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 had 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I flew through this book! Once I began reading, I didn't want to put it down. We all often wonder if we get signs from our loved ones that have passed and this book opens your mind to the possibilities. You can feel the connection between Dan and Olivia then when Olivia meets Finn, you get the feeling that the love is meant to be. A feel-good beach read that you will want to have Beyond Love downloaded, as you will want to continue reading the story of Olivia and Finn!
I was taken by surprise. Beyond Believing was not what I expected. It was much more! This is a book filled with friendship, love, hope and much more. As Olivia struggles through everyday life without her best friend she ends up meeting Finn who is struggling too after the death of his wife. Beyond Believing was a surprise read for me. It was a book that was hard to put down. An engaging and heartfelt read kept me turning each page. Check it out and plan a few hours to spend deep into a sweet story. I am looking forward to reading the remainder of the series. I received a complimentary copy from I Read Book Tours.