Mars With Venus Rising Book Review

Mars With Venus Rising is a story of loss and healing. Old wounds have Penn Davenport stuck in place in her life. Will she find a way to move forward?
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About Mars . . . with Venus Rising

A meddling horse, paper bag floors and a flying saucer on the town square. The little town of Mars has it all—including a brand new resident who might spell heartache for one of its own.

Twenty-something Penn Davenport yearns for an exciting life in the big city and wants to shed the label of orphan that she’s worn for years. To achieve that dream, she must pass the CPA exam then move away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash.

When John Townsend—full of life and the joy of living—moves to town, he rattles Penn’s view of herself, her life, and her dreams . . . which isn’t such a bad thing until she falls for him and discovers he’s a pilot.

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Disclaimer: I want to thank Hope Toler Dougherty and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.


About Hope Toler Dougherty

Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author.

Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football.

Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.

What I Thought

Penn Davenport was a tough character for me to love. She seemed so weak and childish for her age. While I understand that she lost her parents in a plane crash, I felt her fears to be over the top.

John on the other hand was the swoonworthy, upstanding guy every girl dreams of having as her leading man. His gentle manner and patience were exemplary.

This book delivers the predictable happy ending which I have grown to love in a good romance novel. An easy read with a positive message of hope and healing.

Hope Toler Dougherty’s ‘Mars . . . with Venus Rising’ Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway

Travel to the small town of Mars, where you’ll find a meddling horse, paper bag floors, and a flying saucer on the town square—in Hope Toler Dougherty’s book, Mars . . . with Venus Rising. Penn Davenport dreams of passing the CPA exam and moving away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash. When John Townsend—full of life and the joy of living—moves to town, he rattles Penn’s view of herself, her life, and her dreams . . . which isn’t such a bad thing until she falls for him and discovers he’s a pilot.

Celebrate Hope’s Mars . . . with Venus Rising blog tour with a Kindle Fire Prize Pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Mars . . . with Venus Rising
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • A Kindle Fire

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 18th. The winner will be announced May 19th on Hope’s blog.

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