Sunday, November 14, 2010
Book Review - Riding Lessons
I just finished Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen. It was her first novel and I enjoyed it. It's about a woman who's going through a divorce and she returns to her childhood home to help care for her ailing father. Her childhood home is a ranch and she was a former rider who stopped riding after an awful accident, which lead to the death of her favorite horse. She ends up facing the riding world again while dealing with a difficult teenager, a divorce and some family issues. I really liked it....however....the main character kinda bugged me. She didn't make very wise decisions and she spent most of the book in dramatic situations and crying a lot. I get it, it's a hard time, but come on! She just got on my nerves by the end. There's a sequel and I'm trying to decide if I want to read it. I kinda do, but I'm afraid that she'll bug me again and I won't enjoy it. I don't know, we'll see. Now I'm off to read Little Bee for a book club that I've recently started for the squadron wives. It's our first book and I chose it, so I hope it's a good one!