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  • Originally posted by roseymare View Post

    Loved the format for book 5!
    Book 6--which should be coming out by the end of October at the very latest (hopefully earlier) has a similar dual perspective format. But Simon's voice is alternated with...a different character's...
    Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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    • Originally posted by Impractical Horsewoman View Post

      Book 6--which should be coming out by the end of October at the very latest (hopefully earlier) has a similar dual perspective format. But Simon's voice is alternated with...a different character's...
      Oh! Now it is a game for me to guess that second character......









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      • Originally posted by lizathenag View Post
        In my opinion, this is the best horse story every written. And it is 99 cents.
        https://www.amazon.com/Maltese-Cat-A...gateway&sr=8-1
        I cannot believe I have never read that story! How did I not?

        Anyway must name a horse Kittiwynk.


        My husband once had a chance to excercise polo ponies. He said it took a bit to get used to them always running into each other!

        Although when I was an intern I did health papers on plenty of them I have never actually been to a polo match.

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        • Impractical Horsewoman I guess a horse for the second voice!

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          • Originally posted by GreyDes View Post
            Impractical Horsewoman I guess a horse for the second voice!
            hahah that was my thought as well. maybe Pearl or Morrisey?

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            • Originally posted by roseymare View Post

              hahah that was my thought as well. maybe Pearl or Morrisey?
              Ha! I will have to leave you all in suspense! I admit, I'm very impressed by any author who can pull off an animal's voice (especially in a book aimed at an older audience), but I was not that bold in this one. Bold, but not that bold.
              Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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              • Impractical Horsewoman, just finished Courage to the Sticking Place and loved it.

                My very favorite part was early on, when Simon describes the hunters as "...an elaborate game of Three Card Monte. The point is to move horses from one owner to the next. Hunter trainers search for a sweet spot of a horse who will need lots of training rides but a kid can still win on."

                I also like the as ever realistic depiction of professional horsepeople's lives; and the character development, both for Simon and the second narrator.
                Last edited by McGurk; Oct. 2, 2019, 03:48 PM.
                The plural of anecdote is not data.

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                • Originally posted by McGurk View Post
                  Impractical Horsewoman, just finished Courage to the Sticking Place and loved it.

                  My very favorite part was early one, when Simon describes the hunters as "...an elaborate game of Three Card Monte. The point is to move horses from one owner to the next. Hunter trainers search for a sweet spot of a horse who will need lots of training rides but a kid can still win on."

                  I also like the as ever realistic depiction of professional horsepeople's lives; and the character development, both for Simon and the second narrator.
                  I'm so glad you enjoyed it--and the second narrator *wink, wink* who does not come from the world of eventing!
                  Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                  • I also have to note that in celebration of my latest release, Courage to the Sticking Place, the previous book in the Fortune's Fool series Give and Hazard All is on sale for the week. A tale of the Maryland Hunt Cup!

                    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...t_bibl_vppi_i3

                    UK link:
                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GR3X4CS

                    Not horse-related, but my college admissions satiric romance is on sale for .99 as well. 'Tis the season!

                    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...t_bibl_vppi_i6

                    UK link:

                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JM7WJ58
                    Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                    • I just downloaded it and am three chapters in. I would never have guessed the second voice!

                      it’s excellent so far

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                      • Bensmom - Did you see the Higher Standards shoutout inImpractical Horsewoman’s new book? How cool!

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                        • Originally posted by GreyDes View Post
                          Bensmom - Did you see the Higher Standards shoutout inImpractical Horsewoman’s new book? How cool!
                          I use a mix of fictional and real references in the books, and I admit I love the cleverness of the name Higher Standards for a horse-related product.
                          Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                          • I bought the new book last night BUT I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO

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                            • Originally posted by GreyDes
                              Bensmom - Did you see the Higher Standards shoutout inImpractical Horsewoman’s new book? How cool!
                              I use a mix of fictional and real references in the books, and

                              Originally posted by Impractical Horsewoman View Post

                              I use a mix of fictional and real references in the books, and I admit I love the cleverness of the name Higher Standards for a horse-related product.
                              OMG OMG OMG -- I haven't seen it yet!!!!!

                              MUST FIND RIGHT AWAY!

                              Thank you, Impractical Horsewoman !!!

                              This is so cool!!
                              I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                              Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                              • Thank you for another Simon book! I am so glad to "see" him again. Second voice, not quite sure what I think yet. That story is engrossing, too. I would have read the entire book last night, but I had a cold and couldn't focus after a while. I can't wait to finish the tale.
                                "I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

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                                • Originally posted by Pat9 View Post
                                  Thank you for another Simon book! I am so glad to "see" him again. Second voice, not quite sure what I think yet. That story is engrossing, too. I would have read the entire book last night, but I had a cold and couldn't focus after a while. I can't wait to finish the tale.
                                  Thank you so much for reading Pat9 (and everyone else in this thread)! Motivation to hit the computer this morning and start the next one!
                                  Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                                  • Originally posted by Impractical Horsewoman View Post
                                    In honor of the release of my fifth Fortune's Fool book, Give and Hazard All, I'm offering Book 4 Crawling Between Heaven and Earth for sale for $.99 in the Kindle Store. Book 4 chronicles eventer Simon O'Shaughnessy's attempt to tackle the famous (or infamous) Mongol Derby.

                                    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ies_dp_rw_ca_4

                                    It's also on sale in the UK:

                                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077YQNSHZ

                                    And here's a link to Book 5, the latest, Give and Hazard All. This time, the intrepid eventers at O'Shaughnessy Eventing tackle timber racing and the Maryland Hunt Cup!

                                    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ies_dp_rw_ca_5

                                    Please let us when you do another promotion. I downloaded book one on kindle. This usually isn't my type of read. But now I'm addicted to Heather and her story, Simon and Sean,at al., and want to read MORE! Thx so much!!

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                                    • belgianWBLuver Oh, thank you so much! If you can't wait, the full-price books aren't terribly expensive on Kindle (all are $2.99) and are also available with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, along with many other contemporary horse books (and other types of fiction). I usually do a promotion every time I finish a book, but the next ones are still in the planning and drafting stage.
                                      Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                                      • Originally posted by Impractical Horsewoman View Post
                                        belgianWBLuver Oh, thank you so much! If you can't wait, the full-price books aren't terribly expensive on Kindle (all are $2.99) and are also available with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, along with many other contemporary horse books (and other types of fiction). I usually do a promotion every time I finish a book, but the next ones are still in the planning and drafting stage.
                                        Your books are some of my favorite horsey fiction books! When I can't find something new to read, I'll often go back and re-read the series. I can't believe I'm so late to the party on book 6, but I just downloaded it and am eager to start reading. I too enjoy the mix of fictional and real life names and situations, and I think Simon and his situations are incredibly relatable.

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                                        • Originally posted by Sarah616 View Post

                                          Your books are some of my favorite horsey fiction books! When I can't find something new to read, I'll often go back and re-read the series. I can't believe I'm so late to the party on book 6, but I just downloaded it and am eager to start reading. I too enjoy the mix of fictional and real life names and situations, and I think Simon and his situations are incredibly relatable.
                                          Thank you so much! And not late to the party at all, since Book 6 hasn't been out that long!
                                          Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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