Saturday, July 1, 2017

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Moor your heart on Mackinac Island along with resident sweetheart Maude Welling, an heiress trying to prove her worth by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel. Meet Ben Steffans, a journalist posing as a wealthy industrialist who has come to the island to uncover a story about impoverished men pursuing heiresses at the famed hotel. Will a growing love between Maude and Ben be scuttled when truths are revealed in this Gilded Age romance?


About The Author

Carrie Fancett Pagels is an ECPA bestselling and 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!


My Review

This story brings to mind the quote “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”, and the author has it coming on more than one front. Whether it is from our reporter Ben, or from Maude’s Grandmother or her Mother, or even her former beau, they all seem to hidden something.
The setting for this book is beautiful Mackinac Island, and year 1895, and we have arrived at a beautiful time of the year, spring, the rebirth, and full of the scents of blooming lilacs and other flowers.
The author has us wondering what is going on when Maude’s intended arrives back on the island, and as we are running with her to greet him, we see he is not alone. This is also the moment that Maude meets Ben Steffans, and soon Ada Fox, and these two along with Maude’s brother Jack will warm your heart.
Surprises abound here and we hope for the best now and in the future, and sure would love to hear how our Jack does in the Olympics!
Prevalent throughout this book is the love of God, and we see how many practice their faith in their everyday lives.
Come and get lost in this sweet story, and the lives of these characters, some are really going to surprise you.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour Books, and was not required to give a positive review.

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