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Review: Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson

Title: Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: 425 pages
Book Rating: B+

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From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller—a thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

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.

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 most beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.


Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson is a captivating novel with an element of suspense.

Twenty-five-year-old AnnieLee Keyes is determined to make it to Nashville. She is running from something (or is it someone?) and she will do whatever it takes to leave Texas in the rearview mirror. Arriving in the country music capitol with little money but a huge talent and a lot of grit, AnnieLee is soon singing in any bar that will allow her on their stage.

As luck would have it, AnnieLee catches the eye of Ethan Blake who knows talent when he sees it. He is a talented musician but he does not crave the spotlight. However, Lucas knows the retired Queen of Country, Ruthannna Ryder who takes some persuading to listen to AnnieLee sing. Ruthanna sees a young version of herself in the aspiring singer but will AnnieLee accept career help when it is offered to her?

AnnieLee has plenty of pride so she accepts a bare minimum of Ruthanna’s help. She keeps her own counsel and holds her secrets close. In addition to her natural singing ability, AnnieLee is also an excellent songwriter. She and Ethan spend a lot of time together honing her songs and traveling to gigs. AnnieLee is attracted to him but will she risk her heart on her fellow musician?

Run, Rose, Run is a charming rags to riches novel with a hint of intrigue. AnnieLee is a strong young woman who is running from her past but it catches up to her in spectacular fashion. Ethan is down to earth and struggling with his own personal demons. Ruthanna is no stranger to heartache and although initially reluctant, she is soon fully invested in AnnieLee’s fast-rising career. With a stunning plot twist, Dolly Parton & James Patterson bring this heartwarming novel to a thrilling conclusion.


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