Blaze of Glory is a really good book. It is a Young Adult book but I’m well into my 40’s and I liked it.
It is about a teenage girl and her life. She is a very talented show rider and she and her horse are getting a lot of attention. Then there is an accident.
Her family life isn’t great…there are abuse issues. And then she gets into a romantic relationship with someone she shouldn’t (according to her family at least).
The romace fit in with the whole story well. There were no really hot and heavy scenes. I liked that.
I liked all the parts dealing with horses. I used to read a lot of horse books when I was little. This gives a glimpse into the world of show horses. Not just the glamourouse aspects either…there was mention of cleaning out the barn!
This would be a good book for anyone who likes horses or young adult romance. And if you like both…that’s even better!
From the back cover :
Some fires can consume you.
Last year, I had it all. Two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention – the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can’t help myself. If it can’t be horses, it has to be this.
About the Author :
m. garzon rode horses professionally for ten years, until an injury prompted a career change. She returned to school and completed a BSc; then, for good measure, an MBA. After several years of toiling as a business consultant, she turned to writing in a desperate bid to regain her sanity. A mom of two fabulous children, she lives in St‑Lazare, QC and is currently working on the sequel to Blaze of Glory.
Her website is mgarzon.ca