Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor
Books,  Fiction,  Historical Fiction

Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor

Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor
1924. May Marshall is determined to spend the dog days of summer in self-imposed exile at her father’s farm in Keswick, Virginia. Following a naive dalliance that led to heartbreak and her expulsion from Mary Baldwin College, May returns home with a shameful secret only to find her father’s orchard is now the site of a lucrative moonshining enterprise. Despite warnings from the one man she trusts—her childhood friend Byrd—she joins her father’s illegal business.…

Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor

Special thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours for providing our copy of Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor in exchange for an honest & fair review. 

Disclaimer: I don’t read for reality okay? I love romance and HEA and this is not that. Yet, I really enjoyed this book!

Historical Fiction in Paris, Virginia & NYC

Nash Taylor gives us a good chunk of May’s backstory in Virginia. This is a historical fiction novel. I love the different places & times this book takes me.

May tries to keep her heart compartmentalized. Throughout the book, May plays it close to the vest. readers see May carries a great burden of shame because of what other people think about her. We see how that shame causes her issues. May’s lack of vulnerability really changes her life path.

Vulnerability & Escaping the Past

May only tells people what they need to know. There are a lot of ways I can relate to her. Small town expectations & people thinking they know you but they really don’t. She grapples with this as she tries to move on & start fresh.

The Verdict

I really like this one! It’s got some twists and turns as May is finding her way. Read Etiquette For Runaways by Liza Nash Taylor if you’re a fan of literary and/or historical fiction & enjoy stories about women finding their way.

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