Today’s book review features
Of Horse and Rider by Ann Elizabeth Fryer.
Plans overheard, a bargain to devise…but is it playing with fire?
In 1849 Mercer County, Kentucky, beautiful Clara Stanton loses her sight, freedom, and fiance after a horse-riding accident. In the throes of her desperation, her family leaves her to recover while they travel to England without her.
New minister Daniel Merrick, weary from scandal, is unwittingly led by blind Clara into the most important mission of his life. But will she dare to soar beyond the limits those around her deem safe?
Of Horse and Rider by Ann Elizabeth Fryer is the second book in her Hearts Unlocked collection. This story features Clara Stanton and Daniel Merrick. When Clara is blinded during a horse riding accident, Daniel is put into a position to help her. An unlikely connection between two people who push each other to become better versions of themselves.
I love the the author’s way of writing, how it pulls a reader into the story and into the past, helping us feel along with the characters. I especially connected with Clara and the struggles she faced when losing her sight. Her strength and desperation, her loss and attempt at finding herself again. This book also has one of my favorite scenes. I won’t tell you much about it because you have to experience it. But I will say it involves a horse, Clara, and Daniel.
If you’re looking for a story that will carry you away to another time in history, not in a fairy tale way of perfect places, but to the middle of hardship and opinions and trying to understand what the right thing to do happens to be … then this is the story for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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