The Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan - Olivia Folmar Ard Molly Marshall is fresh out of college, stuck in a menial job she hates, engaged to a man who she feels has lost his ambition for anything useful, and is generally dissatisfied with it all. Her own troubled childhood seems to further distance her from her fiancé, but when his seemingly perfect family reveals a long-kept secret, it changes everything. Through every circumstance, she learns more about herself and the way she views the world. Barreling towards what she thinks is her dream, she finds out along the way that it’s not circumstances that make you happy, but your mindset.
Molly Marshall, in whose head we live for this story, is probably the most relatable character I have ever come across. For anyone who has ever doubted themselves, found themselves unsatisfied with the life they’re living, or judged current circumstances based on past experiences, I think you’ll love Molly too. This book is almost as good as a therapy session, without the awkward, “So, how does that make you feel?” question. It’s a contemporary tale that speaks to any age or stage of life.

The writing style is easy to digest, leaving the reader free to enjoy the story that enfolds. I have long admired the author, Olivia Folmar Ard, for her presence in the writing community, and reading her work has only served to deepen that admiration. Though not my usual read, I can wholeheartedly give this the 5 stars it deserves.

I received this book as a free advanced reader’s copy. This review is my honest opinion.