I really love the My Heart Belongs series. I enjoyed reading “On Mackinac Island” by Carrie Fancett Pagels. Ever since seeing the movie “Somewhere in Time”, I have wanted to visit Mackinac Island and stay at the Grand Hotel. That’s probably not going to happen in my lifetime, so the next best thing is reading about it.
“On Mackinac Island” gave me a glimpse of what the island could have been like in the late 1800’s. It also made me realize just how much work and how many people it takes to run an establishment like that. There are also the mysteries, con games, “beautiful people”, celebrities, and the many, many stories that could be concocted from life on this island.
I thought Dr. Pagels book was very easy to read and gave a snippet of the lives of the islanders and the tourists that probably really did visit the island. I see infinite story lines coming out of this era and location. The romantic plot of this book was very sweet also.
I received a complimentary print copy of this book from Barbour Publishers and was under no obligation to post a review.