Harbor Springs is a tiny resort town in northern Michigan that serves as the summertime playground of the wealthy, famous, and sometimes infamous. Starting a new business with her aunt, the fiercely independent Kylie Branson moves to town and unwittingly purchases for her home what had once been the summer stomping grounds of the notorious Purple Gang of Detroit. Soon she finds herself getting into predicament after predicament. Fortunately for Kylie, local fire chief Jason Lange always seems to show up at the right moment to rescue her. Unfortunately for Chief Lange, Kylie isn't the kind of girl who believes in being rescued. When Kylie's puppy gets stranded in an old air shaft in the woods, Kylie soon discovers that she may have gotten more than she bargained for when she purchased her home. Could the local lore about what was once Club Manitou be true? Kylie won't rest until she has learned the whole story.
©2016 Kristie Dickinson (P)2016 Kristie Dickinson
N/A I always prefer audiobooks so I can do other things at the same time.
Kylie was spunky and persistent in unraveling the tale despite the cuts and bruises.
Jack has a grasp of the characters so he can bring them to life. Good diction and cadence holds your attention throughout the story.
Yes, it's easier to follow the characters and story line. The twists and turns kept you guessing.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.”
I loved that the characters were richly described and relatable.
I liked that this romance-mystery took place in Northern Michigan. It is a place I love to visit and when I cannot be there year-round, it is fun to read a story that takes place there.
I liked Aunt Judy. I felt she helped bridged the older generations with the younger generation nicely!
This book would be a great addition to every Northern Michigan cottage's summer reading collection!
I have been to Northern Michigan too many times to count and had never heard about the tunnels before hearing this story. I both learned something and was thoroughly entertained while doing so. Next time I pass through the area I will stop and do more research.
I liked the intertwining of generations and I thought the characters were well developed. It moved along really well, and it had me guessing as to what was going to happen next (which usually was completely wrong). I allowed myself to get lost in it, and I wasn't disappointed.
Willie was my favorite but Cupcake runs a close second.
I liked the entire piece, and thought it flowed extremely well the entire way through. Nothing in particular stood out, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. It held my attention from start to finish.
I really liked how the story came together, and both the writing and performance gelled very well in my opinion. I would absolutely read/listen to more work by the author, and I liked this story so much I listened to it again. I don't do that often, and I found it just as entertaining the second time through.
Terrific work Miss Dickinson! Your word use is outstanding. If I had to bet I would bet you are an excellent Scrabble player as well.
I loved how the story weaved through the different time periods. I was engrossed in each of the stories and I was impressed by how well the author linked them together. I loved the suspense and intrigue as well as the romance.
I loved the banter and flirting between Kylie and Jason.
I found the ending to be quite poignant, romantic and sad.
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