Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Wedding Transpires on Macinac Island



When past and present collide, God still has a plan.

Attorney Alanna Stone vowed long ago to avoid Mackinac Island. Although it may seem like the perfect place to heal, for Alanna it holds too many memories of a painful past.

But an exhausting high-profile case and an urgent plea from her parents have brought Alanna home. Moving into the cabin next to Jonathan Covington doesn't help her. Jonathan may have been her first love, but he was also her first lesson in betrayal. Now Alanna must protect her privacy and her heart. Then secrets and a murder intersect, and she's thrust into controversy again as tragedy turns public opinion against her and potentially her family.

For years, Jonathan has stubbornly resisted the urging of his family and friends to date, believing he's already found the perfect woman. With Alanna's return, he begins to wonder if he's waited too long for someone who isn't the right one after all.

Will Alanna and Jonathan be able to lay aside the past and let God heal their hearts?

My Review:

The setting absolutely captivated me! I don't think I've ever read a book set on Mackinac Island before and Putman did a fantastic job of capturing the magic of life on the island. Enough so that I felt compelled to google it and check on houses for rent! LOL. This little bit of heaven is definitely on my 'must visit' list now (someday when I'm rich and famous!)

But this book isn't all about the pretty backdrop, though that does lend very well to the intrigue and suspense in the plot. Putman has crafted a gripping read replete with emotional angst, a twisty mystery and compelling romance.

Jonathan and Alanna are drawn to each other right from their first 're-meet', both drawing on misconceptions from the past that complicate any hope for the future. I love the way Putman slowly pulls them together and then delights in pulling the rug out from under them again and again. Definitely kept me turning those page!

A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island is the perfect blend of mystery and romance and definitely belongs on the top of every avid readers' TBR pile!

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please remember to put the title in the subject line so that your entry is easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 6 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck everyone!


  1. Sounds like a good book, please enter me!


  2. Very interesting. Please enter me. Thanks.
    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  3. We visited Macinac Island several years ago. It is a beautiful place. Love to read this book.

  4. I would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance!


  5. Cara is an excellent writer. I've read a couple WWII books of hers. Would love to try a romance. Please enter me.

    Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  6. Romance, suspense, and Mackinac Island. This adds up to be a book I'd enjoy reading. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.


  7. Oh, this one sounds great! Please enter me.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  8. I would love to win this book, it sounds so good! This one is one my TBR list :)
    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!

  9. Glad there are so many like-minded people around. :-) Good luck!

  10. This is the first info I have read about this book. Sounds like a wonderful read that I would love!

  11. Sounds good. Please enter me.

  12. I live in Michigan and have spent many vacations on Mackinac Island. I've heard and read so much about this book! I would love to have a copy. Thank you for offering this giveaway. Fingers crossed on this one for sure!!!
    Nancee in Michigan

  13. Joy -- This one slipped under my radar too, until I browsed all the publisher's websites for new releases. The whole concept of a carless island captured my interest. It's like reading about an exotic locale without leaving the country!

    Jen -- Definitely good -- and good luck to you!

    Nancee -- How cool is that? I'm kind of jealous. But having read this book, I feel like I've been to Mackinac Island anyway. Good luck!

  14. Sounds like an awesome place! Sign me up!

  15. You're on the list, Jody!

  16. Mackinac Island sounds like a wonderful place, I love island settings. Please include me for Cara's book. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com