- 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: #1,655,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Runaway Kindle Edition
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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.
I love a good historical romance, and this one sounded right up my alley. I read it all in one setting, though it was a shorter book than anticipated I will say. However, in this short book Renee Donne packed an amazing story. You really feel for Marianne as she escapes her stepfather and the hand she was promised too and heads west. You, too, become taken with the intriguing cowboy who saves her life more than once, and are rooting for them all the way. I will not give spoilers here, but I will say this: if you like a quick, read full of western-y romance and a bit of adventure, this book is for you. I loved it and can't wait to read more by the author!
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.
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!
"Runaway" is a short, light read that is perfect for someone who needs something quick and easy to read. The writing is pretty good, though not absolutely spectacular. The historical accuracy was good as far as I could tell.The characters were sometimes two dimensional and a little hard to relate to, but otherwise the book was good. For a romance book, this book was more realistic than I was expecting. In other words, the hero and heroine didn’t fall in love and get married in less than a month. For this, I commend the author and look forward to reading more books by her.
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