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Return of the Runaway Bride [Kindle Edition]

Donna Fasano
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Once upon a time... there lived a lovely young woman named Savanna who was engaged to Daniel, a handsome law student. Theirs was to be a fairy-tale wedding. But Savanna's second thoughts were too big to be ignored, so the would-be bride ran away.

As the years passed... Daniel's heart turned to ice. It was this unfeeling man that Savanna faced upon her return. The love of her youth is now a stranger. Can Savanna ever make Daniel understand why she abandoned him? And will she convince the man of her dreams he will always be her Prince Charming?

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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance novels. Her books have won numerous awards and have hit the Kindle Top 100 List, reaching as high as #5.

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  • File Size: 332 KB
  • Print Length: 145 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054DG3QI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Return of the Runaway Bride June 6, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
In the author's note, Fasano says this book was inspired by an elevator ride she shared with a bride-to-be and her mother who had just picked up a bridal gown. The daughter told her mother, "I just don't think I can go through with this" and Fasano took it from there. With the pressure of wedding preparations, the commitments implied, and what they might be giving up, getting cold feet on the cusp of the wedding is common.

Although acting on those concerns is rare, Savanna's reasons made sense. She felt going from her parent's care straight to marriage, especially to someone like her fiancé Danny who is on the verge of joining his father's law practice, would preclude her from ever becoming independent. If only she'd thought of this sooner. Of course, had she done that, we wouldn't have much of a story.

What I enjoyed about "Return of the Runaway Bride" was the premise, since it is something many have considered, and an exploration of the potential repercussions. Although it does have the required happily-ever-after ending, getting there is far from easy. It also depicts the advantages of small town life, with their extensive informal support systems, and the disadvantages due to gossip and everyone knowing your business.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good romance! June 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love the way Donna Fasano writes and Return of the Runaway Bridedid not disappoint me. Even though the title sounded like something that has been done before, I was pleasantly surprised with a fresh story line. Her characters have this quality of realness to them which allows them to be believable, flaws and all. Ms. Fasano's ability to throw humor into her writing adds richness to the story, and had me laughing many times. I will continue to read any book that Donna Fasano writes and will recommend her books to anybody that is looking for a great read. Fantastic book!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Book January 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a sweet book. I can't agree this book is a "total snoozer". I'm sorry, L. Mcconner, I just can't agree. Goes to show that the same dress fits every woman differently, and sometimes you just have to try it on for yourself.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A KindleObsessed Review January 5, 2012
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I was sitting in the living room watching TV the other day when this ridiculous commercial for Dr. Pepper 10 comes on. "This is a MAN's drink!" it spouted as some slightly less than average looking man jumped a canyon in a dune-buggy. (*eye roll*) Anyways, at the end of this commercial he charges the TV camera, drink in fist and throws out the phrase, "So you can keep your romantic comedies and lady drinks..." because blah ditty blah blah. Now, normally I would pay absolutely no attention to this AT ALL, but when the screen faded to black and something infinitely more ridiculous came on the screen I heard my husband chuckle. (*insert raised eyebrow*)
"What's so funny?" I asked glaring at the man to my right.
"You are soooo not a girl." He says.
"WTH are you talking about?" I spit back. "The last time I checked homey...I had boobs."
"Romantic comedies and lady drinks (chuckle) lovely bride are so not a girl."
"Am so!" Sticks tongue out in true 2-year-old fashion.
"Hand me your phone."
(I have to admit, this is the part where I started to get a little concerned.)
"What do you need my phone for?" I ask.
"I'm going to prove something to you."
"Look...right here. Look at the movies you have on your phone."

I (of course) took the phone in a huge huff about to disprove my arrogant husband. such luck. As it turns out, I am indeed a dude. (In case you were wonder the movies were "28 Days Later" "Daybreakers" "Legion" "Zombieland" and "Avatar")

Well...all of this got me thinking. I don't read enough romance. Yes...I read my fair share of "I'm a warewolf...aren't I hot" but true unadulterated romance? Not so much.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Lady June 4, 2011
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I had the pleasure of reading this book, it was a wonderful romance you get to see the characters fall in love all over again I loved the interaction between them the characters were very real and didnt always do what was right or what we would want them to do if you looking for a good read this is it. I have a book club and I gave this 5 out of 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is not Tolstoy but that's OK January 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Recently I was homebound and wanted some light reading to pass the time. Return of the Runaway Bride was perfect. It's well-written and I love how Fasano turns a phrase. I found myself giggling out loud. I have to disagree with LMcconner, it was not boring. It's a romance novel not Tolstoy. If you enjoy the genre then I would recommend this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable romance October 18, 2011
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Nineteen-year-old Savanna Langford has everything she has ever wanted. Her childhood was perfect. Her parents are perfect; she is set to marry the perfect man. But, is it too much perfection? What has she ever done on her own? An hour before her perfect fairytale wedding, everything feels like a crushing weight. Savanna is suffocating. She feels like she has no choice. She abandons everything and everyone and runs away.

Life is messy and, sometimes, it takes more courage to face what you've run away from, and that's exactly what Savanna has decided to do. She returns to her small hometown of Fulton after six years. In the interim, she has put herself through college and is the owner of a successful marketing/fundraising business. She's not a sheltered teenager anymore, but a confident young woman. That is, until she meets her former flame, Daniel Walsh.

The book explores not only fears, but also, the consequences of ones actions and how they affect everyone around you. The author does a good job of portraying Savanna. I understood her reasons for what she has done and the need to confront her past, but I did not feel the same connection to Daniel. Here is a young man who was jilted at the altar, had some unexpected things thrown his way and struggles to get through one day at a time. Adding Savanna back into the mix certainly should have added some explosive sparks to the book. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to happen. Daniel seemed to have only two emotions throughout the story: defensive or sweet, without much in-between.

The writing is clear and concise and has a nice flow to it. I read the story in two sittings, and enjoyed it. It is a feel-good story with a satisfying ending that romance fans will love.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Hated it
Hated it.
Published 1 month ago by Hank1941
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Romance!
I enjoyed reading this book. It was well written and had me interested from page one. It was a sweet, clean romance.
Published 3 months ago by Joni
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Fasano has a happy new fan!!!
Savanna Langford knew that Danny Walsh was perfect husband material. He loved her desperately, as she did him, and they would get married and live happily ever after. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mimi Barbour
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I just finished "Return of the Runaway Bride". Loved the book. I'm a romantic at heart, thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Read more
Published 4 months ago by F. Nylander
4.0 out of 5 stars quick read
Return of the Runaway Bride by Donnaa Fasano is a quick read romance. It is one of the books in the boxed set Ten Brides for Ten Heros. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P. Blevins
5.0 out of 5 stars So realistic and so well-written
This book hooked me from the first page with its appealing characters. I've met three brides who had cold feet and was wondering how Ms. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Reader Forever
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This story captured my interest from the beginning to the end. I read a lot of romances, and this one was one that I recommend to those who like a romance that isn't filled with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Meador
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book! With much emotion! Well written.
Published 5 months ago by Five Cents
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet
It kept my interest going on to the end. Lots of twists happen when you think you know what will happen. I feel that it ended a little abrupt is the reason for the 4 stars. Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. L. Davenport
4.0 out of 5 stars Old fashioned type story
Small town girl leaves her hometown under a cloud.
When Savanna returns she does not expect to find Daniel still there.
Then a very old fashioned type story. Read more
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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What others are saying about Donna's books:

"...complex, funny, and realistic..." ~Wilmington News Journal


"Could not help myself from reading excerpts to my husband and friends. This book is well written, the characters are real, everyday folks. It is very easy to identify with them. Donna Fasano is a talented author." ~Elizabeth M. Caldwell on Amazon

"...a fast paced riotous look at family life today. Donna Fasano is right on target!" ~Donna Zapf,

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