Saturday, May 14, 2011

Flying Changes

Flying ChangesFlying Changes by Sara Gruen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a difficult book to read, I really do not like the main character at all. I was hoping that this book would be from the daughter's perspective, but it wasn't. The main character is neurotic, impulsive and manipulative, which makes it hard to enjoy reading the story. Fortunately the storyline was not built entirely around her neuroticism, and the writing is just plain good, which kept me reading.

Synopsis: Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer's days—the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that equestrian daughter Eva's dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother . . . and into harm's way. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught.

It is a time of change at Maple Brook horse farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken. But it is an unanticipated tragedy that will most drastically alter the fragile world of one remarkable family—even as it flings open gates that have long confined them, enabling them all to finally ride headlong and free.

Recommended Reading:
Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
Ape House by Sara Gruen
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen [unabridged audiobook] [NOOKbook]
Riders by Jilly Cooper

Book 5 of 24 for Self-Challenge.

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