Aussie Book Review: The Horseman by Charlotte Nash

The HorsemanThe Horseman by Charlotte Nash

Paperback

Review copy provided by publisher

Hachette, July 2016

Synopsis- Craig Munroe is the kind of man legends are written about. Escape to the high country in this passionate love story of a young doctor and a legendary horseman whose lives become inextricably linked, by the bestselling author of RYDERS RIDGE, Charlotte Nash

It’s been fifteen years since Dr Peta Woodward, born into a horse-breeding dynasty, fled the family stud in the wake of a deadly tragedy that split her family apart. Carrying wounds that have never truly healed, Peta has focused on helping others. But when an injury during a solo trip through the Australian high country leaves her stranded, the man who comes to her rescue is Craig Munroe, a born and bred high-country horseman ,and the kind of man legends are written about.

Stuck in the tiny town of Yarraman Falls while she recovers, Peta is surrounded by prying eyes and heartbreaking reminders of all she has lost. But while she resolves to leave as soon as she can, fate has other ideas . . .
Review- The Horseman is another great medical-rural romance novel by Aussie author Charlotte Nash. Her latest heroine, Dr Peta Woodward is determined to complete a hiking trail for personal and emotional reasons; but when she becomes injured and stranded in the bush her plans quickly take a turn to the small country town of Yarraman Falls. It’s the infamous horse trainer Craig Munroe who stumbles across Peta who is muddy, bitter and bossy; not that any of that turns him off. In fact, as she starts to mend, they develop a close friendship that quickly blossoms into something much more serious and Peta has to decide whether she is willing to take a permanent detour on her plans or if she turns her back on the the town that has started to feel like home.

Peta is a feisty and determined character that’s a little prickly in the beginning but I soon warmed to her as her backstory unfolded and the chemistry with Craig heightened. Craig is a very likeable guy, on the one hand he’s a reserved and strong male figure; but when it comes to his horses he’s soft and compassionate. Peta and Craig have plenty of challenges to face both individually and as a couple and I enjoyed seeing them find their way and overcome these barriers. I read this book very quickly as it was hard to put down and an easy, enjoyable read. Definitely recommend it!

Overall Rating

4/5

“I loved this book!”

The Horseman can be purchased from Fishpond and other leading book retailers

 

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