This is a charming and well-written story. It's predictable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The book follows a woman, her parents, her daughter and her parents' riding center. It tells a complex and heart-warming story.
I started reading this book but stopped after the first few chapters. There were too many terms about horses that I didn't understand and couldn't find in a dictionary, so I didn't really know what the author was talking about. Someone who is a horse afficiado or doesn't care about the definitions of words would probably enjoy this book.
An earlier book by the author of Water for Elephants. This is a much more simple book, but I enjoyed it as I love horses, and show jumping in particular. So any horse lovers out there will particlarly enjoy this.
really good book! if you love horses and a book that you cant put down than this is the book for you!
I was excited to pick up this book, mostly because of the hype about Water for Elephants. I have to admit that I started skimming about 2/3 of the way through. The protagonist, Annemarie, is often more despicable than sympathetic, and the book was making me cringe. She is utterly incompetent in her personal and professional life. Although, naturally, she finds her way in the end, it was difficult as a reader to struggle along with her. I'll read/skim the sequel, but only because I got both books at once and it's already on my shelf.