Friday 1 April 2022

Book Review | Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson | prettylittlewriter

 A wonderfully country, heart-warming and fast-paced novel. 

'Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.
Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.'

I've always been a huge country music fan, and more specifically, Dolly Parton fan. When she announced this novel co-written with James Patterson, an author who's previous work I've also enjoyed, I knew it was going to be something I loved.

AnnieLee is just a joyous, badass, country-music hopeful with a hidden past that leaves you desperate to find out what has happened for her to constantly be looking over her shoulder. 
Ethan is an absolute angel, who you want desperately for AnnieLee to let in, as all he wants to do from the moment he meets her is take care of her. 
And Ruthanna, well, you can just tell that she has been modelled on Queen Dolly herself; she is the epitome of cool, she knows her worth and won't settle for less, and is just a complete and utter sweetheart. 

The novel has been written so well that you really do feel like you're in the heart of Nashville throughout, following AnnieLee as she tries to escape her past and chase her dreams. 
True Patterson style, the novel is also quick and snappy, with short chapters that keep you saying 'just one more' until you've practically read the whole book in one day. 

I cannot fault this novel at all as I love a quick-paced thriller, and I felt completely satisfied with the direction the story took. 

The only thing I was disappointed in was the ending, as I felt it was quite rushed, and that there wasn't quite enough romance involved, but otherwise, it was an absolutely brilliant novel!

4.5/5 stars

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