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.
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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My Thoughts On The Book: If you have ever been to Mackinac Island and fallen in love with the quaintness of life that still exists there then this book is a must read. Once you step off the boat you realize that this island is a place time has forgotten. Mackinac Island has not swung too far past the Victorian era and both residents and tourists alike love the feeling of existing in the past for however long their visit to the island lasts. Dobson's characters are so lifelike that you feel as if you have known them all your life. The transition between the diary of one character and the life and actions of the more modern characters is amazing and keeps the reader hooked from the beginning of the book to the very last page. It is an awesome read.
Disclaimer; I received this complimentary copy of this book from the Litfuse Group Blog Tour program in exchange for a fair review. I would give this book a high read recommendation and 5 stars. It is one you don't want to miss reading.