The Horse Dancer

The Horse Dancer

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"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 the city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. 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. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. But Sarah is keeping a secret--a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever."--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780143130628
Branch Call Number: FIC MOYE
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 17, 2020

What a great story, totally enjoyed this book!

Sep 06, 2020

The story of a grandfather, his granddaughter, and their horse. I never thought I'd enjoy a horse story so much. 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. All in all a very well told story and the pages just flew by.

Jun 18, 2018

Had a really difficult time getting into this book. Ended up returning after a few chapters.

Jul 04, 2017

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. Add in a strong-willed young girl who is left on her own when her grandfather is hospitalized with a stroke. Include a horse being housed in the middle of London and you have a great story. Moyes really knows how to write a story that will capture the reader.

May 24, 2017

Such a beautiful and poignant story ! just as enjoyable as all her other works . Ms Moyes is a compassionate , sensitive author who knows how to convey the deep and troubling feelings of her characters , especially in this novel . An incredible read in which the reader cannot not get involved heart and soul !

Apr 20, 2017

I was so looking forward to this book and a good horse story, but it ended up being a disappointment. Both Natasha and Sarah were unlikeable characters. Too much time was spent on Natasha's marital problems and a court case she was working on. Sarah and her horse were the main draw for me and even that part was frustrating because I just didn't like her. The 2nd half picked up enough that I was able to finish it, but overall this book was just so-so.

Feb 21, 2014

I love Jojo Moyes, but just not could past the first chapter of this story. Very dry. Perhaps I will try it another time.

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. In the process she impacts the lives of others trying to help him.

KHaney May 09, 2013

Just discovered this author after reading her most recent book "Me before you". Loved it so much, I am going back and reading her earlier books. 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. Highly recommend, bonus, if you are a horse lover!

Oct 12, 2010

Great story - hard to put down. Grandfather, granddaughter and their horse living together in England. G-father previously attended a prestigious riding academy and is trying to teach his G-daughter everything he learned there.

Due to unexpected turn of events, the G-daughter ends up temporarily living with a lawyer and her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

Author, JoJo Moyes, has written other books : Sheltering Rain, Foreign Fruit, The PeaCock Emporium, The Ship of Brides, Silver Bay and Night Music. Coming in hardcover in July 2010 is The Last Letter from your Lover.

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