At long last, the legendary New York Times bestselling author returns with a heartfelt novel of womanhood, a wild heart, and the healing power of love.
Run, run, as fast as you can!
When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. In this small town high in the Tennessee mountains, surrounded by nature, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal.
But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters an enigmatic artist with a craving for solitude, a fairy-tale sprite with too many secrets, a helpless infant, a passel of curious teens, and a town suspicious of outsiders, especially one as headstrong as Tess. Just as headstrong is Ian North, a difficult, gifted man with a tortured soul--a man who makes Tess question everything.
In running away to this new life, Tess wonders-- Has she lost herself . . . or has she found her future?
About the Author
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books have been published in over thirty languages. Guided by the motto, "Life is better with happily-ever-afters," she loves writing about love in all its forms. Among her accomplishments, Susan created the sports romance with her novel Fancy Pants. She is best known for her Chicago Stars and Wynette, Texas series, as well as multiple stand-alone books. Visit Susan's website at www.susanelizabethphillips.com.
"...deeply felt romance...Phillips layers this poignant love story with robust descriptions of mountain scenery and society, and a well-handled subplot about Tess's fight for comprehensive sex education for the town's teens. This stirring romance is sure to capture readers' hearts." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"In this superbly written stand-alone, this master storyteller's flair for highly imaginative plots and flawless characterization are on full display, resulting an emotionally enriching, breathtakingly brilliant tale of heartbreak and hope... lively writing liberally laced with multiple layers of delicious wit and snarky charm." -- Booklist (starred review)
"Ian and Tess are pitch-perfect in this sweet and sizzling stand-alone story from best-selling Phillips." -- Library Journal