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The Runaway Bride

(2002)
(The fourth book in the Wedding series)
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"Are you sure, baby?"
The father of the bride-to-be notes the confusion on his daughter's face. Just before her walk down the aisle, Judi Monroe overhears a conversation that indicates marrying Sterling Carroll might be a big mistake. Escaping her socialite wedding in Lake Forest, Illinois, she drives west, covering her tracks as she goes. In an isolated corner of Wyoming, she swerves her car into a tree to avoid hitting a horse and rider. She's rescued by that lone rider - or Ranger, as she fleetingly recalls -- a rugged rancher named Thomas Vance. Judi needs time to puzzle out the predicament she'd dodged in Illinois. But here she is, in the arms of a doubting Thomas, a man with a strong jaw, deep-green eyes and a commanding presence.
When Judi evades his personal questions, not to mention his penetrating gaze, Thomas dismisses his half-sister Becky's diagnosis of amnesia. Judi seizes on this foot in the Diamond V door, staying on as a caretaker for Thomas' beloved grandmother. Judi finds a family on the Diamond V, even as her masquerade as a home health aide slowly unravels. She falls hard for her horse whisperer, fearing her secret will cause him to bolt from her life. As for Thomas, he knows this impostor is lying, another outsider betraying his family. Yet he can't help but trust this sexy, independent, smart woman who has lassoed his heart.

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Reader reviews:
"Loyal readers know what to expect from a Patricia McLinn book -- a strong, emotional story, a solid plot, and characters so real you miss them when the story ends. 'The Runaway Bride' is no exception." -- Shannon Stacey, 5-star Amazon review

McLinn "creates a fresh approach to the classic amnesia tale, giving 'Runaway Bride' an appealing twist. ... [This] remarkable cast of characters will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned. Very highly recommended." - 5-star Amazon review

"A fun quick read that's filled with tenderness and passion. ... Thomas Vance is sexy and heroic and Judi is lovely." - Goodreads review

"A fantastic, fun read with memorable characters you'll fall in love with!" - 5-star Amazon review

More 5-Star Praise for The Wedding Series:
"A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!"

"Full of warmth, understandng of human nature, and great characters."

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn's Wedding Series today!
Prelude to a Wedding*
Wedding Party*
Grady's Wedding*
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
-- Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
-- Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince
Box Sets
*The Wedding Series Trilogy (Books 1-3)
The Wedding Series Box Set Two: The Runaway Bride and The Christmas Princess (Books 4-5)
The Wedding Series Box Set Three: Hoops (prequel) and The Surprise Princess (Book 6)
The Wedding Series Box Set Four: Not a Family Man (prequel) and The Forgotten Prince (Book 7)

If you like McLinn's wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Genre: Romance

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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Runaway Bride (The Wedding Series)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-944126-60-0 / 978-1-944126-60-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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May 2002 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Runaway Bride (Special Edition)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 0-373-24469-X / 978-0-373-24469-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silhouette Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Runaway Bride (The Wedding Series Book 4)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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