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Friday, July 20, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - Love Finds You In Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson

I'm pleased to be taking part in a book blog tour for Melanie Dobson's "Love Finds You In Mackinac Island, Michigan.

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.

The real Mackinac Island

I really enjoy the "Love Finds You" series of books from Summerside Press, and "Love Finds You On Mackinac Island" was a particular favorite!  The gentle, sweet romance was lively and fast moving, and had a bit of mystery to it to keep the reader entranced until the very end.

Most readers might remember Mackinac Island from the movie "Somewhere In Time" with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour - what a beautiful place. And Melanie Dobson captures the very essence of the island and it's charm with her writing.

I highly recommend this lovely book for anyone who enjoys a sweet romance, an inspirational romance, or just a fine piece of fiction.

The lilacs on Mackinac Island play a big part in this novel!

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.

Celebrate with Melanie by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Melanie’s Love Find You books: Love Finds you in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa, Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana.
But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4/12. The winner will be announced on 8/6/12 at Melanie's blog!

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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity and Summerside Press for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the cover is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Isn't it though! I loved it, and the book inside was pretty good too! :)