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Posted August 19, 2012
Serial house flipper Madison Boone caught my interest in the o
Serial house flipper Madison Boone caught my interest in the openingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
chapters of Mark of the Loon; Madison buries her grief over losing her
parents in renovation and selling homes, and in her closest friends.
Since I can understand the urge to hide from that kind of heartache, I
immediately connected with Madison - in her, author Molly Greene has
created a sympathetic character who makes her own share of both good and
bad decisions, surrounded by a terrifically developed group of female
friends. Part women's fiction, part mystery, part contemporary, Mark of
the Loon is a fantastic and heart-felt novel! Greene's debut novel has
so much going for it, from the deep and genuine friendships between
Madison, Gabi, Gwen, and Anna, to the next layer down - Madison's issues
and how they're explored -, not to mention the tentative and sweet
romance that organically develops for Madison and Cole Welles. Not
only was I never bored, I was absolutely fascinated as Madison pulled
back the curtain on the couple who owned the house before her and filled
it with their stories and their love. I enjoyed learning about Mallory,
the woman who shared Madison's initials, and her husband. I didn't
expect the mystery surrounding them, but it was a delightful addition to
Loon! As Molly Greene's novel slowly unfolded, I fell deeper into the
story being told. I wasn't merely reading about Madison's life; I felt
like I was there - discovering the quaint old home and impulsively
buying it, falling for Cole amidst being terrified of doing so, digging
into the enigma of the past owners of Madison's new home. I definitely
was as surprised as Madison was by how everything worked out in the end!
With supportive and amazing friends any girl would be lucky to have, an
exploration of healing from old grief, a truly swoon-worthy and
steadfast love interest, and side characters who, even though they
aren't in Mark of the Loon very often, nevertheless were a hugely felt
presence, Greene's novel is a truly heart-felt and poignant read.
Whether you're looking for a mystery, a romance, a contemporary,
something with humor, or even a touch of the paranormal, Mark of the
Loon has something for everyone!