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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  12 reviews
After Marianne discovers her bankrupt stepfather sold her into marriage to the highest bidder, she flees Philadelphia and heads west to start a new life.

Unfortunately for her danger follows. First, a stage coach accident leaves her stranded in the middle of nowhere – with an injured driver. And henchmen, hired by her spurned would-be husband, are hot on her trail, threate
Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Anaiah Press
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Becca Moree
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This was my first Historical Romance and I was very nervous about reading it. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to give it the review it deserved due to my hesitance to read it. I've never been a big history buff and generally won't be caught dead watching a western! That being said, the synopsis grabbed me and had me willing to give it a shot.

The story starts off very well and definitely gets your attention and makes you care for Marianne and her circumstance. I can't imaging being thrown i
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I could only say one thing about this book I would have to say that I loved it! I read it in one sitting because I became so absorbed in the story and characters that I had to know how the ending would be, and boy I must say I wasn't disappointed at all. I easily found myself immediately drawn into the plight of Marianne, and because of the blurb I knew what she planned to do, but there were a few unexpected twists that made the story a very satisfying read. Every story needs a villain, and I ...more
Courtney Gager
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I began reading Runaway on a Sunday and finished it that day. It's a short, relaxing weekend read, and the author does a good job of pacing the story in a a way that makes it hard to put down. Even if you aren't a history buff (ahem, me), you'll be able to attach to the story because the characters' emotions have a modern and relatable feel. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a clean, romantic read that keeps you in suspense! (I received this book free in exchange for an honest ...more
Linda Brendle
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Runaway by Renee Donne Is a Sweet, Western Romance

Romance is not my normal genre when it comes to choosing a book to read. Most of the women I read about carry a gun or can bring down an opponent twice their size with a quick kick to the temple. Runaway, however, was a nice change of pace for a lazy summer afternoon.

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 blo
Marianne Fhinnerty runs away to Texas after discovering her step-father has betrothed her to sixty-year-old Maxwell Halsted. She is rescued from a stagecoach accident by the handsome Aaron Smith, but it soon becomes apparent that trouble has followed her …

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 weakn
Marianne has a problem. Her stepfather is tired of supporting her and sells her to an odious old man in marriage. She runs away and runs into even more trouble when the stagecoach tips over. The cowboy who rescues her is very kind, but Marianne is unsure of what his intentions are.

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 t
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Regency Romances are WONDERFUL!

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
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book for review from the publisher, this in no way affects my thoughts expressed in this review*
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 w
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Runaway by Renee Donne

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 li
Angela Caldwell
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Runaway by Renee Donne
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.
Misty Iputi
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Runaway grabs your attention from the beginning with a prearranged marriage having a step father sell to highest bidder her hand to cover debt. Through the book with the different events that happen. (NO SPOILERS) I can say the end is good and only half a surprise. RUNAWAY is worth another read especially during a relaxing day during the summer. Overall I believe this book is a 5/5 stars
Carrie Dalby
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
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