by Rachel Sawden
Publication Date: November 9, 2018
Genres: Adult, Women’s Fiction, Travel, Romance
🌴 ✈️ REVIEW ✈️ 🌴
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 STARS
Runaways is Rachel Sawden’s debut novel. I found that the author did an amazing job of taking the reader on enlightening excursions through Harper Rodrigues and her two best friends road to self discovery while traveling.
Harper likes to be in control and plan all facets of her life. She sets aside her dreams after her sister’s unexpected death for the stable and steady life that she thinks she needs to live.
“Fail to plan, plan to fail” became my new mantra to handle the ebb and flow of my emotions.”
After some unfortunate events early in the novel, Harper reaches a crossroads in her life where all her plans will have to change. She decides to embark on the trip with her best friends using her life savings and chase her dreams of traveling the world and taking amazing photographs.
This book is takes you on an adventure and you experience it along with Harper, Lana and Jade, as well as all the various people they meet on their travels. I found this to be a very enjoyable read and recommend this book. Thank you to the author and Indie Sage PR for generously providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Runaways by Rachel Sawden will join the ranks of BIBLIO-SUPERIOR!
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Harper Rodrigues’ five-year plan was on track. She’d worked hard to secure her graduate marketing job, her boyfriend Adam was set to propose any day, and she was learning to process the death of her sister. She’d been through some dark times, but there was light at the end of the tunnel.
At least, that’s how it had seemed until the day she was fired in the morning and dumped by nightfall.
Now, with her life plans in ruins, Harper turns to her best friends who are going on the trip of a lifetime – five-months traveling across Asia and Oceania. Determined to see the silver lining in her unraveled plans, she decides to book a plane ticket to join them and resurrect her dreams of becoming a travel photographer.
But Harper’s travels aren’t all sunshine and cocktails. With Adam begging for her forgiveness and proposing on the eve of her departure, Harper knows she must be on her best behavior. But when she meets Xavier, an enigmatic poet on the beaches of Goa, that may just be easier said than done.
Runaways is the empowering and racy tale of one woman’s voyage of self-discovery. A must-read for fans of travelogues and romance alike.
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ABOUT RACHEL SAWDEN
Writer, traveler, content creator, master of random jobs, avoider of the 9-5. In 2010, Rachel Sawden set off on a trip around the world hoping to be given a sign of what to do with her life. That sign never appeared. It turned out the entire trip was the sign. When she returned to her home in Bermuda, she began to write about the countries she traveled to because she was still obsessed with them and had run out of people to listen to her drone on about her trip. She turned a life-long personal challenge of ‘write a book’ into Runaways, her debut novel. She has continued to travel, take photos, and write ever since.