Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Sara Gruen is the author of the New York Times bestseller Water for Elephants and Riding Lessons. She lives with her. “Flying Changes reminds me how unpredictable life is Even if you are horseless (my deepest sympathies), you will love this novel” —RITA MAE BROWN. Buy a cheap copy of Flying Changes book by Sara Gruen. Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer’s days-the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is .

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Return to Book Page. Then again, since there’s fhanges sense that the author is trying for goofy rather than deeply affecting and emotional, maybe not. There is something about a teenage girl and a horse. All very predictable but in such an annoying way, like nails on a blackboard. I am surprised that it does not mention on the cover of Flying Changes that the story is a continuation from Riding Lessons. Trivia About Flying Changes R Main character is so feeble, needy just wanted to slap her in every situation.

So, why did I devour the pages? Gruen fills a world with explanation but she tells it as part of a story rather than a documentary-like setting that might read as an encyclopedia. That little bitch, every time her horse took a jump I prayed for her untimely death.

Flying Changes (Annemarie Zimmer, book 2) by Sara Gruen

This one is written by the author of the “goodread” Water for Elephants and it took me grruen long night to read it. And as a former horsewoman, I’ll just say–I wouldn’t let either of these characters near a horse in real life. Jul 03, stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: The mother is a whiney, self centered marshmallow of a woman, and her daughter Eva is SUCH a brat with no respect for her monther or anyone else that I wanted to scream.


This incredibly predictable story centers around a woman and her daughter and their struggles to face life flyong the face of divorce, memories of a terrible accident and teenage angst. The main character was really annoying everything makes her cry.

Gruen ties up quite a few loose ends left in the plot after Riding Lessons, as well as throwing in some dramatic twists which bring all three generations zara women closer together.

Flying Changes

That girl needed a slap so hard it would send her into next week. Gruen gave such detail and heart into the backbone of this story that anyone reading will enjoy it. Chabges is a time of turmoil at Maple Brook: Twenty years after her competitive riding career finished tragically, anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer’s days — the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is going nowhere and the worry that her daughter Eva’s own dreams of Olympic glory will end in a repetition of Annemarie’s traumatic circumstances.

The ending wrapped everything with no loose ends and there’s never a dull moment in this moving story. The moms very predictable blow up over the earings, the daughters hissy fit on the XC course, gawd.

Ann Marie is still one of the most annoying characters I nave ever encountered in a book, but she did manage to experience a bit more personal growth in this sequel.

Once again Annemarie and Eva come to the fore, but this time the focus flyng on Eva and her desire to tread in the family footsteps and take up an equestrian career. Like I said previously, Annemarie must be one hot lady, and the only one in town, to keep any sort of man, what with her split personalities.

It is a time of change at Maple Brook Horse Farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken. Tense Tips on technique 7: I will read any book about horses.

The main character is self-absorbed, unlikeable, and her flaws are not entertaining enough to chaanges her unlikeable yet interesting as I’m someone who enjoys unlikeable yet interesting characters. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a book call to me and pull me off my tablet. Jun 24, Nancy rated it it was ok. I did, however, think it was a better story than Riding Lessons. These books portray the infallible part of life and that is what makes them perfect. When the teenage Eva is invited to audition for a world-class trainer, Annemarie realises that she must give Eva a chance to soar.


Jul 08, Jamie rated it did not like it. I picked it after it was recommended to me as a good horsey novel, and the only thing that kept me reading all the way through was sick curiosity.

Tell you what I really think? Turns out I don’t like Eva or her mother anymore this time around than I did in the first novel. Riding Lessons 2 books.

For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with he There is a time to move changss, a time to let go. Any self-respecting horse would trample them and be done.

It was free Things I hated: Though I didn’t enjoy this one as much, it was a good read all the same. For five months, Annemarie has struggled xhanges make peace with her past. I really enjoyed that book and I was delighted to receive the sequel, Flying Changes.

Yeah, sure you did, you flaming asshole- as soon as you realized how bad you screwed up you ran out he ran to Jared! Your money would be better spent buying more interesting things, like a loaf of bread or a box of paperclips. This was a good read chhanges me as I love horses and this author brings her stories alive.