Book Review for THE HORSE DANCER by Jojo Moyes
THE HORSE DANCER by Jojo Moyes
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Every time that I sit down with a Jojo Moyes novel, I know that I am in for something special. THE HORSE DANCER is no exception. Through her eloquence and flawless ability to capture raw emotion, the author gives her readers a love story in a whole new way.
This is not an epic love, but one that is honest and real. It is more than just a story about a man and a woman. It is about a granddaughter and grandfather. It is about a girl and her horse. It is about the love between friends. It is about the possibility of loving someone you just met and opening your heart to them. In a normal world, Sarah and Natasha’s paths may never have crossed. Thankfully, in Moyes’ world they did. Together these two women’s lives will intersect. Each will be tested and the journey that they take both alone and together is so wonderful.
If you can’t tell, I am a huge fan of Jojo Moyes. I am never disappointed with one of her books, though sometimes I am out of tissues by the end. The author, in my humble opinion, has a gift. A gift that I hope will continue to bring me many more books just like this one.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
When Sarah’s grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo—hoping that one day she’ll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood—she quietly trains in city’s parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits.
Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she’s forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing.
But Sarah is keeping a secret—a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever.
About the Author: Jojo Moyes is a British novelist. Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist. Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004. She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 11, 2017)