When Olivia gets news of her best friend Dan’s fatal car accident, her life is shattered. Consumed with grief and struggling to find any meaning or purpose to life, she trudges along with a gaping void in her heart. Finally, when her frustration reaches its peak, Olivia decides to put her trust in the depth of friendship the two of them shared. That trust finally allows him to breakthrough to her, and Dan begins to guide Olivia through the twists and turns of her life, leading to something new and entirely unexpected.
When Olivia exposes a gigantic internal scandal at work, her career implodes. With no job and nowhere to turn, she escapes to Palm Springs for the sympathy and care of her beloved cousin, Garrett. However, with only weeks left before the opening of his newest store, “Gin and Tonic,” Garrett isn’t quite the comfort Olivia had expected. She yet again tries to find her way, and in the process meets someone who begins to fill that void in her heart. She’s never before experienced a love like this; it heals her soul and rekindles her spirit – and just may have been the design of her dearly departed friend all along.
Beyond Believing is a sweet, funny, and romantic story that touches the heart, serves up delicious twists and turns, and shows the reader that there’s no such thing as “coincidence.” Author D.D. Marx regards this book as her “love letter to friendship,” written in memory of her best friend, Dan.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Beyond Believing is a must read if you enjoy chick lit. It follows Olivia and her close friends from high school through young adulthood. At the same time, across the ocean, it follows Finn and his close friends, and the love of his life. They both have amazing friendships and suffer major losses. Then fate steps in.
The writing of D.D. Marx is easy to follow and this was a quick read. So much happens in this book that it felt like I flew through the pages.
The characters are interesting and likable and I was a little jealous of their friendships throughout the years. Olivia said that she was addicted to friendship but I don’t think it was as much of an addiction as being lucky to have such good friends through the years.
If you like chick lit, I definitely recommend Beyond Believing.
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About the Author
D. D. Marx is a contemporary romantic fiction writer and blogger, as well as a lover of all things social. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, as well as the Second City program in Chicago, where she currently resides. A proud aunt and self-described hopeless romantic, Marx has always has a knack for humorous and engaging storytelling. Her pen name is a dedication to her beloved friend Dan, who continues to guide and inspire her in her daily life.
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Would love to read looks cool.
It is. I don’t read a lot of chick lit but this kept my interest and was a quick read.