Because You Loved Me by Beth Moran


Marion Miller needs a fresh start.

Her childhood in Northern Ireland wasn’t easy, with a father who passed away when she was young and a mother who got lost in grief. Now grown-up and with family relations as tense as ever, Marion heads to England, to find out the truth about her father’s mysterious past – and hopefully an extended family who will love her as much as he did.

Scarlett Obermann runs a holiday park in Sherwood Forest with her daughter Grace, but what’s she’s best at is making people feel like they belong. With her merry band of waifs and strays, Scarlett welcomes Marion with open arms, and it isn’t long before Marion finally understands what it means to find a home.

As she tries to uncover her father’s story, Marion slowly blossoms, even daring to indulge in her crush on Reuben, the son of the Lord of the Manor, but she hasn’t quite out-run her past. And as Scarlett faces her own tragedy, it’s Marion’s turn to take care of peveryone.

Because you can’t choose your family, but you can make your friends the family you choose.

This novel was first published as Making Marion.

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I love Beth Moran because she never fails to surprise me in how she will make me feel during a story, she pulls me through the widest range of emotions possible, from happiness to sadness, anger, annoyance, forgiveness, relief, joy, trust me if you read this it’s like a rollercoaster of moods. That’s what makes her so talented because I got so emotional on Marion’s behalf and trust me she forgives far easier than I would in her place, I mean sheesh some of her ‘friends’ transgressed and hadn’t earned my forgiveness I’ll tell you that !

Emotionally involved is just the beginning, you’ll be addicted to every page, Beth writes such wonderful real characters, flaws and all, no perfection, just people who you can relate to and are human. So much is dealt with too, death of a parent, toxic parents, child neglect, attempted assault, self discovery and finding family. Everything is written so sensitively and all written with so much care.

I can thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend Because You Loved Me , it’s such a beautiful tale and a gift to read.

Thanks to netgalley, Beth Moran, Boldwood Books and Rachel’s Random Resources for a free e-book in return for an honest and voluntary review, all opinions are my own and freely given.


Beth Moran is the bestselling author of romantic novels including Christmas Every Day and Just The Way You Are. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women’s network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.

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