Mary Jayne Baker returns to the blog with a new story and characters – soon to become your friends with
The Runaway Bride
Oh Kitty – so ready to be married. Or is she? Apparently not as she fled the church without phone, money or even a decent change of shoes or clothes – to hitchhike far far away in her wedding gown and wellies…..
Jack, itinerant children’s book author also ‘running’ from his own guilt after his wife’s death stops to see if Kitty needs help (oh does she ever!) and soon the two have formed a loose partnership of caring for one another and looking out – just until they are up on their feet that is.
Mary Jayne Baker writes stories with characters that are instantly empathetic, enjoyable and intriguing – even when they aren’t at their best. Both Kitty and Jack have solid senses of humor, find joy in little things even when life is darkest, and tend to a bit of impulse. But Kitty is far more unsettled here: the impulse that led her to leave her own wedding and spend time ‘trying to sort out her life’ isn’t without its moments of hilarity, pitfalls and far more thought than one would expect from the start of the book. Jack too has his issues that with the help of Kitty and his desire to help her find her way brings him a sense of peace and a settling of his grieving process, allowing him to move forward. Together these two are spectacular, but even alone each character stands solidly on their own with hopes, dreams, faults and personality that makes it hard for readers to choose a favorite among them: but simply to cheer on their journey toward new starts and new opportunities for life and love.
Title: The Runaway Bride
Author: Mary Jayne Baker
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy, British, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance
Published by: Aria
Published on: 6 May, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Here comes the bride ... but how long can she hide?
When Kitty Clayton flees her wedding with no money, no bank card and no phone, her life seems worryingly futureless. All she knows is, she'd rather sleep on the streets than go back home to cheating Ethan.
After picking her up hitch-hiking, widowed children's author Jack Duffy takes Kitty under his wing, looking out for her until she gets back on her feet. And it's not long before the two grow close...
But with Jack struggling to recover from the guilt he feels over his wife's death and Kitty refusing to face up to the problems she's running away from at home, will the two ever manage to share a happily ever after?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.