Caitlin_ D called this story classic Jojo, and she’s absolutely right. It’s not as wonderful as, at least in my opinion, Me Before You was, but it’s still a decent story and I enjoyed the characters.
“… “Lived happily ever after,” Natasha concluded, thinking back to that photograph. The woman who was well loved.
John’s glare was withering. “Are you kidding me?” he said. “Who the hell gets to live happily ever after?”
As usual, JoJo weaves several stories together. In the past, we have a young man who trains horses for a living to perform incredible tricks. He falls in love with a foreign woman, and loses his job. And then in the future we watch his granddaughter Sarah try to follow in his footsteps. When the grandfather falls ill, Sarah ends up crashing into the lives of Natasha and Mac, who have been separated for about a year and are trying to figure out how to go forward.
It’s obvious from reading this book that Jojo Moyes really loves horses. The descriptions of the horses themselves and the moves they’re able to perform seemed way more impressive than any other bits at the plot. I did like Cowboy John, the cranky old American who ran Sarah’s horses boarding facility. It’s a decent story — don’t rush out to read it, but for Jojo enthusiasts, it’s worth a read.