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Title: To Rescue the Runaway Bride
Series:The Hollingsworth Sisters
Author: Kelsey McKnight
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: April 27, 2021
This is a heartwarming contemporary romance, set mainly in and around the delightful small town of Marietta in Montana. The Hollingsworth sisters used to stay there during the summer and have inherited their home there, much to the chagrin of their parents. This story focuses on Claire who is nicknamed as Princess Perfect, but her life is anything but perfect at the moment. Her fiancé confessed to infidelity just weeks before their wedding – and expected her not to mind that his lover is pregnant! Claire breaks their engagement and travels to Marietta to join her sisters as they prepare for her oldest sister’s wedding. She makes a list of things she wants to do during her stay, things she knows her ex would never be happy joining in with – she’s going to live her life for herself instead of giving up on the things she enjoys to appease him.
She certainly never anticipated meeting an attractive Frenchman, a newcomer to the area who is opening a beautiful lodge on Copper Mountain. He’s attractive – and resourceful. They meet in Marietta but it is whilst out hiking that they meet again and the sparks fly. Claire is only supposed to be there for two weeks but two weeks can be long enough to change your life forever, if only you take the chance . . .
What a great read this proved to be.It was lovely to catch up on the sisters and their partner as well as the locals – including notorious gossip Carol Bingley! However, I still think it would be enjoyable as a standalone, though it may tempt you to read other books set in this glorious location. Claire and Théo are faced with many choices but what will happen when it is time for Claire to return home? I can’t wait to read more by this author in future.
Thank you to Tule Publishing for my copy of this very enjoyable book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
She’s ready to take charge of her future…
Accountant Claire Hollingsworth has always played by the rules, squelching her own dreams to please her father, work for her family’s publishing business and play the perfect hostess for her ambitious fiancé. But when she learns he’s been cheating weeks before their wedding, Claire breaks the engagement and heads to Marietta, Montana, to reconnect with her sisters and with herself. Armed with a to-do list of adventures, she’s determined to break a few rules.
Théodore Deschamps is ready to start a new chapter. He left his successful career as a Hollywood stuntman to open a lodge on Copper Mountain, where he spent summers as a child. He loves nothing more than a challenge, and the strawberry blonde who literally falls into his arms promises to be his biggest one yet.
What starts out as ticking off items on her list quickly becomes much more intense. But Claire has to return to reality in two weeks, and she’s not sure how, or if, she can say goodbye.