Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Review - Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan
Written by: Melanie Dobson
Published by: Summerside Press
ISBN: 978-1-60936-640-7
Pub Date: 2012
Pages: 320

Mr. Bissette’s business is about to go under, along with his fortune, so he takes his family on last trip to their cottage on Mackinac Island, which is reserved for the higher class. His wife knows that this may be the last opportunity for their daughter, Elena, to find a wealthy husband and she is determined to find one for her.

And that certain someone happens to be Chester Darrington. Marrying into a wealthy family could solve all their families’ financial problems. Chester figures out their scheme and walks away from them, even though he never actually met Elena.

Elena does not want to marry someone for his money; she wants to marry for love. She disapproves of the fact that her parents want her to marry for money. She sometimes wanders the island, usually ending up at the old lighthouse, where she can be alone with her thoughts.

By accident, Elena bumps into Chester on the beach, while neither one knows who the other is. They fall in love, but it may not last forever.

I have seen a few of the Love Finds You series in the stores and book catalogs, but I have never read one, so I was eager to sign up to review this book courtesy of Litfuse and Summerside Press. The parents forcing you to marry the rich plot has been done to death, but there are several twists and turns throughout the novel that keeps the plot from becoming clich├ęd. Overall, I enjoyed Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan, and I recommend it to other romance readers. 

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 www.melaniedobson.com

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