Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

By Anton Disclafani    Magnificent writing, captivating characters
and a storyline that takes the reader on a journey back in time and deep in the heart of old Florida and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Thea and Sam have spent their entire childhoods on a huge orange grove in Florida. It is the 1930's and America is suffering from the Depression while women succumb to strict guidelines that are not to be forsaken. Thea, short for Theodora, is an avid and talented horsewoman while her twin Sam is a naturalist. The twins are home schooled by their physician father in the mornings while their afternoons explore the world outside. As Thea becomes a woman and natural curiosity surfaces, she is conflicted by her thoughts and desires and has had little, if any, interaction with other people aside from the occasional visit from her cousin Georgie whom she adores. After unexpected tragedy explodes over their quiet lives, Thea's parents send her away to boarding school. This adolescent awakening details her experience filled with mixed emotions of love and loss and new beginnings. I was not initially drawn to this title and have no knowledge whatsoever of horses but the minute I picked up this fabulous new novel, I could not put it down! Do not miss this incredible read! BUY TODAY!!  The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls: A Novel

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