- File Size: 3943 KB
- Print Length: 61 pages
- Publisher: Anaiah Press (July 28, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 28, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M8EQ74E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Runaway Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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This western period piece is the perfect afternoon read for escaping just like the main character. I really enjoyed the characters and the feel of being in the wild west. The story line drew me in and I had to know what was about happen happen. I wished it had been longer. If you're looking for a clean sweet romance, with a dash of suspense I recommend this book. It's a christian read.
Runaway is an enjoyable first novel. It was shorter than the books I usually read, barely longer than a novella. The short length meant there wasn’t a lot of scope for character development, particularly with regard to Aaron. This was a weakness, as I never felt I understood his motives, and without that he was almost too good to be true. Marianne was a better character, but she too would have benefited from more fleshing out.
The writing was solid, although there were a few typos, and the faith elements were subtle and well-presented. Renee Donne shows potential as an author. Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review.
I found the plot to be rather choppy. If this is the author's first book, which I don't know if it is, then I see that as a spot of growth. Yet I also found the characters to be a little shallow too. Perhaps more story would have been the answer there, I don't know.
Still this was a quick read. Amazon shows it at only about 57 pages. So maybe, a longer book would have had a less choppy plot and deeper characters.
Did I like the book? Sorta. I've got really mixed feelings about it as a whole. Parts were good. Parts were sweet. Parts dragged. Would I read something else by this author? Maybe. I'm not sure. This was by no means a favorite, but perhaps I could read something else by this author and see how she develops over time.
I received this book for free from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of novellas, westerns, romance
Rating - 2.5 stars. I've debated about this a lot. I usually don't round up when I give half ratings, but I don't feel that this one truly deserves a 2 star rating. So for Amazon purposes, it's 3 stars.
Renee Donne has written an engaging tale about an interesting cast of characters. You’ll care about some of them, and you’ll detest others, wishing you had the skill to deliver a blow to the head like one of the heroines on my typical reading list. Marianne, Donne’s main character, is not physically brave or aggressive, but she has the inner strength to survive betrayal, danger, and a life that has been turned upside down through no fault of her own. An underlying theme of faith adds another dimension to this sweet, western romance.
The next time you plan to spend some time in a lounge chair by the pool or on a blanket under a beach umbrella, pack your ereader along with your sunscreen. Renee Donne’s Runaway is a nice way to relax before hectic fall schedules call us back into the real world.
After Marianne's Mother dies, her stepfather sell her to an old man for marriage. She decides to runaway from Philadelphia to her Aunts house in Texas. She ends up in a stage coach accidents and is rescued by a handsome young man. She finds she has feelings for him, but can she trust him?
A fast paced short story. The writing for that era (and the story) was very believable. I do think things like this happened many years ago. I also liked Marianne, she was very sweet and likable. Even though (to me) the story was predictable, I did enjoy Runaway. I feel those who love western/romance will enjoy this book as well. A perfect beach/summer read!
(I was given this book as a gift)
And when the setting it taken out of the big cities and put in the wild, harsh West they are even SWEETER.
The ruggedness of the land and men and the gentleness and vulnerability of the women blend together to bring a tender story of hard work and loving romance.
Marianne is devastated and she is running away to find her aunt!
She will NOT be sold to the highest bidder as her step-father wants.
But then the stage coach tips over and the driver is hurt and she finds out her aunt's place has been threatened by Indians.
Can life getting any worse?
Actually yes it can...her supposed husband-to-be has sent henchmen to bring her back home.
Can she find safety and trust with the handsome cowboy who always seems to be in the right place to rescue her?
Or is she putting his life in danger too?
A book SO WORTH READING!
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