Runaway by Emilie Richards
Homecoming, Book One
September 1, 2020
WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR YOUR SISTER?
From the day she was born, Krista Jensen loved and protected her younger sister, Rosie. Until the day that she didn’t.
Now Rosie has disappeared. Krista’s only clue is that her sister was seen in New Orleans, and like too many runaways, may be resorting to prostitution to survive.
Desperate to find her and beg forgiveness, Krista goes undercover as a prostitute and enters an unfamiliar world. With her own life in danger, she finds a protector in Jess Cantrell, a journalist, who wants to do more than pen the sad stories of runaways. No one is more surprised than he when Krista’s quest becomes his, as well.
Even more surprising? Love can bloom in the midst of heartache.
So can hope.
“One Step at a Time”
A very well written story of life on the streets and a sister trying to find her runaway sister. Krista delves into the life of a runaway while feeling all the emotions involved; love, guilt, and worry. Sometimes she puts herself at risks without even knowing it. Journalist Jess has been researching runaways and she has caught his attention as not the typical runaway and he’s there to try to keep her safe and help find her sister. Krista is slow to trust him, and he walks a fine line of helping her, gaining her trust, but also wanting her story. Not the usual ending (they don’t find her sister and they leave New Orleans) but I liked it that way. This is a three-book series. The books do not end in cliffhangers, but each book expands the storyline.
*Originally published by Silhouette Books June 1990. A gem of a book that stand the test of time and does not read as 1990 book.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 1, 2020)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emilie Richards is the USA Today bestselling author of seventy plus novels in several different genres including romance, mystery and women’s fiction. Published in more than twenty-one countries and sixteen languages, her most recent novel is The Swallow’s Nest, a June 2017 trade paperback and hardcover release from Mira Books. She’s won the RITA from Romance Writers of America and multiple awards from RT Book Reviews, including one for career achievement. Ten of her books have been made into television movies in Germany.
Emilie finds relationships of all kinds intriguing and perplexing, and exploring that great diversity of possibilities is her passion. Having lived in nine states and briefly in Australia, she’s also determined to discover how the places we live help make us the people we are.
Right now Emilie divides her time between Sarasota, Florida and Chautauqua, New York, when she and her husband aren’t visiting their four children and grandchildren.
The Homecoming Series
Sometimes home is not the place where you began.
Home is the place where you finally become the person you always wanted to be.
Book 1: Runaway (September 1, 2020)
Book 2: The Way Back Home (October 1, 2020)
Book 3: Fugitive (November 1, 2020)