|Late October on Lake Michiganphoto by mic stolz|
|The Point at the Platte River Mouth|
Some people claim the
Upper Peninsula looks like a rabbit. Personally, I think that’s a bit of a stretch, but to each his own.
The two peninsulas have very distinct personalities, as do the folks who live on them. The U.P. (folks there are called Yoopers) sports a rugged beauty. The beauty to be found in the L.P. is more refined. Each has its own allure. With the exception of brief stints in
I set The Pretend Proposal in both
Ann Arbor and Charlevoix, both in the Lower Peninsula. Charlevoix is in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula on the Lake Michigan side (west side) of the state, sandwiched between that Great Lake and . It’s incredibly picturesque. This video doesn’t do it justice, but it may give you an idea of the town. http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/September-2009/Explore-Charlevoix-039s-Enchanting-Waterfront-Then-Dive-In/ Lake Charlevoix
|Philip Dattilo Photography|
I hope you enjoy The Pretend Proposal. I enjoyed writing it. I’ve got to say, Thomas’s wily grandmother, Nana Jo, was a lot of fun. I may have to revisit her in a future book.
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