- Name: Melanie Dobson
- Location: Oregon
The author of eleven contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novel is Where the Trail Ends. More info at www.melaniedobson.com
Monday, July 02, 2012
Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan releases today. This novel was an absolute delight for me to write, and to celebrate the release, I'll be giving away five copies of the book on July 18. To enter the drawing, please leave a brief comment below with your email address. I will email the winners on July 19.
Below is more info about this story, set in 1894 on Mackinac Island. Thanks for celebrating with me!
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.