth is just about gone, but they still own their vacation home on Mackinac Island and decide to spend one last summer there with the hopes that Elena will capture the attention of Chester Darrington a most suitable match, because of his financial status. Thing is Elena has met someone whom she feels drawn to, and really doesn't want to meet Chester. Will she do as her parents wish and try and make a match with Chester, or will she follow her heart?
I was totally excited to read this book. First and foremost the cover of this one really beautiful. Ever look at a cover and feel relaxed by the colors and scene depicted, well that how I felt every time I looked at this book, and while the cover really drew me in it was the story written in the pages of the book that really makes this book a true winner.This book really transported me back in time. I enjoyed the rich details of the area as well as the historical aspects of the story. One of my favorite aspects of the story happened to be the diary entries, which allowed us to glimpse the early 1800's. The characters were very well written and the author provides a few unexpected twists that really added to the plot.Historical fiction that weaves together mystery, romance as well as great setting to make this one a grandtastic read!
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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) andThe 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.
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