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Run, Rose, Run

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I love both dolly and James. This was a quick read. I enjoyed it and would love if they did another collaboration. Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for the chance to read/review ARC

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This book was not great. It feels like James phoned it in. Dolly’s contributions were certainly clear with the music theme throughout the book, but otherwise this story was not what I expected. I was disappointed.

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I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review-
Rose has always been singing and writing songs since she was little. She dreams of going to Nashville.
And when she runs away that’s where she is headed. She begins borrowing guitars and singing in bars hoping to get noticed.
As she rise to fame - someone from her past wants to stop her. Will they succeed?
A beautiful story of a singer, songwriter determined to make it big!

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Run, Rose, Run is a well-written, inspirational book about a scrappy heroine who tries everything she can to not only survive, but to thrive in the tough music industry. Her kind-hearted, benevolent sponsor and a man who loves her protect her through a number of challenges as she becomes more and more successful. The book makes the reader believe not only in grit, hard work and determination but also in the magic of being loved and respected by the right people. This is a heart-warming, down-to-earth story written by a phenomenal author and - sounds similar - a kind-hearted, benevolent, and beloved singer / actress / co-author.

My thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for the opportunity to read this precious ARC.

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A little different from the books I usually read, but the I looked forward to the combination of authors Dolly Parton and James Patterson. AnnieLee Keyes finds music in everything that she sees. When she persuades the bartender at The Cat’s Paw to let her sing, she is thrilled by the reaction from the crowd, especially as she was singing songs that she had composed. At the bar, she meets Ethan Blake, a guitarist with Ruthanna Ryder’s the band. Ruthanna is a country music queen who has retired from performing, but still writes her own music; music just for her. From hitchhiking with a trucker to sleeping in a park, AnnieLee is determined to succeed but naturally there are those who would take advantage of her youth and talent. I found myself following the story and wondering if I was getting a glimpse into some of what Dolly went through on her way to becoming a music legend. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (paytonpuppy)

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I admit I was curious what kind of story a suspense novelist & the Queen of Country music would create. Turns out it was a fast, easy read. I particularly liked the behind the scenes of creating a music career. The thriller part of it wasn’t particularly thrilling, but I still very much enjoyed the read.

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Love anything dolly parton. This book was fantastic and loved the story of a young woman trying to succeed and escape her haunting past.
Recommend.

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First off, thank you to James Patterson/Dolly Parton, Little, Brown and Company, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a Kindle ARC of this book.

This was an easy, peasy read as the authors are Dolly Parton and James Patterson. It was based on Nashville, a famous singer/songwriter and a not-so-famous singer/songwriter, and a dark secret. As always, it was entertaining. You could feel Dolly's presence throughout the book - I love her and her presence.

It is not a work of GREAT literature, but everything doesn't have to be!!

4.0 stars

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Run, Rose, Run was a good read at first but I didn't like the abuse parts. In fact, I ended up putting the book down and not finishing it.

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When a young singer arrives on the local music scene people take notice. Who is this talented young phenom? Where did she come from? Why is she so tight-lipped about her past? As answers are revealed, danger increases. Can she escape her past or will her demons sabotage her future? Thanks to Little, Brown and Company and NetGalley for this ARC. This is my honest review.

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Love Dolly so much and will support any venture of hers. This is not the most original or exciting story, but it does flow quickly and keeps you entertained whether you're into music or not

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This book grabs you from the beginning & takes you on a wild ride all the way to the end. I loved the premise & the background cities. The King of Suspense & the Queen of the Country (really the world) did not let the readers down with this collaboration. Highly recommend this book if you're looking for a great time.

Thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for advanced copy in exchange for my honest review

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This book started out really fun but I absolutely loathed the ending. It felt so rushed after we know there is a big secret/big reveal coming . . . and it also didn't make a lot of sense in the context of the rest of the story. I liked the behind the music sort of stuff as well as the characters but the thriller part was beyond lackluster. Thank you for the opportunity!

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AnnieLee has come to Nashville to make it as a country singers just like so many others before her. She struggles at first but she has the voice of an angel and can write memorable songs easy as falling off a log. Soon, with the help of Ethan, a talented musician in his own right and Ruthanna, a retired superstar who takes Annie under wing, she is on the road to stardom. But just as her star rises, her past is catching up with her. And once again, AnnieLee is forced to go on the run not just to save her dreams but her life.

When I saw Run Rose Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton on Netgalley, I admit I was curious to see what this collaboration would produce. Turns out it made for a fast, easy read, less thriller, more the difficulties of breaking into the music biz, at least until the last 20% or so of the story when things pick up quickly. The ending itself was not particularly surprising but it seemed right. Overall, an enjoyable if not particularly suspenseful read.

<i>Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review<\i>
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Loved this collaboration!! I liked that the chapters were short but the character development was strong. I was hooked right away. I definitely thought I had it figured out but surprisingly I did not. I'd love to hear the music that was written to go along with the book! The only reason I took a star off was because, although the lyrics were provided, there was no direction on how i might find the actual music and on what streaming service they may be linked to. Would recommend this to friends (and honestly, I was recommending it before I'd even finished the book!!) Thank you Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Thanks so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I just couldn’t. I adore Dolly, and could hear her voice in the writing. It was pretty obvious that the Ruthanne’s character was modeled after her.
I was expecting a thriller, but rather than a suspense story, this is more of a Cinderella tale. Annielee is gifted with beauty and a magical singing voice that enchants everyone she meets. She needs no lessons and no coaching, she is perfect when she arrive in Nashville penniless and on the run from something. She meets fairy Godmother Nashville superstar Ruthann and doors open for her.
There is no nuance to any of the characters- The “good” are 100% saintly, the “bad” are pure evil, and everyone we meet is in one of these two buckets. It got 68% of the way through where love is blossoming between AnnieLee and Prince Charming… oops- Ethan, but Annielee is treating him badly and lying. She trusts no one and has her pride. 🤦‍♀️
If you enjoy harlequin romance novels, and hallmark movies , you might like this, but I just can’t. DNF

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I thought this was a great book, as with every James Patterson book, it is a page turner, and you can't wait to get back to it when you have to put it down! Adding the Dolly Parton element just made it all the better. It's also an important book, encouraging perseverance and living your best life in the wake of trauma.

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A fast-paced book with an interesting plot. I finished this one quickly and will be recommending to customers.

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Thanks to @netgalley for the free eARC of this book. This book is a solid three. I found not as much mystery as I have come to expect from a Patterson book.

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AnnieLee Keyes showed up in Nashville out of nowhere, with the voice of an angel, and a sassy personality that could have been said to be just the opposite. Her defenses were always up, and she seldom reacted the way anyone expected. She never trusted anyone who said they just wanted to help her out. Life had taught her that everything has a price.

But Ruthanna Ryder - the 'Queen of Country' who has recently retired, and Ethan Blake (with his own dark history), recognize something in AnnieLee, and they are determined to see her star rise as it should. By the time they realize how little they know of AnnieLee's past, it has already potentially gotten the best of her.

While I've ready several James Patterson books over the years, I really wanted to read this one for the fact that Dolly Parton was in on it. I admittedly tried to read the two female country musicians in her voice, obvs.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. It moved smoothly and entertainingly, and I continually wanted to know what would happen next. I would recommend this book for those who like music stories (not even necessarily country), independent female characters, and those with tragic backstories. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and would keep reading anything else Dolly Parton works on.

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