Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mars With Venus Rising by Hope Taler Dougherty


MarsWithVenusRising_w11898_680Mars . . . with Venus Rising(Pelican Book Group, August 2015)
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.

My Thoughts:
John is exactly the time of man Penn needs, but is he the type she is willing to risk it all for?  Mayo and peanutbutter is the type of gal Penn is. Not a huge risk taker, but willing to try a few roller coasters to see if John can bring some adventures to her life. However, after losing her family, is John the one she wants to risk it all for? Filled with laughter, some moments of tears and a romantic adventure, Hope Daughtry pens a story like no other. I believe Venus does rise and to the top, I might add. This author was a new read for me and I enjoyed this light, witty and serious moments as needed kind of a book. If you're looking for a new author, I recommend Mars with Venus Rising by Hope Taler Daugherty. I give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to LItfuse for providing a complimentary copy for review purposes only. I was not compensated for a positive review. 

About the Author:
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.
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