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

Posted 6 July, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews, Reading Challenges / 5 Comments

Review: My Heart Belongs On Mackinac Island:Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Title: My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring
Author: Carrie Fancett Pagels
Published by Barbour Books
Series: My Heart Belongs #4
Date Published: July 1st 2017
Pages: 256
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
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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?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Author and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Oh my word! I absolutely adored Carrie Fancett Pagels’ work. She is fantabulous with creating her characters in a richly detailed way. The beautiful detail she added to the backdrop of the story really made me feel as though I was on the breathtaking Mackinac Island.

Maude and Ben, and even Jack, quickly stole my heart. Sweet little Jack had me smiling more than once! The betrayal that Maude feels when she sees her “intended” married to another woman, was quickly felt in my heart. But, when she “runs” into Ben, the sparks were there and I loved watching their story unfold.

Ms. Pagels fills this novel with wonderful descriptions to make the story blossom before the reader. The messages from God of forgiveness, hope, faith and love are woven perfectly throughout. This wonderfully chiseled,4 star book kept me turning the pages long into the night and I highly recommend it to all historical fiction lovers! The characters, the plot line, the messages will all steal your heart and take you on a whirl wind right through Mackinac Island, leaving you wanting more. Visiting Mackinac Island is now at the top of my bucket list thanks to Ms. Pagels!

About Carrie Fancett Pagels

ECPA-bestselling author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning
author of a dozen Christian historical romances. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn’t “cure” her overactive imagination! A self-professed “history geek,” she resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of
Virginia but grew up as a “Yooper.” Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and
travel – but not all at the same time!

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5 responses to “Review: My Heart Belongs On Mackinac Island:Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels

  1. Paula S.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I visited Mackinac Island years ago and it was nice to go back vicariously! I , too liked the characters and hear Carrie is penning another story with , Jack, his father, Robert, to name a few! I can’t wait! Thanks for a great review for a great book! Take that trip to Mackinac Island– if not in person then with Maude and Bennet!

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