Sunday, June 9, 2013

OH MY TEAR: REVIEW: Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn’t be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan’s life. This gentle creature—malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection—had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan’s paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living. An elegant and often heartbreaking tale filled with animal characters as complicated and lively as their human counterparts, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope and the ways in which all love—even an animal’s—has the power to heal REVIEW: 5 STARS***** Memoirs are not my first genera I go to when picking up a book to read, however as a horse lover when I came across this book I decided to give it a shot- If not only for the cover :) This memoir was beautifully written- and knowledgeable at the same time. I was completely engrossed in this book while reading it. The Author does a great job painting visuals for the reader and also empathy. No wasted words on these steady moving pages. I'm also not one to cry during a book I can't even think of one off hand, but I have to admit one single tear slid down my cheek towards the end of this book. Highly Recommended!

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