Epub [Riding Lessons hip hop] Author Sara Gruen

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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 Annema. So it was hard for me to like the main character Annemarie Zimmer Even a little bit She s self centered socially inept and she flies off the handle at the slightest provocation She s a walking nightmare and yet she s not a complete lost cause She does try however miserably and she always ends up failing but there s something to be said for effort rightThere is something to be said for the tragic character and in many respects that s exactly what Annemarie is And if it hadn t been for Sara Gruen s deft hand RIDING LESSONS might have been lacking In fact I might have turned away completelyBut I didn t My fingers pressed against my Kindle as I turned page after electronic page and I began to realize that Annemarie at least to a certain extent was a victim of her own circumstances those from her past and those she had yet to face She may not have been able to completely save herself or her daughter or in some cases even her family but she was broken and flawed and she popped right off of the page as real as life itselfSometimes that s what we need to see in life And I was okay with that If you enjoy engaging reads with characters you may not totally enjoy or completely agree with you might enjoy this one well enough If not you may want to set your sights elsewhereCross posted at Robert s Reads

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Riding Lessons

Rie 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. I loved Water for Elephants and so decided to read another book by Sara Gruen I m certainly not giving up on her but this book was nowhere near the uality A lot of it I ended up just skimming because it was just so obvious and contrived For example the scene where the main character decides to make dinner for the new man in her life of course she can t cook but decides to make something incredibly complicated and gee what a surprise she fails miserably but she and her man end up having a good ol romantic time because darn it she is just so cute This was actually funny when it happened to Bridget Jones I mean who can resist blue soup but this attempt fell far short Ugh I know I know everyone s a critic and I have not managed to actually write or publish any books of my own so shut up I think I m just bitter that I managed to pick such a dud for my first Kindle purchase I think I m going back to the library and will only pay for the download if I m certain I love it

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As a world class euestrian 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. After I loved Water for Elephants I really thought this would be another great book But the main character was SO annoying No one person could possibly be that incompetent in every area of their lives marriage parenting relationship with her own parents business romance She was a failure at everything and she never seemed to learn from her mistakes Read Water for Elephants instead


10 thoughts on “Riding Lessons

  1. says:

    After I loved Water for Elephants I really thought this would be another great book But the main character was SO annoying No one person could possibly be that incompetent in every area of their lives marriage parenting relationship with her own parents business romance She was a failure at everything and she never seemed to learn from her mistakes Read Water for Elephants instead

  2. says:

    I once had a gentleman friend extremely fond of the phrase Over the top although he pronounced it Overrrr de TOPP for reasons I won't go intoIn any case that phrase recurred in my brain as I read this book Gruen is a good writer but an editor r

  3. says:

    Life is really too short to read books this damn dumb When I pulled this book from my shelf and read the back cover I couldn’t remember why the hell I’d bought this book back in 2009 I’m guessing I’d just finished the author

  4. says:

    So it was hard for me to like the main character Annemarie Zimmer Even a little bit She’s self centered socially inept a

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    I DEVOURED this book from start to finish it took me about 3 days and I'm almost through with its seuel It's a new take on an old theme horses illegal activities danger mystery romance and riding riding riding I couldn't tear my eyes away fr

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    I could not stand Annemarie She was snobby selfish unsympathetic narcissistic and completely useless Everything she said or did pissed me off I have no idea whatsoever what Dan saw in her On the plus side the narrator of the audiob

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    I really tried to muddle through this one but had to give up about 13 of the way through I've had another Sara Gruen novel Water for Elephants highly recommended to me but it'll take a lot of convincing to get me to read it after this one Not that anyone cares enough about this to try to convince me To me it read like one big cliche Woman has horrible riding accident and loses beloved horse which has an unusual white bri

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    I was intrigued by this book because I've heard such great things about the author this is the lady who wrote Water for Elephants and was curious as to her writing style I ended up finding it a bit jarring but perhaps I'm not used to the first person account though I've never had this much of a problem with it before The story itself was interesting though some parts seemed a bit too easily fixed What I mean by that is that the

  9. says:

    I loved Water for Elephants and so decided to read another book by Sara Gruen I'm certainly not giving up on her but this book was nowhere near

  10. says:

    Pretty close to making this a DNFI picked it up because I loved the author's book Like Water For Elephantsbut this book is not bringing me that same level of enjoyment I am not certain if it is the book or the person reading it but I dislike both the main character Annemarie and her Daughter Eva Both seem to be in perpetual states of anger shrieky anger Some of that may be the person reading who the actress

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