Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island By Carrie 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?

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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!

My Thoughts...

Deep well rounded characters they feel so real. Very well developed.
Reading this book made me want to run to Mackinac Island. I thought about it the whole time I was reading this book. This a quick read, you will read it in one sitting.
Maude and Ben stole my heart right off the bat. Pagels can sure write it's like she's been to Mackinac Island a time or two. Forgiveness and love shine thru out the pages of this book.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend this book to all historical lovers. It would make a great beach read.
The Mary Readereceived this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I loved your review. I want to read this one.

  2. I like some historicals and this one sounds like one of them I will like.

  3. I placed my oreder for this one.

  4. I WILL be reading this one. Oh at the memories I have of the island from my younger days.

  5. The library is ordering this one for me I just called them.

  6. I love reading historical fiction and this one sounds like a great book. Will have to definitely check this one out. Thanks Mary!

  7. My wife will want thisone. We go there once a yer and stay at the best B&B. She loves it. I will sneak and get this for her.

  8. I am all in on this one. I love the cover and it sounds delightful.

  9. I just recently won this one and certainly can't wait to read it! Mackinac Island sounds delightful. Thanks for the lovely review, Mary!

  10. This sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)