Thursday, July 20, 2017
My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Journey now to Mackinac Island where...
A Tangled Gilded Age Love Story Unfolds.
Although the Winds of Mackinac Inn has been in her mother’s family for generations, Maude Welling’s father refuses to let her run it without the guidance of a husband. So she seeks to prove her worth and independence by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel.
Undercover journalist Ben Steffans, posing as a wealthy industrialist, pursues a story about impoverished men chasing heiresses at the famed hotel. While undercover, he becomes attracted to an intriguing maid. By an act of heroism Ben endears himself to the closed-mouthed islanders—including Maude—and he digs deep for his story.
But when scandal threatens, will the growing love between Maude and Ben be scuttled when truths are revealed?
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA-bestselling award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!
I loved this book. was so enjoyable and a pace on my list to visit. Seems like one big family on Mackinac Island. Maude Welling's wants nothing more then to live her life on Mackinac Island married to Greyson and running the inn as man and wife. Greyson comes back to the Island but married, So now her father refuses to let her run the Inn on her own and is threatening to sale. She has to do something to prove to her father she can do it without a husband. Going to work in at the Grand as a maid she should be able to pull it off. But...
Ben Steffans journalist is working undercover to get a story on men seeking wealthy women to marry just to get their money. But meets a maid while staying at the Grand that he is very attracted too. As he is digging for the story he wants other can be hurt . What will he do? Can he write a story that can give him fame and a better job position and while at it ruin the lives of others?
Great story well written by Carrie and the characters are great. They are well developed as is the story.
"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review."