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"Reading Jojo Moyes’s newest novel, The Horse Dancer, I had to keep reminding myself that I was not, in fact, reading Dickens. . . As a storyteller, Moyes again takes a note from Dickens, moving easily between several storylines, toggling between the past and the present, the urban and the rural, the domestic and the professional, with ease and confidence. . . Moyes’s vision of people lifted from despair by nothing more than love (and a little money) is nothing if not poignant." --Washington Post
“There's something in it everyone will love. . . The Horse Dancer is a heartfelt, gut-wrenching, emotional novel filled with moments of joy, excitement, and plenty of tears. In her signature style, Moyes has woven a complicated story about unforgettable characters you'll contemplate long after you finish reading. . . a multi-generational story that will tug at heart strings and leave everyone reaching for the tissues, and for a hug. Trust me, this is the kind of book you'll want to share with the ones you love." --Bustle
“Fans of Moyes (Paris for One and Other Stories, 2016, etc.) know what to expect from her books—big emotions, quirky characters, and a few tears—and this one delivers on all counts.” --Kirkus Reviews
"With a touch of adventure, Moyes offers a lovely comment on the importance of discipline, love, and persistence in our relationships." --Booklist
“A tale brimming with tenderness and romance.” —Marie Claire (UK)
“An inspiring love story . . . Billy Elliot in jodhpurs.” —Daily Mail (London)
“A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page.” —Daily Express (London)
About the Author
- ASIN : B01KGZVNNG
- Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 11, 2017)
- Publication date : April 11, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2306 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 461 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #54,002 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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shoe, just to name a few things that in real life would have happened after just a few hours. All I could think about, while he was on those urban marshes and verges, was how many glass bottles are usually lying around in the weeds and how many sliced tendon injuries I've seen. I know we're supposed to see Sarah as heroic, and in many ways she is, but her lack of real knowledge in real life would have gotten her horse injured in short order. I couldn't enjoy the story because I was incredulous at how careless and thoughtless she was being. Horses can do all those things that Boo did, but they can't do them without any kind of conditioning and preparation.
Henri Lachapelle is Sarah's grandfather. He grew up on a farm in France. He was accepted into Le Cadre Noir, an elite riding academy dating from 1770. Twenty two top riders, military and civilian, all males, are selected on merit. He met and fell in love with his wife at one of the Le Cadre Noir's annual shows in England. Sarah, 14 years old, is cared for by her grandfather as her grandmother died and her mother left her after she was born. Henri Lachapelle purchases a horse for Sarah and stables him in an old stable yard in London. He teaches Sarah to train her horse and take responsibility for it. He has heard that Le Cadre Noir has relaxed their regulations and have accepted two female riders on merit.
Alas, Henri has a stroke and is hospitalised. Sarah tries to cope with school, hospital visits and caring for her horse. This novel is extremely well researched and even readers who have never ridden a horse and know little about them will enjoy this enthralling story.
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I love how Jojo Moyes, through acknowledgements gives us readers some idea of the research & inspiration for her stories. The reality behind this one is tragically sad, but another part of it gives hope for the futures of so many young lives.
I couldn't help but hear Morgan Freeman's voice playing the art of one character! I hope he knows about the charity, he also loves horses.
I was full of a cold and feeling sorry for myself so I picked this book up AND never put it down, absolutely loved it , I felt that I belonged in this story , I even cried at the end but was smiling at the same time , so pleased I read this book . Fantastic :-))