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About "Making Marion"
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 campsite and, despite her horrible shyness, promptly lands herself a job. Marion came to Sherwood Forest in 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. 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 thwart her and an unfortunate incident with a runaway bike throws her into the arms of the beautiful, but deeply unimpressed, Reuben. 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, nevertheless.... Can Marion really find peace, and perhaps even love, among the pigs?
Meet the Author
Beth Moran has a background as a research scientist and adult educator. She is now 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.
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Making Marion isn't a novel for the ultra-conservative Christian reader. It has a distinctly British flavour in terms of language, content, and plot. Marion has a lot of issues in her past, and these are addressed through humour (like Bridget Jones) rather than angst (as used by, say, Karen Kingsbury). I found the sometimes irreverent humour made the hard parts easier to read, but some readers might find that same humour to be disrespectful or offensive. The plot was good, and the characters, especially Marion and Scarlett were excellent, and the writing was probably the best I've come across from a British author, with a subtle theme of love and forgiveness. The present story was regularly interspersed with flashbacks to Marion's past, which showed us something of the events which had shaped her, and how much she had to forgive. Recommended for those looking for the depth of Sally Bradley and Varina Denman with the humour of Bridget Jones.