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Written by Fiona Walker


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They say you should never go back, but glamorous Ronnie Percy did just that, to the home she ran away from with her lover.

But not everyone is finding it easy to forgive and forget.

Daughter Pax, fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates, is furious to have to spend New Year’s Eve waiting for some stranger her mother has invited to help run the family stud farm

Even more annoyed is the staunchly loyal stud head groom, Lester. Does Ronnie think he’s lost touch with the horses? And anyway, who is this so-called Horsemaker, Luca O’Brien? Why does he seem to be running away from something?

And what is the true story of his relationship with grey stallion Beck, once destined for the Olympics, now broken and unrideable, screaming his anger from the Compton Magna stables.


Passionate, sexy, gripping, laced with her trademark wisdom and humour, this is bestselling Fiona Walker at her dazzling best.


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Not My Type of Novel      Stars 3


I think it’s fair to say that this one wasn’t what I expected it to be.

Ronnie Percy is struggling to keep her stud farm on track; so she employs Luca O’Brien, known to all as the Horsemaker, whose reputation precedes him. Ronnie’s daughter, Pax, has stayed to help her mother at the stud over the festive season in preference to spending it with her husband and son and the legendary skinflint in-laws. In their case, however, absence doesn’t make the heart go stronger . . .

I expected this to be entertaining and funny; it has it’s moments but, for the most part, I found it to be sad and somewhat depressing. I was disappointed and in all honesty struggled to get through it. I’m sure others will love reading this novel, it just wasn’t meant for me. I’ve settled on three stars which, under the circumstances, I think is fair.

My thanks to publisher Head of Zeus for my copy via NetGalley; this is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
  • Size: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Publication Date: 14 November 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
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Author Bio


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Fiona Walker is the author of eighteen novels, from tales of flat-shares and clubbing in nineties London to today’s romping, rural romances set amid shires, spires and stiles. In a career spanning over two decades, she’s grown up alongside her readers, never losing her wickedly well-observed take on life, lust and the British in love. She lives in Warwickshire, sharing a slice of Shakespeare Country with her partner, their two daughters and a menagerie of animals.


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