Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mars...With Venus Rising--Book Review

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Another keeper!  Great story! Great characters!  You won't want it to end!

Here's what it's about . . .
A meddling horse, paper bag floors and a flying saucer on the town square. The little town of Mars has it all—including a brand new resident who might spell heartache for one of its own. Twenty-something Penn Davenport yearns for an exciting life in the big city and wants to shed the label of orphan that she's worn for years. To achieve that dream, she must pass the CPA exam then move away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash. When John Townsend—full of life and the joy of living—moves to town, he rattles Penn's view of herself, her life, and her dreams... which isn't such a bad thing until she falls for him and discovers he's a pilot.

Starting with just a few stars . . .
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I don't give these away lightly.   It was easy to rate this fun story with 5 stars. 
 Loved the beginning.  Loved the ending.  And everything in between.

 The author draws the reader in and keeps your interest with a little romance, a little humor, and a little tragedy that turns into some strong faith.

The characters were fun and heart warming and a little quirky.  I enjoyed Penn's darling aunts and their little match making tactics.    It was fun to be apart of Penn's and Johns growing romance.

The book ends with the author sharing a few recipes that were a big part of the book.  Penn's Celebration Cookies, Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Cake.

I loved reading this story and look forward to more from Hope Toler Dougherty.  For more information
visit the authors website.  Click here. I enjoyed visiting the authors website almost as much as reading the book! 

To read an excerpt click here.

I received a complimentary copy of Mars...with Venus Rising from Litfuse and the author in exchange for my honest review.

This review is linked with Book Nook blog party at Create With Joy.

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