My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love Mackinac Island. (Pronounced Mack-en-naw) I’ve been going there since I was a child. And who didn’t fall in love with the island watching “Somewhere in Time”? It’s a magical place. So I couldn’t wait to read another book set in one of my favorite places.
Maude Welling is an island native from a long line of island natives. Her mother and her grandmother were both strong women who worked hard managing their businesses, which in turn employed a great many people. With her mother and grandmother gone, Maude expects to inherit Winds of Mackinac, the hotel her family has owned for generations. But her father is against her running it alone, and her fiance just returned to the island … with a bride.
Ben Steffen came to Mackinac Island in search of a story that would establish his newspaper reporting career. What he didn’t know, was that his boss had set him up to settle a personal score. Posing as someone he’s not, he falls for the beautiful island girl who was jilted by her suitor. But how can he pursue her while posing as someone he’s not?
This story is full of twists and turns and unexpected characters. The island itself plays a huge role, with the sights, smells, and sounds coming through behind the scenes. Well worth reading!
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Thanks so much Pegg for this lovely review! It means a lot!