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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review - The Runaway Christmas Bride by Scarlet Wilson

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Review by Suze

When she's about to get married Emma discovers that the groom doesn't want to be with her any longer. She decides to give him back his freedom and drives away. She ends up in Marietta, where the Christmas season starts early and people are friendly. There she meets Mitch. Mitch used to be a football player, but an injury ended his career. He now works with teenagers and has experienced the healing effect Marietta can have on people with a broken heart. He sees Emma can use a friend and decides to be there for her, while secretly hoping she'll stay. He likes the woman with the lovely Scottish accent and wants to get to know her better. The timing might not be ideal, but does that mean they don't have a chance?

The Runaway Christmas Bride is an incredibly sweet story. Emma is a wonderful woman with a big heart. She went through a lot and Marietta is the perfect place for her to recover from the bad things that happened to her. Mitch is a handsome and gentle man. Both Emma and Mitch have a big secret that isn't easy to share. Scarlet Wilson writes about it in an open and sympathetic way and I couldn't read the story quickly enough to see how they'd handle each other's insecurities. Mitch is perfect for Emma, but she only left someone at the altar very recently, so she isn't ready for someone new yet. I kept hoping that a little bit of Christmas magic would make them see that it's always the right time for true love.

Scarlet Wilson writes about a fantastic cozy town. Marietta is the perfect location for a romantic Christmas story and she makes it come to life with colorful descriptions of both the town and its inhabitants. I immediately fell in love with the place and really enjoyed reading about it. It was fun to see the town through the eyes of the people who love it so much, which made it feel even more welcoming. The Runaway Christmas Bride is a heartwarming festive story filled with charm, Christmas cheer, hope and light.


If you love feelgood Christmas romance The Runaway Christmas Bride would be a perfect choice.


  1. Christmas is just two months away! Time to binge on Christmas chick lit and Hallmark movies!

  2. This is a new author for me so thank you for your honest review!

  3. new author for me but you sure made me want to read this...thank you for this review!

  4. Ahh yes! This is definitely going on my Christmas TBR!
    Cora ❤

  5. It reminds me a lot of "Just for Christmas" by Scarlett Bailey...both the protagonists are Scots and running away from a wedding, sort of. Anyway, I'd love to read this novel, I like anything set during Christmas!

  6. This sounds soothing and fun!


  7. I love romantic Christmas stories :)

  8. This is a new author for me so thank you for your posting.

  9. I like to read Christmas stories year round.

  10. Oh my goodness, how did we get to Christmas reading already? Time for feelgood books & films - yay!

  11. I love the cover, it's very sweet.