Mackinac Island Novel Giveaway

 In Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Novel Giveaway

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan releases today. This novel was an absolute delight for me to write, and to celebrate the release, I’ll be giving away five copies of the book on July 18. To enter the drawing, please leave a brief comment below with your email address. I will email the winners on July 19.

Below is more info about this story, set in 1894 on Mackinac Island. Thanks for celebrating with me!

As the Gilded Age comes to a close, Elena Bissette’s once-wealthy family has nearly lost its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, where they will spend one last summer in the hope of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. But Elena is repulsed by the idea of marrying for money.

Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls, Elena spends most evenings escaping back into Mackinac’s rugged forest. There she meets Chase, a handsome laborer who shares her love for the night sky. The two begin to meet in secret at an abandoned lighthouse, where they work together 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.

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  • Casey

    You know how much I love your novels! And I think this one looks absolutely gorgeous! I just recently finished Cara Putman’s novel set in Mackinac, so to return would be delightful. 🙂


  • apple blossom

    Oh, I love this cover. would love to be added to this drawing thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Wendy Marple

    I really enjoy the Love Finds You books and look forward to reading this one.

  • Sarah Hamaker

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to visit Mackinac Island ever since I saw that movie “Somewhere in Time” with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Kind of hookie, but the scenery was splendid!

  • Pam K.

    The cover of this book is lovely. Mackinac Island seems like such a romantic place; I’ve always wanted to visit. I’d be very pleased to win a copy of your new book. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  • Tiffany Amber Stockton

    I adore ALL of the LFY books, and I’ve got a couple proposals in to Rachel for consideration. We’ve been trying to nail down one that clicks for 3 years now. Mackinac Island is the setting of one of my books, and I used it in a series I wrote in 2009. Adore the island…LOVE your cover. Would love to win this novel and revisit the island during the Gilded Age.

  • Tiffany Amber Stockton

    Whoops! Just in case… tiff{at}amberstockton{dot}com

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  • Beth

    That cover is beautiful, and the story sounds just as good! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • kamewh

    I have visited Mackinac Island and always love reading books set in places that I am familiar with. kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Celia

    Thanks for this opportuity, Melanie. So enjoyed the LFY in Liberty, Ind. book and am eager for another one.
    Celia in Missouri

  • Beth

    Woops! I got excited & forgot to leave my email!



  • h@ppE_mum2

    Mel…Melly…Melanie D.!I enjoy escaping into your books! I can’t wait to read another one of your “can’t put you down” books! Of course I have to put it down more times than not to chase after my very busy 2 year old son! I look forward to reading this new book. I LOVE the plot too!!! Can’t wait!!! My email is Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  • Bakersdozen

    I would love to win. The book sounds great and I have been wanting to visit Mackinac Island. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Marissa

    I’ve never read any of your books, Melanie, but I do like the Love Finds You series, so I know I’ll like this one! Btw, the cover is very pretty!


  • Debby Lee

    Hi Melanie, I love, love, loved your book, Love Finds You in Liberty Indiana, I bet this book is just as fantastic. The cover is so beautiful.
    My email address is sanddlee[at]aol[dot]com

  • Teresa

    I am already being drawn into this love story! Mackinac Island is someplace I’ve always wanted to visit.
    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

  • by Pegg Thomas

    We spent 2 days on Mackinac Island last week, celebrating our 30th anniversary. Love it there! Looking forward to reading your story.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  • Theresa N.

    I’ve always heard Mckinac Island is beautiful, I’d love to visit.
    Theresa N

  • Melanie

    Sounds great and the cover is really pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Christian Bookshelf Reviews

  • Julia M. Reffner

    Love reading about Mackinac Island and have really enjoyed your books.


  • Linda

    Knowing that the LFYs are historical, I would love an opportunity to win a copy of your book. Thanks!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  • Maureen Timerman

    I really enjoy the LFY books…what a beautiful cover.
    Thank You!!


  • Kimberly Johnson

    Congratulations on your new release! I love the cover. Please enter me in your drawing. kimberlyj503(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Lane Hill House

    1894! and people still visit today! I would love to read your book. Thank you for the offer. Historical fiction and lighthouses! I hope love wins out! Kathleen


  • Kat Bryan

    This sounds very good. I’ve always been enamored of Mackinac Island. I agree with Maureen also, the cover is beautiful and eye-catching.

    winterset AT

  • Emma

    I enjoy reading all of the Love Finds You books.Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan sounds like a great book. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  • Lyndee

    Beautiful cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy and congratulations on the release!


  • pol

    Melanie sounds like a wonderful story, have not read about this area before and know it would be a pleasure. thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. I would love to be in your drawing.
    Paula O(

  • Judy

    This cover is breath taking! I’d love to win a copy!


  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to another great read!Its so much fun knowing an author!Hope all is going good!
    Laurie Timberlake

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to another great “Melanie” book! Its fun knowing an author! Hope you are having a great summer!
    Laurie Timberlake

  • karenk

    Congratulations on your latest novel, Melanie…Thanks for the chance to read it, too…it sounds like a wonderful summer getaway 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  • Jodi Stilp

    oh Mel – pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!!! I love the new cover too. Can’t wait to see Mighty Creator come through in this book.

  • John Krause

    I am so excited, especially since I am from Michigan! I also excited because I ran out of your books to read and need more!!! Yeah!

    Love, Ashley

  • Robin

    Can’t wait to read it. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  • Karen Guth

    I enjoyed both the Love Finds You books set in Homestead and Amana, IA. I grew up in that area. Moved to NM recently after living 23 years in MI and Mackinac Island was my favorite place in MI. So, know I would enjoy this book,too.

  • Anonymous

    So excited you wrote another book! I can’t wait to read this one!!! Love, Teri Stone

  • Kaye

    There’s something wonderful about the gilded age that intrigues me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Leslie

    Congratulations friend! I can’t wait to see how God uses this book AND I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Melanie, looking forward to seeing you in Mt. Vernon on Sat. and to reading your new book.

  • Rebecca

    Oooh this sounds super intriguing!!! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Sharon

    Melanie – Would love to win a copy of your new book. My family vacationed on Mackinac Island for several years and we really enjoyed hearing the history.
    smoore at tcq dot net

  • Jo

    I really enjoy the Love Finds You books and the cover on this one has really caught my eye. Thanks for the drawing.


  • Susie

    I am originally from Michigan and have always loved Mackinac Island…..with the history, horse and buggies….. and the fudge !! =) Would love to read this !

  • Ellen Anderson

    How very kind of you to give away books. I have read all the LFY books and loved every one of them. Thanks for all your good words. Ellen

  • Nancye

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  • Wendy Newcomb

    I was fortunate enough to visit the Mackinac Island one time, what a beautiful setting for a ‘Love Finds You’ book.


  • Anonymous

    Enjoy your books. Looking forward to reading this one. nanceb(@)embarqmail(dot)com

  • Linda Kish

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I love the cover…it’s so beautiful.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • Barbara Shelton

    WOW…all the way to the bottom of the comments! LOL The cover of this book is captivating it is so lovely. Melanie’s writing is so natural and enjoyable. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

    Blessed by Grace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  • Katie McCurdy

    The cover of this book is BREATHTAKING!!!! 😀 I could look at it forever! Do count me in — a cover that beautiful has gotta be good! 😉


  • Anne Payne

    This is one of the loveliest covers I have seen this year! I don’t believe I have read any of your books. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy.


  • Evangeline

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan.


  • Patsy

    I love reading all of the Love Finds You books. Would really enjoy reading this one too.


  • StacieHope365

    I was engaged on the Sheplers Boat on the way to Mackinac Island 21 years ago! I would love a copy!

  • Marianne

    Melanie, how generous of you to give away LFY in Mackinac Island. There are so many places i have only visited through novels, but that’s okay…although i love traveling, circumstances are such that i am an armchair traveler. i would love to visit the Mackinac Island of 1894. Thank you for the chance.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

  • rubynreba

    We spent 3 days on Mackinac Island a few years ago. It is so beautiful! The cover of the book is lovely. I’d really enjoy reading this.

  • librarypat

    Congratulations on the releease of Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is the perfect setting for this type of story. It sounds like your main characters have the right idea about finding a lasting relationship that will bring them happiness and contentment.
    Best wishes for a successful release. I will be looking for it.

  • eyeballlucy

    I would love to win a copy of Melanie Dobson’s new book..’Love Finds You In Mackinac Island, Michigan….I have shared on facebook and twitter…

  • Christine

    I would love a copy of the new book! cmarshall8(at)

  • Melissa Jagears

    I’ve never even heard of Mackinac island….where have I been?

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  • Barbara Bingham

    I’m new to Melanie’s books and so excited to read my first one. I sent my sis a link because she as a little emerging reader to prep for as well:)We both love a good mystery!

  • Nancee

    I would love to win a copy of this book based on Mackinac Island. I’m a lifetime resident of Michigan, and have been to the island numerous times. It’s fun to read books where the setting is in a location I know so well. Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    Nancee in Michigan

  • Susieq

    I love the Love Finds You series! Thanks for the chance to win this book!


  • Teddy

    I can’t wait to read your newest book! It looks wonderful, and I’m intrigued as to what the mystery will be.

  • Merry

    I am another LFY fan and your novel sounds wonderful; romance, mystery, escape to another time. Please include me in the drawing, I’d love to win!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  • Megan

    This book sounds SO good and the cover is gorgeous! Please enter me in the giveaway.


  • 5020genesis

    I live in Michigan and Mackinac Island is one of our favoriate places to visit. I would LOVE to win this book!



  • Anonymous

    Hi Melanie,
    Just got back from Mackinac! It was beautiful. Can’t wait to read this book.

  • Melissa

    Thanks for having the giveaway! I would love to win a copy!

    love2laugh124 at gmail dot com

  • Carla Devore

    Would love a copy!

  • MelyCS

    Love your writing!

  • Rachelle

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. What a breathtaking cover ~ I would have thought all that white would look pale, but it’s so vibrant. Just as the story inside is, I’m sure. 🙂

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Mary

    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks. rldowsett(@)embarqmail(dot)com

  • Torri

    As always. . . we love reading your books!! 🙂 Definitely look forward to reading your Mackinac Island Novel. Blessings. Torri

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to reading this book!

  • Joanne

    I can’t wait to read this book! (never posted on a blog before and I posted “anonymously above!) ooops!

  • Anonymous

    My goodness, this sounds pretty good! Thanks for the opportunity, I would like to be entered please.

  • squiresj

    Please enter me to win. I love the Love Found me books I have read and reviewed so far.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  • Mary Ann

    Can’t wait to read it. Please enter me to win.

  • Ali

    It looks quite interesting. Love the cover.


  • Kat

    I have always wanted to visit The island. One day…
    In the mean time I would love to be one of the winners to feed my obsession.

    Kaw5931at aol dot com

  • Kyle Elliott

    I’d love to be entered into your giveaway! Thanks! 🙂

  • Liz R

    Beautiful cover and sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • ZachandZoesMom

    I can’t wait to read this book!!! The cover is so pretty too!!! 🙂 Thank-you for the chance to win this!


  • J-ME

    I have not yet read one of the Love Finds You in… stories but the cover on this one makes it look like a delightful read. I’m also going to look for your other books, too.

    Thanks for the chance to enter this drawing.

    luvs2stmp [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Melanie Dobson

    Congrats to Sissie Prater, Casey H., Wendy Marple, Ali, and “Apple Blossom” for winning a copy of LFY in Mackinac Island. Thanks so much to everyone for participating in this contest!

  • MK Jorgenson

    Love the cover! Excited to read this one 😀

    mkjorgenson (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Melody

    Thank You for sharing your books with us!

  • starryblue

    The cover looks serene.

  • Anonymous

    This book sounds so good, and the cover is beautiful. Would love a chance to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Charla

    Thank you for this very cool giveaway, Ms. Dobson 🙂 I’m sorry, but I accidentally entered in my contact information twice, so I think I have two entries 🙁 is there some way you can remove one of the entries? Thank you! & my name is Charmaine Galley!

  • Meg

    I love books! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    This sounds like a terrific read. I love historical fiction.

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