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I'm an avid reader and yesterday I started reading 'Riding Lessons' by Sara Gruen (author of Water for Elephants). Cheesy title, really good book!! I'm only about 1/2 way through it right now, but I'm loving it so far! Here is the overview courtesy of barnes and noble :)


As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished.
Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables—and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl . . . and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch. But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world.
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hi rc82! I'm posting this not to disagree with you (art is a very subjective thing, after all), but I have to say that personally I didn't like Riding Lessons at all. In fact I disliked it so much that even though someone gave me the sequel, it sat on my shelf for about 2 years before I was bored enough to read it - and I'm a pretty voracious reader (the sequel was better, though I still didn't love it). It's one of those instances where I wish I'd read some of the Amazon reviews before buying it :(

It wasn't because Sara Gruen isn't a good writer, though, because she also wrote Ape House and Water for Elephants, which I loved. Weird, huh? I don't want to diminish your enjoyment of it, I just think it's interesting how a story can affect people in such different ways :)

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Heartland!!! I used to ADORE the heartland books.
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I'm an avid reader and yesterday I started reading 'Riding Lessons' by Sara Gruen (author of Water for Elephants). Cheesy title, really good book!! I'm only about 1/2 way through it right now, but I'm loving it so far! Here is the overview courtesy of barnes and noble :)


As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished.
Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables—and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl . . . and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch. But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world.
The riding scenes in those books are written so well. The first few pages of Riding Lessons had my heart pumping. I also love the sequel, Flying Changes. Sara Gruen is one of my favorites.

Another book with horses in it is The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle. It is not particularly horse centered, but it is set on a horse farm. It's a great book.

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Wow, thanks for all of the suggestions!
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btw, if anyone is interested, the price for the Kindle version of Blaze of Glory just went down to $5.99 :) I think the other ebook versions (like Nook) will take a bit longer.

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mgarzon, i only read the second one but i didnt like it at all either !

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whew, so maybe i'm not entirely crazy, then :) thanks for letting me know, gypsygirl!

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I enjoyed the novel "Riding Lessons" by Sara Gruen. I believe it's the first in a series, I loved it. This author also wrote the novel water for elephants.
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