The Great Escape

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The Great Escape

This delightful tale of a woman’s quest to find herself actual details the journey required by several lost souls who have become so overwhelmed by the burden of past occurrences that they cannot move forward into their futures. Lucy has lived through momentous times which were chronicled in earlier books but she is tired of the circumscribed life she is enduring. This story shows how she copes with the insurmountable pressures that she feels. A wonderfully entertaining read that approaches very serious subjects with sensitivity and humor, details quirky solutions to complex problems and gradually exposes the deeper aspects of several key players. There are many memorable vignettes that showcase this author’s ability to describe a realistic scene and a profound emotional conflict which is leavened by a bit of humor. I am not familiar with the stories that came before this one but this can be read as a stand alone and this story unfolds so gracefully that one cannot help but want to read other works by this impressive author.

“The Great Escape” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a contemporary romance novel featuring Lucy Jorik, the former president’s daughter. An abrupt decision just before she walks down the aisle results in Lucy fleeing not only marriage but her entire way of life and a chance encounter with a motorcycle rider named Panda facilitates her escape. Life with Panda is definitely a culture shock to the sheltered woman but she discovers that she is still not ready to return to her former life and embarks on a sojourn at a place called Charity Island where she explores her attraction to the prickly Panda and discovers a couple of other women who have their own issues to deal with. The interconnections between all of them may require each to face unpleasant truths but they have to decide whether the change required will be more than they are willing to undertake and that very decision will necessarily alter the course of their lives and the lives of those who are important to them.

Book Blurb for The Great Escape

Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women’s romantic fiction.

One of today’s most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible (“Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant” —Kristin Hannah) with a sequel that’s equally impossible to resist. Returning in The Great Escape are some of Phillips’s most adored characters, including headstrong, impetuous ex-president’s daughter, Lucy Jorik, who’s just abandoned her fiancé, Ted “Mr. Irresistible” Beaudine, at the altar. Now she’s looking for adventure—and perhaps a little romance—embarking on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip that begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. The winner of more Favorite Book of the Year Awards than any other romance author, including Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips offers her fans an Escape to remember, and they’ll certainly want to come back for more!

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2013 4.50