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Making Marion: Where’s Robin Hood When You Need Him? September 2, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:23 pm
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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 fiancée 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 thoughts:

What a fun book. But honestly, this book is much more than just fun. There are some deep emotional layers as well.

First, what I have found with the publisher of this book is I think they are secular but the authors are Christian. I say this to warn you that there is some language in this book. The “b” word is drop quiet a few times. There are references to living together and some other things you wouldn’t find in Christian fiction. There is a bit of a faith element but not very deep.

So, this book would be for someone who doesn’t mind reading a secular book as long as it is pretty clean.

If you get past that, which I did, this is a great book. This book takes place in England so you have to know some of the spelling and words are different from what we use.

I loved watching Marion find her identity and grab hold of the truth. It was fun to read about life on a campground, since my family loves to camp.

The romance is a slow build but so good. Tons of funny scenes. But like I said earlier, some deep emotional layers. Marion has been deeply wounded in many ways and must learn to overcome the lies she has believed all of her life.

If you are looking for something a bit different this might be a book you want to pick up. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely read more books by this author.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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