Palomino Sky: Reviewed by Bookmuse Magazine

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What Bookmuse thought: 
palomino-sky-cover-medium-webI read Midnight Sky recently and was so engrossed in the characters and relationships, that I had to read Palomino Sky almost straightaway. This is a perfect sequel, carrying on the story with the same engrossing pace, but for new readers expertly delivering enough information so it works as well as a stand alone.
James and Laura’s relationship continues to flourish, even though they are dogged by outside forces, much from their own extended families. However, a wonderfully written scene up in the wilds of Snowdonia, during the annual round up of the wild ponies that roam the mountains, changes their lives forever. Wedding plans are put on hold, emotions are tested to the limit, and the reader is left on the edge of their seats wondering how things can possibly be rectified.
There’s more of the Welsh landscape, culture and setting in this book than in the first in the series, and for me it adds another level to the story. On a personal note for many years, on my way up to Anglesey, as soon as we exited the Conwy tunnel I would be straining my eyes to catch a glimpse of the wild ponies up on the hillsides. It meant I had reached Wales for me. There’s more horsey detail too, which I found deeply touching. This author knows a thing or two about horses and it shines through in her writing.

Bookmuse Award BadgeAnd somehow, for me, in this book
Laura has a real, believable, epiphany. She realises through her interaction with the horses, how to conquer fear, and how to mend broken hearts and broken lives, and also comes to understand much of what she really wants is something she has rebelled against for a long time. In fact there’s a lot of human emotion and understanding of human spirit cleverly concealed within this story. That takes not only writing talent but a lot of human empathy. The plot gallops along, adding twists along the way, but always in the security of excellent writing.
Gillian Hamer.
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