Book Review: Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

AnnieLee Keyes is determined to make it in Nashville. She’s arrived in town with no money, no place to stay, and nothing but sheer determination to get her through. She manages to get an opportunity to perform at The Cat’s Paw, a local dive bar where she catches the attention of Ethan Blake.

Ethan is former military, part-time back-up player for Ruthanna Ryder, and part-time aspiring musician. He sees something special in AnnieLee and convinces his boss to give her a chance.

Ruthanna Ryder is a country music legend. Although she’s retired she continues to write and record—songs nobody is ever intended to hear. At Ethan’s insistence, Ruthanna goes to listen to AnnieLee. Impressed with the young singer, Ruthanna agrees to take her under her wing and help her achieve her dreams. But AnnieLee has a dark past that is looming over her. It’s only a matter of time before she’s forced to confront the life she fled from. Will she be able to realize her dreams or will her nightmares prevail?

Run, Rose, Run is a country music Cinderella story with a Dolly Parton-esque fairy godmother you had no idea you needed in your life.

It’s an easy, enjoyable read with a down-to-earth main character. Run, Rose, Run is available everywhere.

*I received a copy of Run, Rose, Run from Little Brown and Company and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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