Book Review: “Saving Mossy Point” by Donna Winter

June 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Donna Winter in her new book, “saving mossy point book coverSaving Mossy Point” Book Seventeen in the Great Lakes Romances series published by Bigwater Publishing LLC brings us into the life of Betty Hanson.

From the back cover:   When retired schoolteacher and widow Betty Hanson learns that the 51st State of Superior is about to close Mossy Point State Park, she expresses her concern to Ray Engstrom, the head of the General Land Office. But Mr. Engstrom reveals a discouraging fact: Mossy Point State Park has never paid its own way since it opened back in 1959. And according to him, it “has the same chance of running in the black as a turtle has of flying.”

Determined to prove Mr. Engstrom wrong, Betty gathers help from friends and neighbors. A plan emerges to open a folk school, a place where students of all ages can come to learn a craft, and work begins to put Mossy Point State Park on solid fiscal ground. But not everyone is on board with the plan. At times, Betty almost finds herself side-tracked by dealing with her estranged daughter and grandson, who suddenly appear back in her life, and then there is her close friend Lee, who seems to want more than friendship. The State itself seems to have alternative plans for the park, and when an accident threatens to destroy both Betty and the park’s finances, all of her plans could fall apart. What can possibly turn their fortunes around and make a turtle fly?

They are going to close the State Park. If they do that there will not be any more need for the tourists. No more tourists, no more tourist money and therefore no more town. Betty sets out not only to keep to the Park open but that it make a profit for the first time in its existence. Not everyone wants her to succeed though and the group opposed is set to do nasty things, both to her plan and to her.   This book is a lot of fun. It is clever and highly imaginative. Betty is the highlight of this story. Her character is what makes the whole book come together. Ms. Winters has provided us fun, excitement and a whole lot of faith all rolled up into a well paced story.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Upon the Rock Publicist.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Thanks so much for posting the review of my book!
    Donna Winters

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