Escape to a New Life with Piper Penn on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Story Series follows the life of Piper Penn in 1979 as she tries to leave her past behind and start a new life on Mackinac Island.
In Being Ethel (In a world that loves Lucy) we follow her journey as a known shoplifter in San Francisco to Mackinac Island where she encounters mystery, romance, and true friendship with an I Love Lucy-loving nun.
In Book 2, Being Dorothy (In a world longing for home) -1980- Piper becomes involved with a couple who have a secretive background and are not who they appear to be to anyone on the island.
Next, in Being Alice (In a world lost in the looking glass), it’s 1981 and we find Piper Penn meeting a young woman burdened by the scars on her face and the scars in her heart and she becomes the music tech for a famous rock star playing at the Grand Hotel for several weeks in the summer. In 1982, we meet Wendy T. Bell who is celebrating her 50th birthday by wondering which of her guests is trying to blackmail her and end her illustrious career as a famous author. An escape to Mackinac Island to elude the paparazzi and her troubled past leads to more mystery, suspense, and a look at what matters in life. Each book is filled with mystery, romance, friendship, faith, and yes, some recurring quirky characters.
The continuation of the series finds Piper Penn living on the island and interacting with intriguing visitors who draw her into their story.
Each book stands on its own, but reading them in order will provide a richer experience as you get to know Piper Penn and her life. Take a virtual visit to Mackinac Island with Piper Penn and an ever-surprising cast of characters, including the magical island itself, in this Mackinac Island series.
Get the Mackinac Island Story series here.
Enter to win an ebook copy of one of the stories in the Mackinac Island series (4 winners will be chosen, one for each book!)
Mentioned in this Episode
Being Ethel | Michele Olson
Being Dorothy | Michele Olson
Being Alice | Michele Olson
Being Wendy | Michele Olson
Somewhere in Time
Ramona Books | Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins | Beverly Cleary
Encyclopedia Brown | Donald J. Sobol
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Sharon Timmer says
I have heard so many good things about these 4 books. All of them are on my TBR list!!
Kathy Faberge says
Oh, wow! Books set in my neck of the woods, Michigan. How fun! They sound like very entertaining reads.
Lisa Harness says
Stephen Lambert says
We took our children and all our grandchildren to Mackinac Island to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!