Making Marion - Beth Moran

3.5 Stars

Marion Miller comes to Sherwood Forest to uncover her father’s mysterious past. She is looking for somewhere to stay, but instead finds herself on the wrong side of the reception desk at the Peace and Pigs campsite. Despite her horrible shyness, she promptly lands herself a job working for the big-hearted and irrepressible Scarlett. It takes all of Marion’s determination to come out of her shell and get to grips with life on a busy campsite, where even the chickens seem determined to thwart her. Then an unfortunate incident with a runaway bike throws her into the arms of the beautiful, but deeply unimpressed, Reuben… Can Marion discover her father’s secret? And will she find peace, and perhaps even love, among the pigs?

Beth Moran has a background as a research scientist and adult educator. She now concentrates on church work and is part of the national leadership team of the women’s network Free Range Chicks. She is married with three children and lives in Calverton, Nottingham. Her first book, ‘Making Marion’, is published with Lion Fiction. 

This was a pretty good read for me. The characters were very enjoyable, fun and likable. I loved Marion with her carefree spirit and almost wild at times but remained sensible, especially considering what she has gone through in her life.
There were a lot of other zany characters that were done equally as well. I love how Marion went out on her own and was thrown into this group of people - kind of a sink or swim.

The only problems I had (if you could call them that) was that it was a bit slow in the beginning and middle for me, and I was not really sure what the book was suppose to be about until well past the middle. Once this happened I did start to enjoy it more.

While not my favorite, still not a bad book, definitely good enough for a quick entertaining read. I do think this is a new author that will get better. She know her way around character development. And I liked that even with a heavier subject she managed to keep it light and fun at times.

I received this book from Kregel Publications for my honest review.

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