What I’m Reading: Run Rose, Run

I saw the book Run, Rose, Run listed when I was scrolling through the online library.  I think it was the cover that first caught my eye and then it was the author.  James Patterson and Dolly Parton??  That seemed like an unusual combination to me.  I had to check it out.  I put myself on the waitlist and it finally became available.

This book was kind of fun to listen to in the audio version.  Dolly Parton is one of the readers as well as a whole ensemble of others.  It is almost more like a play.  That was interesting and new to me as a listener.

I’ve long been a Dolly Parton fan but have to say, I’ve never read James Patterson.  So coming to the book that way, the book has lots of music references and song lyrics…there’s some romance.  There is one spot in the book where someone falls four flights and is perfectly fine except for a few scratches.  I always get frustrated with books when they do this.  Why not have the person fall one or two flights.  It’s still dramatic but it’s so much more believable.  Seriously…four flights and nothing but a couple of scratches??  I don’t think so.  All in all it was pretty good.  I’ve learned to try to ignore the inconsistencies.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
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 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars.  I’m thinking more like 4.2.  The book was good.  For me, it was a great break from reading the typical things I read….but it’s not a book that will stick with me and be memorable.  So…great entertainment for the moment but only escape fiction…not something that moved me or made me think hard about anything.

You can find the book HERE if you are interested.

7 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Run Rose, Run”

  1. I really enjoyed the book (read it early this spring). I learned long ago to “suspend my disbelief”. So much fiction isn’t possible in real life.

    I highly recommend this for you and other dog lovers: Following Atticus : forty-eight high peaks, one little dog, and an extraordinary friendship

  2. I just finished listening to Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. It takes place in Seattle in two time frames, the 1940s and 1986 (I think). I highly recommend it. Funny but I saw the author in the recent issue of Costco Connection. I think that might be the first time I found a read that way! I have his current book on hold and he has a couple of others I want to read but I can only have 5-6 books on hold at a time so they will have to wait. Another book I recommend is The Woman in the White Kimono. I read the book but am waiting for the audio to become available on my library “bookshelf” as I want to read it again.

  3. I guess I should have tried the audio version. I got kind of bored and didn’t finish the book. And, by the way, I fell about 4 steps (not floors) last week and have a huge bruise on my arm and swelling and pain on my left temple. Four steps from my front porch is all it took.

  4. My current read is The Homestead Canning Cookbook. Trying to liven up my canning this season. I’m finding it pretty interesting so far. I found out that the zinc screw on lids came before the gasket, lid, and wire combo. I was surprised …I live a fairly simple life, Ha!

  5. Totally agree that “suspending my disbelief” is a key factor in enjoying a lot of fiction. This one was a really fun listen for me.
    There’s a companion album and it’s being made into a movie as well.

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