Mackinac Island. It’s a magical place that allows you to step back in time from the moment you first step off the ferry. Authors Cara Putman and Melanie Dobson have teamed up for a tour of the island, now and then. Comment at each stop for a chance to win a copy of one of their books set on Mackinac Island. You’ll find the list of stops here. Share the tour on twitter, Facebook, pinterest and other places, and you’ll gain extra entries for the grand prize of a copy of each of their books and a 5 slice box of Murdick’s Fudge, straight from Mackinac Island. Just be sure to email Cara at email@example.com, so she can record your entries. The grand prize winner will be selected August 27, 2012.
Cara Putman: A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island
Melanie Dobson: Love Finds You on Mackinac Island
Mackinac is filled with natural wonder—forested hills,
bluffs that climb three hundred feet above the shore, pebbly beaches, towering
rock spires, hidden caves, and more than a hundred varieties of lilacs. The
country’s second national park was established on half the island in 1875 (Yellowstone
was the first) and now eighty percent of the island is a state park. Arch Rock
is perched 140 feet above the lake—a natural limestone arch where summer
residents often had their picture taken during the Gilded Age. Arch Rock has
eroded quite a bit since the 1800s, but is still spectacular to photograph (just not safe to climb).
A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island: Join attorney Alanna Stone as she returns home despite her determination to never set foot on Mackinac Island again. Once again in close proximity to Jonathan Covington, her first love, she vows to protect her privacy and her heart from the man who still makes her pulse race. But when her worst fears are realized and history repeats itself—landing her in the midst of a murder investigation—Jonathan may be her only hope. Will they be able to lay aside the past and let God heal their hearts, or will reconciliation come too late? Read the first chapter here.
Love Finds You on Mackinac Island: As the Gilded Age comes to a
close, Elena Bissette’s family has lost most of its fortune. The
Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, and they
spend summers there in hopes of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor.
Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls at the Grand Hotel, she spends
her days walking along the island’s rugged coastline. There she meets
Chase, a handsome laborer who invites her to watch the ships from an
abandoned lighthouse. The two begin to meet there in secret, hoping 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. Read the first chapter here.