The Horse Dancer: Book summary and reviews of The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

The Horse Dancer

by Jojo Moyes

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The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2017
    496 pages
    Genre: Romance

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A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything.

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'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.

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"Fans of Moyes ... know what to expect from her books - big emotions, quirky characters, and a few tears - and this one delivers on all counts." - Kirkus

"Moyes (Me Before You; After You) is a master of character development, allowing each of her protagonists to stumble, shine, and surprise in all their humanity. Recommended for fans of the author and general fiction collections." - Library Journal

"A tale brimming with tenderness and romance." - Marie Claire (UK)

"An inspiring love story ... Billy Elliot in jodhpurs." - Daily Mail (UK)

"A strikingly original tale which captivates from the first page." - Daily Express (UK)

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Jojo Moyes Author Biography

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Jojo Moyes (named after the Beatles' song) was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career including stints as a minicab controller, typer of braille statements for blind people for NatWest, and brochure writer for Club 18-30 she did a degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, and apart from 1994 when she worked in Hong Kong for the Sunday Morning Post, she worked at The Independent for 10 years, including stints as Assistant news editor and Arts and Media Correspondent.

She has been a full time novelist since 2002, when her first book, Sheltering Rain was published. Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists'...

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