Sunday, January 7, 2018

G961 Book Review of beyond forever by d.d. Marx

Name of Book: Beyond Forever

Author: D.D. Marx

ISBN: 978-0-9972481-2-8

Publisher: self published

Part of a Series: beyond series

Type of book: afterlife, death, other side, marriage, cooking, relocating, decorating, dreams coming true, motherhood, choices

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Just as their life is seemingly back on track, Finn McDaniel’s gets news that sends him into a tail-spin. He is faced with the prospect of losing Olivia Henry forever. He immediately turns to Dan, Olivia’s deceased best friend, who is her loyal and constant guardian angel from the beyond, imploring him for his help. In the midst of all of the chaos a special package is delivered that changes their lives forever.

While Finn is determined to grow his restaurant to new heights by chasing after the coveted Michelin Star, it is Olivia who finally sees her dream come to fruition in a way never thought possible. Finn is determined to support Olivia through her shocking breakthrough and even has a very special surprise up his sleeve that she never sees coming. Just as their plan is set in to motion and they settle in to their new normal, they have an earth shattering encounter. In that moment it is revealed that they have much more than just a spiritual relationship with the beyond.

Characters:

Main characters include Olivia, Finn and their new baby Dani as well as friends and family. Olivia and Finn continue to exhibit the traits of determined go-getters who continue to be completely in love with another and who continue to ask for help from Danny and Christine. They have strong relationships and friendships with both family and friends and enjoy one another's company a lot. Of course Olivia's cousin/friend Garret plays a strong role in being in charge of decorating sets or houses and making everything look perfect. Tex-Mex continues to be loyal to Finn and will do whatever he can for him.

Theme:

Friendship from beyond is possible, as well as dreams

Plot:

The story is in first person narrative from Olivia's and Finn's points of view. While I liked the sweetness as well as the importance of friendships, I do feel as if the author tended to move a little too fast during the bad events which made it seem as if the growth was skipped over. Since I became a mother few years ago, I paid attention to that particular section. Few parts for me were accurate in raising a child, but some of the aspects seemed a little too perfect during that tumultuous period, but my experience was more of negative than positive during that time, unfortunately.

Author Information:
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Meet the Author:

D.D. marx came barreling into this world with the “gift of gab”. Her parents quickly identified a pattern forming when each teacher conference contained the words “she’s a little too social”. d.d.’s biggest life concern was identifying which boy she’d be chasing at recess rather than mastering math problems. She parlayed this gift into creating play dates on the playground. If friendship were a business, she would be a millionaire. She prides her life on maintaining friends from every walk of life in every corner of the country. This is the fuel that fills her tank.

Graduating with a Communication degree from the University of Dayton, she attempted to break into the world of Public Relations but was instead side-tracked with a J.O.B. At the strong encouragement of her friends and family, who dubbed her a “funny story teller”, she stretched her comfort zone by entering the Second City program in Chicago where her itch for entertainment was finally scratched. Determined to share her story and create a legacy, she decided to combine these talents and become a writer. She returned to her alma-mater to immerse herself in a 3-day writing course where this dream finally came to life. Asked to imagine if she was a super-hero, her task was to dig-deep to describe her special powers. Based on the real-life tragedy of one of her best friends, that answer came without hesitation. All she’s ever wanted was the power to visit with him one last time. This is the inspiration that catapulted her into her debut project titled, the Beyond Series. She dove into a world imagining that he never left.

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Opinion:

Just like the previous two books, this continues the story of Olivia and Finn as well as their guardian angels and its also devoted to friendships in different forms be they between a husband and a wife or between male friends or female friends. Friendship is a very important ingredient, which I've liked. For a lighthearted and sweet romp that's dedicated to friendship, this is a right read, but for something on a heavier side, I'd probably go look elsewhere, and I was in a mood for something light, sweet and profound.

This is for iRead Book Tours
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

Oct 16 - Library of Clean Reads - trilogy spotlight / giveaway
Oct 16 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 17 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 18 - Cindy's Love of Books - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 19 - A Holland Reads - review of Beyond Believing / guest post / giveaway
Oct 23 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 24 - My Reading Journeys - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 26 - Book Lover in Florida - review of Beyond Believing / guest post / giveaway
Oct 27 - Kristin's Novel Café - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Oct 30 - Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest - review of Beyond Believing
Oct 31 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Beyond Believing
Nov 1 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 3 - Cindy's Love of Books - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 6 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Beyond Love / author interview / giveaway
Nov 7 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 10 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Beyond Believing / guest post / giveaway
Nov 15 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 15 - Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest - review of Beyond Love
Nov 16 - My Reading Journeys - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 20 - Haddie Harper's Reviews - review of Beyond Believing / giveaway
Nov 21 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 22 - Kristin's Novel Café - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Nov 23 - A Holland Reads - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Nov 28 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Nov 29 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Beyond Love
Nov 30 - Book Lover in Florida - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Dec 1 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 4 - Cindy's Love of Books - review of Beyond Forever
Dec 4 - Cindy's Love of Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 5 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 6 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 7 - Haddie's Haven - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Dec 8 - Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest - review of Beyond Forever
Dec 12 - My Reading Journeys - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 18 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 19 - Kristin's Novel Café - review of Beyond Love / giveaway
Dec 20 - Haddie's Haven - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
Dec 21 - Book Lover in Florida - review of Beyond Forever / giveaway
​Dec 22 - A Holland Reads - review of Beyond Forever/ giveaway
​TBD - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Beyond Forever4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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