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April 6, 2015

HEARTH STONE by Lois Greiman



4 STARS



Hearth Stone






HEARTH STONE
Hope Springs
Home In The Hills
Book One
by
Lois Greiman
HOME AND HEALING - BEGIN IN THE HEART.
  • Number: 9781617736001
  • Release: February 24, 2015
  • Author: Lois Greiman
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: + Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
(FROM NIGHTOWL REVIEWS, COPYRIGHT)
With her chance at the US equestrian team shattered by an injury, Sydney Wellesley arrives at the Lazy Windmill ranch angry and heartbroken. But the rugged red bluffs and wild high plains of the Black Hills inspire her to purchase land where she can train her own Olympic hopefuls. Everything's going according to Sydney's new life plan--until her funding suddenly dries up. . . Alone in the ramshackle house she had planned to raze, Sydney is ready to admit defeat and slink back to civilization--until she discovers an injured mustang. Seeing herself in the desperate wild mare, she feels compelled to save the animal at all costs, little knowing that the horse just might return the favor. For as Sydney's circle grows to include an autistic child, an earthy array of local characters, and hired help in the form of Hunter Redhawk, a man as indomitable as the land itself, she realizes that heroes are everywhere--and healing is the first step on the road to true happiness.


REVIEW
You can't redo what you've done in life but you can rebuild.   Thee character Sydney's goal is just that.  With the loss of a dream due to an injury, Sydney doesn't give up.  She goes for another dream. She almost gives up when one dream after another fails.  Her salvation: a severely injured mustang.  She saves herself by saving the mustang.  This is the important message the author gives us.  We need to think of things other than ourselves.  Sydney has no emotional support like in the past.  Providing her with what she hasn't had, the South Dakota community supports her.  A supporter but very opposite from Sydney is Hunter Redhawk.  He not only pushes her out of her spoiled damsel in distress mode.  You can't help but like Sydney and Hunter Redhawk.  Hunter Redhawk gave Sydney the shove she needed to go on and quit feeling sorry for herself.  The author provided a very important message in this story.  Stop feeling sorry for yourself and pick yourself up and go on.  If that fails, pick yourself up and start over again.  What better lesson could be given?  Sometimes it takes a lot of starting over before you find what you're looking for.  I would recommend this book to everyone.  It has a realistic view to it and a strong lesson to be learned.

I RECEIVED A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF HEARTH STONE by LOIS GREIMAN FROM NIGHT OWL REVIEWS FOR MY VIEW OF THE BOOK.

I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK 4 STARS.

AUTHOR
Lois Greiman was born on a cattle ranch in central North Dakota, where she learned to ride with the best of them.  A two time Rita finalist, she has won sch prestigious honors as Romantic Times Storyteller of the Year. With more than two million books printed worldwide, Lois Greiman lives in Minnesota, where she is actively involved in horse training and animal rescue.  Visit her website at loisgreiman.com


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