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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauraine Snelling Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When an accident brought Maggie Roberts unimaginable tragedy, she found herself in prison grieving for the loss of her family and her old life and facing the daunting challenges of threatening fellow inmates. During the course of her ten-year sentence, she coped by keeping to herself and avoiding interacting with others. But in her last few months inside, when given the chance to work with retired Thoroughbred horses, she found a renewed purpose in life. Now she’s faced with the transition back into society, starting over yet again and alone in the world.

Gil Winters is a single father seeking a new form of therapy for his wheelchair-bound son, Edward. Confined to his own prison of doubt and distrust, he still struggles daily with the memory of being abandoned by first his mother and then his drug-addicted ex-wife. But as he gets to know Maggie during his son’s therapy sessions with her horses, the issues of trust and old wounds that haunt both Maggie and Gil begin to fade.

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  • “This complex horse-centered romance gets a warm, fuzzy audio treatment…Pam Ward manages to beautifully express Maggie’s life, suggesting her powerful emotions of hope, fear, distrust, and love…Ward is equally adept at reading male, female, and child roles. Her poignant pacing allows listeners to fully empathize with Maggie and Gil’s emotions.”


  • “[A] heartwarming story of love, loss, and second chances for humans and animals.”


  • “[A] tale of faith, forgiveness, and starting over.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karol Anderson | 2/15/2014

    " Great book! I am too quick to judge someone who has been convicted of a crime as a "bad" person and I think I might be like Gil and not want my child around an ex-con without truly knowing the circumstances or the person. Of course it has horses & faith so its gotta be good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Noelle McCoy | 1/17/2014

    " it was a story about horses...I couldn't resist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynette Rambousek | 1/14/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. Because of the horse it was different in nature of what I usually read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 1/13/2014

    " A sweet story, no bad guys, no bad language. "

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