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Saturday, December 2, 2017

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About the Book

Name of book: Runaway Romance
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Genre: Contemporary romance with Amish thread
Release Date: October, 2017
When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation?
Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is.
Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets?
Can their new romance withstand the pressure, or will Ann choose to run again?
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About the Author

miraleeI love life, love my family, love writing Christian fiction–reading, riding my horse and puttering in my garden are all ways I relax. I often have my little 7 lb Chihuahua, Lacey, on my lap when I’m working–there’s nothing like a warm ball of love on your lap to act as a stress reliever!
First and foremost I’m a child of God and daughter of the King. I’ve been involved in women’s ministries for years, I’m married to a wonderful man, have two grown children, two cats, two dogs, 10 chickens and ride my son-in-law’s Arabian mare since my old mare passed in 2013. We live about 9 miles from the nearest town on 11 acres, in a peaceful setting surrounded by trees.
I started writing shortly after I turned 50, and discovered I loved it so much I don’t want to stop. I have 15 novels out & a five book set of horse novels for middle-grade girls. I write both women’s contemporary fiction, historical & contemporary romance, and horse/mystery novels for girls. One of my Western romances, Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, was awarded the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, three books have been optioned as movies, and several books have been on the ECPA best seller list. You can find out more about me andmy books at

Guest Post from Miralee Ferrell

In the spring of 2015, I received an email from a Hollywood producer, followed by a phone call. Imagine my surprise when she asked if I’d be willing to write a book for them. They were no longer producing the Love Finds You books into movies and were working on a different project for UP TV, a possible three-movie series, and she hoped I might be able to work with them. She explained that she’d optioned Love Finds You in Sundance, Wyoming, two or three years earlier, and loved it. Of the thirty-five or so titles she’d read of the line, that was her favorite. However, UP TV didn’t want to make historical or old west movies, so she’d shelved it for now.
During that time period, I’d gotten my rights returned to all of my LFY books and had retitled them Finding Love in Last Chance, CaliforniaFinding Love in Tombstone, Arizona, and Finding Love in Bridal Veil, Oregon. Sundance became Outlaw Angel, and all four are still in print.
Here’s the amazing part. I came very, very close to turning down that contract offer with Summerside for Sundance. I was disappointed in the advance and royalty rate, and shortly after they released it, they sold the line to Guideposts, and that company didn’t continue the line much longer. Understandably, sales waned on their final releases, and I was disappointed with my sales from that final book as my others had done quite well. For a long time, I wished I hadn’t taken that contract and instead held out for one with another company for a three-book series. However, had I done that, I doubt Runaway Romance would ever have been written. It was Sundance that grabbed Chevonne’s attention and caused her to contact me. And the rest, as they say, is history.


I would like a show of hands please. How many have looked at or glanced at a Reality Show? I confess that I was curious and watched a show about Jon &Kate. They were the couple who had twins and then surprise they had more babies then they could handle. I was intrigued by their story but soon grew weary of the exploitation of the kids. It became more about them being paraded around and stared at as if they were on display. This brings me to the book I just finished. Annie happens to be on a Reality show with her boyfriend Scott. When a decision is made to go in a new direction with her character, Annie decides she needs a break.

I really like Annie and how she stood up for being mistreated and walked away from a very prestigious career. I loved how she realized that she wasn’t really part of the family, only a pawn for better ratings. To everyone’s surprise she leaves and tells no one where she is going. She needs to get far away from Hollywood and find a quiet little town to think. I found her leaving showed a very strong side to her character. She was finally standing up for herself.

When she lands in Amish country I loved where the story was going. A city girl out in the middle of nowhere meets Amish country. I found her character willing to adjust to her new environment quite well. Sarah is a sweet woman who takes Annie in. They soon find out that God has placed them together for a reason, Can Annie help Sarah get through her grief of losing her husband?

How long will it be before someone recognizes who Annie really is? Hunter seems to really have feelings for Annie, but will her secret ruin their relationship? I though Hunter was an honest and very caring person. He doesn’t want to get hurt, but will Annie open up and tell him who she is, before the truth is revealed?

As a side story there was the mysterious older women who showed up in town one day. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she got there. The town makes sure she has food but wonder if anyone is looking for her. The author does a great job of bringing this mystery to the storyline and gets Annie & Hunter to play detective. Is someone looking for Carla ? Can Hunter and Annie help her find her family? I liked how Carla was not ignored because of the way she looked. People wanted to help her and it is a great reminder not to judge people for the way they look.

The story is fun to read and I loved how each character is looking for answers from God. Can Sarah’s inn become successful? Will Hunter learn who Annie really is? Can Annie find what she is looking for in a little Amish town? Will someone come forward and recognize Carla? Thank I’m excited to hear that the book is going to be a TV movie soon. I look forward to seeing the characters in the movie. It’s a great story that explores acceptance, trust, secrets and listening to God. Be sure and grab a copy .

I received a copy of this book from a Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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    1 comment:

    1. I love your reviews Deana! I think it is wonderful how you share something personal so we can connect with you. Hugs!