Monday, April 17, 2023

LILAC COTTAGE by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

Mackinac Cottages Series Book 2

More interesting adventures of the Dunmara, Welling and Parker clans on beautiful Mackinac Island.

Ms. Pagels pulls you in with the scenic island and the dynamics of the various families and how they are connected.

I really enjoyed seeing this story through Rachel’s eyes and her compassion for her grandmother. She has been treated shabbily by her mother but has friends who stand up for her. She is also growing in her newfound faith.

The authors prose flows as we reconnect with characters from Butterfly Cottage. I love the renewed friendship of Rachel and Jack and their spiritual growth. You can see how God works in the lives of the characters.

This book is not short on intrigue and tension which is rounded out with the sweet romance. And I should not forget to mention the stunning cover! I am looking forward to visiting Mackinac again in other books by Ms. Pagels.

* I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread 
BackCover Blurb:
Inspirational Contemporary Women's Fiction from Award-winning Bestselling Author Carrie Fancett Pagels

Lilac Cottage set on Mackinac Island, Book 2 Mackinac Cottages Series

Out of options, Rachel Dunmara "camps out" at her deceased Grandmother's cottage on Mackinac Island. Next door, her childhood nemesis, Jack Welling, is overseeing his family's remodeling of their home on the West Bluff. When Rachel's new boss, at a local coffee shop, pushes her to work as Jack's assistant, for her second job, can they mend their rift?

Kareen Parker, widowed in the past year, returns to the island to share long-held information with her son and to transition ownership of her resort to her son. Her grandson befriends Rachel, who was banned by her family from associating with the Parkers.

In a summer full of secrets that are finally revealed, can three families be healed?
April, 2023

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Paula, for reading my new release in Christian Fiction, this contemporary Women's Fiction set on Mackinac Island!


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