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Saving Mossy Point: In the Fifty-First State of Superior (Great Lakes Romances) (Volume 17) Paperback – March 5, 2015
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I just finished a pretty good book! I have always been an avid reader. Growing up, I loved historical fiction. Now that I am an adult, I still enjoy speed-reading books for a younger audience in the hopes of finding new favorites for my siblings as well as my future children. Although there are many wonderful books for children and young adults which are not particularly Christian (think Little House and such), it is always great to be able to provide books for your children which reinforce Biblical truths and grace . Donna did a great job.
I thought the author wrote with wonderful style and skill. It is rare to find a Christian fiction book written in such a classic manner. I believe that is the crowning glory of this book.
Donna Winters Bio
Donna adopted Michigan as her home state in 1971 when she moved from a small town outside of Rochester, New York. She began penning novels in 1982.
Her husband, Fred, a former American History teacher, shares her enthusiasm for the Great Lakes. Together, they visit historical sites, restored villages, museums, state parks, and lake ports purchasing books and reference materials, and taking photos for use in Donna’s research.
Donna Winters, known for writing historical romances set in the Great Lakes region, has now turned her hand to writing a contemporary, slightly futuristic tale. For years, the possibility of Upper Michigan statehood has been a fond but perhaps unrealistic dream for many people. In her new novel Saving Mossy Point, Winters imagines what statehood would look like, and especially the implications it could have on our state parks.
The novel is set in the State of Superior the year after statehood is achieved. Winters does not spend much time on the process of statehood but rather the results, and she brings those results home by showing how they affect one fictional community, Mossy Point, and its state park. When widow and retired teacher Betty Hanson learns that Mossy Point State Park is going to be closed due to state budget cuts, she goes to the head of the Land Office to protest. Sadly, she is informed that the park has never paid its way since it first opened in 1959; in fact, it “has the same chance of running in the black as a turtle has of flying.”
Not willing to let the beloved park be closed, Betty rallies her friends and neighbors to help with her plan to open a folk school at the park to put it in the black. It sounds like a great plan at first, and the park officials consent to it. But it’s also a lot of work, and when one worker gets injured at the park and threatens a lawsuit, Betty fears all her plans will be for naught.
Nor is trying to save the park Betty’s only dilemma. Lee, her late husband’s best friend and now a widower, wants to be more than friends with her—something Betty isn’t sure she’s ready for. Then her eighteen-year-old grandson, Carlos, unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep, having run away from home. Betty and her daughter, Carlos’ mother, have been estranged for years, so now Betty finds herself having to deal with issues from the past. And then there are the costs for fixing up the dilapidated cabin that will be used for the folk school; Betty finds herself going into credit card debt since the park has no money to fund the school.
Never a quitter, Betty perseveres, relying on hard work, common sense, and her faith in God to get her over each hurdle that stands in her way. Some surprising plot twists and a cast of colorful U.P. characters round out this tale of adversity, romance, family, hope, and humor.
While I loved the story and characters, what I most admired about Saving Mossy Point was Winters’ ability to treat the topic of U.P. statehood in a serious and plausible manner and to show it to us through the eyes of realistic characters. Personally, it is my favorite of Winters’ novels to date, and the perfect book to read this summer while camping at one of our parks; it serves as a reminder of the wonderful resources we have in our parks and the importance of preserving them.
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