Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Guest Book Review: Beth Moran - Making Marion

Reviewed by Tanya Phillips

Will Marion Miller find her heart's desire – and perhaps even love – in Robin Hood country?

Marion came to Nottinghamshire 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.

Whilst looking for somewhere to stay, she somehow finds herself on the wrong side of the reception desk at the Peace and Pigs campsite and, despite her horrible shyness, promptly lands herself a job.

It takes Marion all she’s got to come out of her shell and get to grips with life on a busy campsite, where the chickens seem determined to hinder her and an unfortunate incident with a runaway bike throws her into the arms of the beautiful, but deeply unimpressed, Reuben. However, Marion’s would-be boyfriend Jake and Reuben’s stunning fiancée Erica seem intent on thwarting any hint of romance between the two of them.

Can she really find peace, and perhaps even love, among the pigs?

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Wow what a lovely debut novel by Beth.

Marion is struggling to understand where she comes from and what she wants/needs from her life so she leaves her home town in Ireland and makes her way to Shrewsbury forest to find what happened to her dad when he lived here.  Unfortunately her dad died of cancer when she was 8 and life for her had been hard as her mum suffered a breakdown and relationships were very hard for her.  Hench she suffered through years of Selective mutism and a lot of shyness.  Landing herself an unexpected job on the Peace and Pigs campsite is very hard for her, she has to learn to overcome her shyness and becomes an important member of the team and a great friend to many people.

If she finds what she is looking for on her visit and what happens if she does, you will have to read to find out.

The characters in the story are fantastic and so varied that you find yourself laughing and crying with them, they are believable and mostly likeable.  You even find that your opinions of the characters develop throughout the book.   The campsite that is created in the book is certainly one that I would love to stay on.  There is lots of good advice that you learn through the story and I feel like I have certainly taken some on-board.  If you want a book to enjoy this year I recommend this one, even better if you are camping whilst reading it.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this book it has me thinking about what I would like to write and may encourage me to pick up my pen after leaving it abandoned for many years.

I'd like to thank Felicity at Midas PR for sending a copy of this book to Tanya to review and Tanya for reviewing it for me.  

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really great, I'm going to put it on my wishlist straight away as I would love to read it!