Xulon Press Announces the Release of "Runaway Romance"

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A Journey Of Healing, Overcoming Challenges

Janie Rittenhouse

This novel transports the reader to a different time and place, and gives one an opportunity to enjoy a lighthearted romance with fast-paced action on the backdrop of difficult circumstances

Can a young woman living during the California Gold Rush find deliverance from her mother’s abusive control and freedom to follow her heart?

Within the pages of Runaway Romance ($16.99, paperback, 9781545619339; $8.99, e-book, 9781545622032), readers will follow the story of 18-year-old Abigail Marie Clothier, who refuses to get married.

Her passionate desire to teach children in a mining community, nestled in the hills of northern California during the California Gold Rush, empowers her to defeat formidable circumstances. But Abby’s mother threatens to disown her if she refuses to marry Senator Thomas Wyndham of Buffalo, New York.

“This novel transports the reader to a different time and place, and gives one an opportunity to enjoy a lighthearted romance with fast-paced action on the backdrop of difficult circumstances,” Janie Rittenhouse says. “I’d like for readers to understand how a deep, practical faith in God enables a person to overcome difficulties and find fulfillment for one’s life dreams.”    

However, is Abby’s faith strong enough to conquer the fear that keeps her chained in emotional bondage and take bold steps to reclaim her life and independence?

“On her journey toward healing, she faces dangers inherent in traveling West by wagon train,” the author states. “She overcomes severe illness, Indian raids, near starvation, kidnapping, and the death of loved ones. Meeting the challenges of these hardships allows her to embrace both a satisfying career and the love of the man of her dreams.”

Janie Rittenhouse was a missionary in two countries, working in the English mail department for Trans World Radio, where she answered letters from listeners. She earned a master's degree in music at Western Michigan University, and taught music in public and private schools in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Runaway Romance through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

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