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A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island (Brides & Weddings) Paperback – April 1, 2012
Intrusion: A Novel
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Top Customer Reviews
Fine. I'll stop gushing.
So this novel takes place on Mackinac Island - a place I have been and must say, Cara totally captured the essence that is the island. You will feel like you're really there. It's distinct culture is captivating and the pages capture it well.
The characters nab you right from the beginning. Alanna Stone has avoided coming home but her parent's plea wins and she returns to a place she fears will ruin her privacy and life. Jonathan Covington (how's that for a great surname?) may have been her first love, but he was also her first lesson in betrayal. (I stole that sentence from the back cover because it rocked!).
The book itself is not merely a romance and by no means a women's lit fiction. It's filled with intrigue and suspense. Murder -- yes -- murder. Love it! Well, I don't really love murder, but in a book ... okay ... you catch my drift. If the characters survive this book it might be a miracle, but of course, I won't tell because that would be considered a spoiler. I don't do spoilers.
Don't be fooled by the title. It's not a simplistic coffee table romance about a cutesy wedding on a fairy tale island. It's more like, a stolen kiss right before the gun goes off.
Attorney Alanna Stone has avoided Mackinac Island, and the man she loved for over a decade. When her mother summons her back to that very place, she goes but not without trepidation. The man she loved had betrayed her, but he wasn't the only reason she fled the Island. As luck would have it she bumps into Jonathan Covington shortly after arriving on Mackinac Island. Alanna soon finds herself in the mist of the very reason she stayed away from the Island for so long.
After Alanna left Mackinac Island, Jonathan lost interest in relationships. His heart was for one woman and one woman only...and she'd disappeared from his life long ago. Shocked to see Alanna return, he wonders if it's too late for them.
Alanna and Jonathan have past issues that must be resolve before they can open their hearts to one another again...but with God, all things are possible.
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She never guessed Jonathan Covington, a mainlander who summered on the Island, had taken up permanent residence. She'd never have believed she hadn't buried any and all feelings she'd every had for her teenage heart throb until she runs into him as she disembarks the ferry the very first day.
Alanna begins to seek the truth about the unfortunate incident long buried in the past. It doesn't take long for her to realize that someone on the Island doesn't want the truth to be told. Not only is she threatened, but so is Jonathan, and she's not as over him as she'd thought.
A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island is a contemporary romantic suspense novel that talks about coming home. After 11 years, none of us can really return home. We've changed and home has changed. Far from a deep dark thriller-type story, A Wedding Transpires had just enough suspense to keep the pages turning as I tried to figure out the secrets before Alanna and Jonathan did.
The story involves a new attorney who comes back to the island to take care of her parent's store because of her dad's seriously medical condition that kept them on the mainland during his recuperation. She wanted to get back to her practice with the other attorneys, but family duty kept Allana faithful to help while her parents were away. And then there was Jonathan, the former boyfriend, who was delighted at her return. Seems she walked out on him eleven year prior. Lots of details from the part came up, and this. Time were brought to light.
I gave this a five star because the story was complete in details and had a happy ending.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A WEDDING TRANSPIRES ON MACKINAC ISLAND is an older book, still available on ebook or from third party sellers. I got it off www.paperbackswap. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lollipops
What a great story. I look forward to reading more of Cara C. Putman's booksPublished 16 months ago by Donna
I read this before visiting Mackinac Island and again after. I enjoyed the trip all over again.Published 18 months ago by Catherine S. Carr
Mackinac Island, what a yummy setting for romance and mystery? Yet, Alana hesitated to go home until her parents needed her. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Frosty
An easy, light read. I was attracted to the book because of the Mackinac Island setting.Published 22 months ago by Joyce Garmon
Having recently visited Mackinac Island, I was interested in reading a book that had that setting as the backdrop. That part of the book was satisfying. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barb in Baltimore
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully written book! The descriptions of the Island and the relationships between the locals and the fugies....I am ready to move to Mackinac now!Published on July 21, 2014 by Scott and Helen Fagan