Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Making Marion

Making Marion
Beth Moran
Marion has come from a horrific childhood and is now on a quest to find answers about her father. She stumbles into a campground and meets Scarlett. Scarlett seems to take in lost and hurting souls. Marion soon finds herself working for Scarlett, living in an rv, and searching the small town for someone who might know her father.

This book is written by a British author. So the humor, language, and presentation of religion are not what the typical American Christian fiction reader will expect. There is some language, bedroom scenes, and references to nudity.  The references to God are subtle and almost appear to be an after thought. But there is humor, and a strong message of forgiveness.

The author has provided interesting and deep characters. The visual imagery is great. The story flowed slowly, but didn't lose my attention. Where there were some pretty serious subjects, the story didn't feel dark and depressive. It reminded me in some ways of the Mitford series with its multiple characters and feeling of family. 

I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

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