Available now: Sara Gruen’s Riding Lessons
***3/5 stars- Liked it
With second chances, horses, and at least a couple of men to choose from, Riding Lessons is classic horsey chick lit.
- Fans of that whole English equestrian thing
- Fans of Sara Gruen (though don’t expect Water for Elephants here)
Here’s my Rankings:
- 3/5 for characters
- 3/5 for plot
- 3/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
Riding Lessons is classic coming of (middle) age face the past-embrace the present- redefine yourself chick lit: Jobless and in the midst of a divorce, former olympic contender Anne Marie Zimmer heads back to the family horse ranch to confront the past, with a short fuse a teenage daughter in tow. Together, they nearly ruin everything they touch. I don’t often like a book while simultaneously hating most of the characters. But then I just kept reading and reading thinking, it cannot possibly get worse! This woman! She still has a lot to learn as a character… which is probably why there is a sequel: Flying Changes. Can’t always be learning all our lessons in one book, now can we?