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?
If you are looking for a romantic read that will make you both laugh and cry then ‘Runaway Bride’, is for you. Kitty leaves her wedding after witnessing the ultimate betrayal, running her only option. Jack rescues anything that needs it. Usually, it’s of the four-legged variety, but he makes an exception for Kitty.
Serendipitous circumstances draw Jack and Kitty together, and even though they have only known each other for a short time, proximity and mutual need bring them closer in every sense.
Self-discovery is the central theme of this gentle story, both Jack and Kitty have lessons to learn before they can experience their live’s fully. Jack needs to forgive himself and shed the guilt he feels over his wife’s death. Kitty needs to rebuild her self-esteem after years of being put down by mother and her cheating husband. These are painful lessons to learn, and at times you wonder whether they are they both too damaged to learn to love again?
A lovely tale which showcases a kaleidoscope of emotions, with lots of poignancy and humour, a real feel-good read.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.