Making Marion is the story of Marion who, when we first meet her, has just arrived at a campsite near Sherwood Forest to ask for directions.
Marion has spent most of her life wondering about her father who she never met. The only clue she has is from a photo of him as a young man, dressed up as Robin Hood, posing in front of a great big tree in Sherwood Forest. So when Marion has yet another altercation with her mother, who only has negative things to say about her father, she decides to get away and head to Sherwood Forest, determined to find out more about her father.
As it turns out, she ends up working at the campsite and during this time, she finds out a lot more about herself than she ever realised. As the story of her father's past unfolds, she really comes into her own and for the first time, begins to know who she is and where she is heading in her life.
This book is really enjoyable. I loved the idea of a place where many disenfranchised people are employed by the wonderful Scarlett, owner and manager of Peace and Pigs Campsite. I am sure there is a potential series of tales about this place and the amazing Scarlett.
If you want a cosy read filled with likeable characters and a hint of mystery, this is the book for you.
The Kim-stillreading blog is book review blog. I read what appeals to me and that's not always the most recently published books. When I land on a book that looks interesting or when I discover a new author, I have been known to buy all their backlist! So, you may find a mixture of books being reviewed on the blog; those that are about to be published; those recently published; those published ages ago and classics!
For the You Couldn't Make This Up! blog, it all started with a challenge from a friend who asked me to write for six consecutive days about things I am grateful for. I did that and soon realised there were many more than six things to write about and so I decided to continue the list on this blog.
Feel free to tag along with me on my journey as I read and write my way through each day.