Because my French pronunciation is horrid, I've been calling this "Dew's book", and it most certainly is. Yes, his human, trainer, rider is a talented young woman who has a history with the new team vet...but this is as much Dew's story as Caitlyn's. I fell in love with Dew's antics, his love of peppermint candy and licorice and his goofy obsession with the cat's photo. I laughed out loud when he started flapping the photo because he was bored. And the fact that Addie bought him a stuffed cat? I fell a little for her right then.
All of the characters could be anyone we know, despite the fact that I think Caitlyn is almost perfect. Now if she could just get out of her own way, she might be happy. You can almost hear Wren, Caitlyn, Addie and the others breathing, they are so exquisitely written. I could smell the barn, and feel the reins in my hands even though I don't know the first thing about dressage.
(And I still don't know how to pronounce the title)
This novel might well rank up there in superstar-land alongside Noyes' "Alone". It's THAT good.
This deserves much more than five stars, and I'm a little sad that's all I can give.
"Dew's Book" is now an official title (at least at my house), and if Dew doesn't charm the socks off you, then you're reading the wrong book. As with so many by this talented author, this one is a MUST READ!
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