Making Marion by @bethcmoran



Published: June 2014
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 320

This book was provided by Midas PR in return for an honest review.

Don't be fooled by the cover. This book is not nearly as light and fluffy as it suggests.

This book may be titled "Making Marion" but it's also about how she was broken in the process that led her to this point. 

Marion has dropped everything. She has abandoned her previous life and taken a one way ferry to the UK. At first we get the impression that Marion is a bit of an airhead who makes decisions on a whim without any real thought. She finds herself at the Peace and Pigs campsite where she accepts a job as general dogs body. After all she has know where to go and nobody to go there with.

The campsite is full of colorful characters and the writing is genuinely funny in parts. The lord and lady of the manor have a habit of expressing they're love for one another in the most inconvenient of places.

The humor is divided by flashes of Marion's dark and violent past. Where a child should experience love and caring she experienced nothing but blame and abuse. It was then that we see why she was so desperate to get away. 

As she begins to come to terms with her past she also finds a new future. A future full of the love and friendship that she never had as a child.

It's a little long winded in places and I felt the ending could have been a little better but overall it was great read. A good mix of humor and mystery!

Also Sherwood Forest looks just as amazing in real life! :


★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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