Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Sara Gruen is the author of the New York Times bestseller Water for Elephants and Riding Lessons. She lives with her. “Flying Changes reminds me how unpredictable life is Even if you are horseless (my deepest sympathies), you will love this novel” —RITA MAE BROWN. Buy a cheap copy of Flying Changes book by Sara Gruen. Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer’s days-the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is .
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Flying Changes (Annemarie Zimmer, book 2) by Sara Gruen
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Flying Changes by Sara Gruen. There is a time to move on, a time to let go. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with he There is a time to move on, a time to let go.
For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will changez all been for naught.
It is a time of change at Maple Brook Horse Farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken. But it is an unanticipated tragedy that will most drastically alter the fragile world of one remarkable family—even as it flings open gates that have long confined them, enabling them all to finally ride headlong and free. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Flying Changesplease sign up. Lists with This Swra. Dec 13, leg rated it did not like it. This was a terrible, terrible book.
I picked it after it was recommended to me as a good horsey novel, and the only thing that kept me reading all the way through was sick curiosity. I wanted to chqnges if the ending would be as trite as I predicted. The main character is self-absorbed, unlikeable, and her flaws are not entertaining enough to make her unlikeable yet interesting as I’m someone who enjoys unlikeable yet interesting characters.
Will he forgive her little tantrum?
What do you think? The plot focuses on the main character’s daughter and her eventing career. In the tradition of all pat, predictable, and unrealistic horsey novels, the daughter tames the untameable mount who will only allow one special person to ride him.
Will they be successful in competition? Will they amaze everyone who doubted them? Again, what do sarw think? To summarize, this book contains tiresome characters, a hackneyed plot, and a random baby. If you never outgrew those goofy horse books aimed at ten-year-olds, you might enjoy this one. Then again, since there’s no sense that the author is trying for goofy rather than deeply affecting and emotional, maybe not.
Your money would be better spent buying more interesting things, like a loaf of bread or a box of flyin. View all 3 comments. Nov 20, Suzette rated it did not like it.
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A friend gave me a bunch of iPad books and this was among them; I don’t know how I didn’t realize that the author was the same as Water for Elephants, but when I finished and realized it, a lot made sense. Let’s get one thing out of the way right now; I think horse people are on the crazy side. There, I said it. If you’re a horse person and don’t think you’re crazy, you’re probably wrong but it’s OK.
Anyway, the book starts out with lots of horse stuff and I was a bit put off by it, but figured h A friend gave me a bunch of iPad books and this was among them; I don’t know how I didn’t realize that the author was flting same as Water for Elephants, but when I finished and realized it, a lot made sense.
Anyway, the book starts out with lots of horse stuff and I was a bit put off by it, but figured hey, read something different- maybe it’s a good book! This incredibly predictable story centers around flyingg woman and her daughter and their struggles to face life in the face of divorce, memories of a terrible accident and teenage angst. Even after realizing that, I read on because I was bored and didn’t feel like starting a new book.
The story moves along pretty well but as the wholly predictable plot rolled along, I started to feel like I was inside a Lifetime movie.
Oh the teen angst! Oh the non-committing boyfriend and subsequent crazy misunderstandings! And as the book progressed, it turned all Bold and the Beautiful; Oh the tragic accident! Oh the deaths and no family! Oh the judge that assigns over custody of a baby within hours with no questions asked!
It was like a long, slow lovemaking session with a crazy jackrabbit ending. It was free Things I hated: Maybe I dozed off, but WTF with the abused lady and her neglected horse and kid? Blah blah money blah blah beaten, clying happened to any of them and why do we care? The horse never figured into the plot at all and neither did any fling the people in that weird sub-plot. What was the purpose? Other thing I hated: Then later makes like cganges had a ring baked into the souffle the whole time.
Yeah, sure you did, you flaming asshole- as soon as you realized how bad you screwed up you ran out he ran to Jared! As if he bought her a ring AND earrings. Liar liar pants on FIRE. That girl needed a slap so hard it would send her into next week. If I EVER thought about speaking to my mother the way she did, I’d be sleeping in the barn and be lucky to have some goddamned hay to cover with.
Imagine telling your mom to clean up because she looks like a “sea hag”. That little bitch, every time her horse took a jump I prayed for her untimely death. So in the end, I hated this book and I pray I don’t forget this author’s name and read more of her garbage.
I liked Water for Elephants actually but it had some chages to it and some good character development. This book was like watching a bad soap opera and none of the people you wanted dead actually bit the dust. Jan 16, Emily Wood rated it did not like it. The main character was really annoying everything makes her cry. I can’t believe this is the same author changez Water for Elephants. Jan 01, Kellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Based on the reviews I read before starting this second book following Riding Lessons, I was worried I wasn’t going to like this.
I’m so glad I stayed on course. I loved this book. It probably helps that I have ridden horses, shown horses, and own a horse. I’ve ridden English bruen Western and jumped fences. I know exactly what it means when the smell of a barn warms your heart. There is something about a teenage girl and a horse. It’s a bond hard to understand.
Annemarie is not an easy character Based on the reviews I read before starting this second book following Riding Lessons, I was worried I wasn’t going to like this. Annemarie is not an easy character to like, however, her imperfections make her easier to relate to so you kind of want to route for her.
The one character I didn’t care for is her daughter, Eva. I thought the author created a monster of a teenage daughter. Part of it is Annemarie lets her get away with treating her bad. The divorce doesn’t help either. But the selfishness and misbehavior is over the top, but is probably more real than I know. Sara Gruen wrote “Water for Elephants” which was flyinv fantastic book. It’s’ hard to top. However, Ms Gruen is a fantastic story teller and these 2 earlier books show her talent.
The story flows and kept my attention from beginning to end. All the loose ends were tied up so I felt satisfied at the conclusion. It’s changez a long time since I’ve had a book call to me and pull me off my tablet. The last few books I’ve read have done that.
I wish there were more books out there by Gruen. I would definitely read them. Mar 25, Mary Catherine rated it really liked it. In flykng and filled with a sadness few can relate to, Annemarie gives up her riding and her dreams of having an Olympic medal placed around her neck. Fast-forwarding decades later, Annemarie finds herself back at the family ranch after a divorce.