Sunday, December 3, 2017

Celebrate Lit Tour: Runaway Romance

Celebrate Lit Tour: Runaway Romance


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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My Thoughts

Runaway Romance effectively combines the cut-throat cultures of reality TV with the simple Amish community life to tell a story of second chances and forgiveness. Annie and Hunter are both “damaged goods,” having been scarred by relationships gone bad, yet both are open to the gentle leading of Sarah, who despite her grief at being widowed, has a strong faith in God’s goodness. I liked Annie who was resilient in the face of hurt and misunderstanding. There were a couple of times I laughed out loud at her foibles while trying to fit into the Amish community. I enjoyed learning about the Amish and their belief system. All the characters were well-developed, including the “bad guys.” I would have liked more description of the setting, but that is personal preference, not a criticism. A highly enjoyable read.

I received a copy of this book for free from CelebrateLit Publicity, and a favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own

About the Author



I 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 http://miraleeferrell.com/

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, California, Finding 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.

Blog Stops

Here are Miralee's remaining tour stops:

December 4: Big Reader Site
December 4: the Power of Words
December 5: Kat's Corner Books
December 6: Baker Kella
December 7: Splashes of Joy
December 7: Karen Hadley
December 8: Quiet Quilter
December 9: Red Headed Book Lady
December 9:  Just the Write Escape
December 10: Cafinated Reads
December 11: Remembrancy
December 11: Carpe Diem

Giveaway


In honor of her tour, Miralee is giving away a grand prize of a Kindle Fire! Click the link below to enter! Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c31a

13 comments:

  1. Linda, thank you so much for your post and your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my new book! I hope you get the chance to watch the movie as well on Jan. 7th.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to watching your movie.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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  3. Miralee, I loved your story about how you caught the eye of the producer. God's plan is always better than ours. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! It's been quite an adventure. God does always know best.

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  4. Thanx for the review and giveaway!!!! Love Miralee!!!

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    1. Ah, thanks, Jennifer!!! So tickled to see you stop by.

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  5. Loved this book and can't wait for the next one! Looking forward to the movie also! Congratulations on this new release, Miralee!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I really appreciated your review, too. Merry Christmas!

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  6. This sounds like an exciting story!

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    1. Thanks, Emma! I'm so glad you stopped by, and I hope you get the chance to read my book and see the movie. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Hi Melissa, yeah, wouldn't that be fun to experience a Runaway Romance? So glad you stopped by, and I hope you have a chance to see my movie and read my book. Merry Christmas!

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