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* Review * THE RUNAWAY BRIDE OF BLOSSOM BRANCH by Janice MaynardThe Runaway Bride of Blossom Branch by Janice Maynard
Series: Blossom Branch #1
Published by Canary Street Press on July 25, 2023
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She thought she had life all figured out.

But perfect doesn’t always mean it’s right…

Cate Penland once believed she could have it all—but that was before her fiancé left her at the altar in front of twelve hundred guests. Heartbroken and humiliated, Cate can think of only one thing to do: run.

But escape leads right to her nemesis, Prescott “Harry” Harrington III. They're ten years apart and not compatible. He might be lauded in their Atlanta social circles, but she doesn’t like him. He makes her feel prickly and all…something inside. Why is he rescuing her? Putting her up in his penthouse suite, offering a sympathetic ear—suddenly the older, wiser Harry is someone she can lean on…

Now Cate isn’t sure what she wants. The life she left behind…or the one she hasn’t quite found yet? The one thing she knows: she’s going home to Blossom Branch. Even if Harry says he’s coming with her. Maybe there, under the peach trees, is where she’ll find out what perfection really means…


Fast paced and addictive drama! The first book in Janice Maynard’s brand new Blossom Branch series was highly enjoyable. Cate is humiliated when her wedding doesn’t go off as planned, but the last person she would have ever expected coming to her rescue puts a major twist into her life. I felt like the town setting and characters as a whole could have been developed more to leave us eager to come back for a repeat visit, but overall Cate and Harry won my heart.

Cate is young and naive, but she has a good heart and is easy to like and root for as her story plays out.

Harry is accomplished and sincere as he helps her during her time of need and gently guides her to see her worth. I enjoyed his character very much.

I highly recommend this kick off to the Blossom Branch series to anyone that enjoys a small town romance with lots of feels and an enjoyable happily ever after.


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