Great story - hard to put down. Book Quiz Question 1 of 12 . Buy, Apr 11, 2017 In a hidden corner of London, Henri Lachapelle is teaching his granddaughter and her horse to defy gravity, just as he had done in France, fifty years previously. What a great story, totally enjoyed this book! Are you more like Natasha or like Mac in this quote? But Sarah is keeping a secret—a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever. I think the foxhunting ban may have thinned the equestrian landscape a little, but I do believe where there are teenage girls there will always be horses… 4. Author, JoJo Moyes, has written other books : Sheltering Rain, Foreign Fruit, The PeaCock Emporium, The Ship of Brides, Silver Bay and Night Music. When I was fourteen I bought and kept a horse in a tiny yard in a rough area of London—one of many such stable yards. My most practical problem is lack of time. Ended up returning after a few chapters. I’d probably want to take the child and run away! BiblioCore: app08 Version 8.33.1 Last updated 2020/09/08 12:21. Can you talk a little about where the inspiration for him came from? Highly recommend, bonus, if you are a horse lover! An incredible read in which the reader cannot not get involved heart and soul ! I was lucky in that I never went through the same conception struggles as Natasha. Sarah and her horse were the main draw for me and even that part was frustrating because I just didn't like her. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she's forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Such a beautiful and poignant story ! a multi-generational story that will tug at heart strings and leave everyone reaching for the tissues, and for a hug. In a hidden corner of London, Henri Lachapelle is teaching his granddaughter and her horse to defy gravity, just as he had done in France, fifty years previously. As the mother of three children yourself, did you experience any of the same feelings before they were born? And yet utterly constrained by the rules of her job. Would you ever consider being one? Had a really difficult time getting into this book. Moyes really knows how to write a story that will capture the reader. The uncertainty of not having a meal and a prebooked bed to count on disconcerted her; and her suburban outlook, as Mac seemed to see it, made her feel both inadequate and guilty for spoiling his fun” (p. 376). In our last home more horses than humans came up our lane. Sarah and Boo found a place in my heart and then involving Natasha, Mac and their respective 'friends' just added an extra dimension to the book. Yet, I couldn't put this book down. A part of Natasha and Mac’s marriage is described this way: “While Mac, during the holidays of their marriage, had loved road trips, stopping where the whim took them, driving all night if he had thought it would be fun, she had wished secretly for an itinerary. The thing I do—without apology—is buy help where I can. Very dry. Were you ever a foster parent or know anyone who was? I love Jojo Moyes, but just not could past the first chapter of this story. Book Quizzes; The Horse Dancer; Baby Book Club | Ages 0-2; Kids Book Club | Ages 3-6; Chapter Book Club | Ages 7-10; Board Books; Picture Books; Chapter Books; The Very Hungry Caterpillar ; Facing Fears | Topic; The Great Gatsby | Book Quotes; Harry Potter | Quiz; Book Subscription The Ultimate. . Returned items will be held in quarantine for 7 days after they are returned and before they are checked in. You write about the foster parent system quite a bit in this book. Due to unexpected turn of events, the G-daughter ends up temporarily living with a lawyer and her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Ended up returning after a few chapters. The Horse Dancer is great too, I have a feeling Jojo might have read Mary Stewart's Airs above the ground, certain emotional scene at the end reminded me of it. The Horse Dancer is a heartfelt, gut-wrenching, emotional novel filled with moments of joy, excitement, and plenty of tears. Ms Moyes is a compassionate , sensitive author who knows how to convey the deep and troubling feelings of her characters , especially in this novel . (This once happened to me and my husband in our early days—it was not a happy experience! | ISBN 9781524704445 The story of a grandfather, his granddaughter, and their horse. Moyes doesn’t disappoint in this story revolving around a woman, who not only is struggling with a divorce, but is overshadowed by her perfect mom, a well-known lawyer. A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: This is a lovely story of a young girl's struggle to do what she thinks is right for herself and her horse when her only family, her grandfather, falls ill. . I don’t think my own lifestyle is suitable for fostering—my job takes up too much of my time—but I try to help in other ways, giving talks to school-age children, helping small charities. I never thought I'd enjoy a horse story so much. 5. In this book, Natasha struggles with her feelings about motherhood. There are no notices for this title yet. Include a horse being housed in the middle of London and you have a great story. 8. Very dry. I never thought I'd enjoy a horse story so much. Are they still? We women are very good at guilting ourselves! Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. There are no summaries for this title yet. ), Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Moyes’s vision of people lifted from despair by nothing more than love (and a little money) is nothing if not poignant.” —Washington Post“There’s something in it everyone will love. What a great story, totally enjoyed this book! Sarah and her horse were the main draw for me and even that part was frustrating because I just didn't like her. With Richard Karn, Jason London, Sophie Bolen, Kristen Ryda. Just discovered this author after reading her most recent book "Me before you". In her signature style, Moyes has woven a complicated story about unforgettable characters you’ll contemplate long after you finish reading. Moyes really knows how to write a story that will capture the reader. Sarah and Boo found a place in my heart and then involving Natasha, Mac and their respective 'friends' just added an extra dimension to the book. Just discovered this author after reading her most recent book "Me before you". . I think they’re good for people. In the process she impacts the lives of others trying to help him. . . Sarah tries desperately to do everything on her own without help, but she is just not mature enough, despite being headstrong and incredibly gutsy. Brooklynella , 05/19/2017. The Horse Dancer is a heartfelt, gut-wrenching, emotional novel filled with moments of joy, excitement, and plenty of tears. In the process she impacts the lives of others trying to help him. Moyes doesn’t disappoint in this story revolving around a woman, who not only is struggling with a divorce, but is overshadowed by her perfect mom, a well-known lawyer. When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo--hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood--she quietly trains in city parks and alleys. Grandfather, granddaughter and their horse living together in England. .