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.
©2005 Sara Gruen (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I listened to Sara's first book and the narration was quite good, albeit annoying at times with the aggressive tone. However, this book's narrator doesn't even pronounce the names correctly and her tone is irritatingly Polyanna. I finally gave up and downloaded the written version. Don't waste your money on this one!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This was a really good and sweet story about horses, teenage girl and her mom. It was well written and performed. I would encourage anyone who loves horses to read it.
The narrator needs to learn how to properly pronounce the words. I've dealt with this in other audio books, also. The German word "Mutti" is NOT pronounced Mutt-ee. It's pronounced MooTee. Never having read the hard copy, it took me a couple of chapters to figure out who exactly this 'Mutt' person was. Very distracting, because every time she says it, I just want to scream at her.
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