Beyond Believing

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.

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.

Connect with D.D.:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Pinterest 

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My Review

My Review

This is ultimately a story of friendship and as the main character Olivia readily admits she is ‘addicted to friendship’. When her best friend Dan is killed in a car accident, she struggles to find a purpose in life. What I loved about this book was the way the lives of the friends overlap and interact. I don’t want to spoil it by saying any more as the ending was a lovely surprise.

Some readers may find that there are one or two coincidences too many but I like to think that there is no such thing as coincidence. Everything is for a reason and in this book the wheel of life comes full circle. It is poignant, funny, sad and uplifting and even more so when you realise that it is based at least in part on the writer’s own experiences.

5/5

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