Monday, September 1, 2014

Making Marion Book Review


She had been looking for somewhere to stay, but instead Marion Miller finds herself on the wrong side of the reception desk at the Peace and Pigs campground and, despite her horrible shyness, promptly lands herself a job.

Marion came to Nottinghamshire--home of Sherwood Forest--to discover her father's mysterious past, but all she has to go on is a picture of her father dressed up, it would seem, as Robin Hood.

Life on a busy campground challenges Marion's formerly controlled life--the pigs roam free, the resident chickens seem determined to thwart her, and an unfortunate incident with a runaway bike throws her into the arms of the beautiful, but deeply unimpressed, Reuben.

Yet, Marion's would-be boyfriend Jake, and Reuben's stunning fiancee Erica, conspire to leave little room for Marion to daydream about the twinkling eyes of her rescuer . . . Will Marion ever find peace, and perhaps even love, among the pigs?

Including a large cast of memorable, colorful characters, Making Marion is an outstanding debut romantic comedy that touches on issues of identity and family with a natural ease.

My Review

First of all I love the cover on this book, it sucked me in and then I started reading about Marion. She is such a unique character that I could very easily relate with. The book goes between her past and present. There are some funny parts but I found it to be more serious than I was expecting. It takes you into life at Nottinghamshire and creates a Robin Hood fun that really makes the book have a great story line. All of the characters that Marion is around at her new appointed job are fun but all have depth and unique personalities. Marion is on a journey of self discovery and what better place to do that than by Sherwood Forest? There is a bit of romance but the book mainly focuses on Marion and her newly discovered life.

I really enjoyed this book though the last little bit seemed to drag out a tad.
Four stars.

"I received this book from Kregel for free in exchange for an honest review."

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