Riding Lessons by Sarah Gruen

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Back of the book: “As a world-class equestrian 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…”

Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants) proves to be a very good story-teller in this, her first book. It was difficult to put the book down but I forced myself to take 2 days to read it. I felt like I was watching a train wreck as the main character does a downward spiral throughout most of the book. Gruen kept me wanting to find out what happened next. I’m not a horse person but loved reading about horses. I’ll be reading the sequel (Flying Changes) in the not too distant future.