Download Kindle ☤ On the Edge ♼

Beach readnot my thing. A gentle novel following racing and some interesting characters Very enjoyable. Download Kindle ⚇ On the Edge ⚖ In Her First Novel, Jenny Pitman Draws On Her Years Of Experience In The World Of Horse Racing, With A Fast Paced And Heart Stopping Tale Of One Woman S Life After The Death Of Her Husband Left To Bring Up Her Two Children, Jan Hardy Faces A Bleak Future In The Wilds Of Wales Looking After A Crumbling Farm Holding While Under The Watchful And Suspicious Eye Of Her Bitter Mother In Law Her Only Escape Lies In Her Affinity With Horses She Has A Natural Gift In Their Handling She Begins Her Quest To Carve Out A New Future For Her And Her Two Young Children In Gloucestershire In The Tough And Masculine World Of Training Racehorses As Success Starts To Come Her Way Initially By Breaking In Problem Horses She Endures Setbacks From Her Family And Almost Overwhelming Financial Disaster And To Make Matters Worse, Someone Seems Determined To Derail Her Life The first in the series, and my first Jenny Pitman read and it won t be my last I really enjoyed it especially as it was based around horses, and although about racing wasn t the usual Dick francis or John Francome type book It was even better as it was based in Gloucestershire so I knew most of the local places mentioned. Her writing improves as the series goes on and there are many glimpses of the real Jenny Pitman scattered through her books. Gave up when half way through still nothing had happened other than the first sentence of the book where her husband died.. This just didn t really grab me In places I got bored and almost stopped reading I love horses so was really looking forward to this book but it didn t fulfill its promise for me. I love horses, stable life and the horse racing world I couldn t wait for each new book to be written and released I wish she would write When I discovered this title, I thought it might help scratch the same itch that Dick Francis, John Francome, and a few others do Did it Well, yes and no.Although set principally in the point to point and hunter races in the UK, rather than the larger flat and steeplechase races of the other authors, the familiar flow of trainers, owners, riders, and the race world were once again comforting.But if you are looking for the sometimes rather violent aspects off track found in Francis, et al, you will be disappointed That doesn t mean there s not a few dodgy things going on and a few red herrings thrown in.Overall I liked the characters, both good, bad, and conflicted They all made the story flow I guess the main irritant I felt was with Jan, the main character, the trainer Newly widowed, but anxious to stand on her own and develop her career to provide a good life for her children and herself, she is a character I can empathize with and root for However, sometimes her naivet in some business financial aspects began to irritate me Although I m an eternal optimist myself, she became somewhat annoying at times when I felt she had a little sense of entitlement that others owed her or she was very quick to place blame before she actually had grounds.But I will definitely try Pitman s next book The plot had just enough suspense, romantic possibilities, and race training description to make it all comforting for Francis fans. It was a weird experience having recently read the sequel to this, as I was unravelling a backwards mystery I knew what some of the conclusions were, and some of the pivotal moments, but didn t know when or how they would occur I also had a sense of who was to become an important character and whose name I didn t recognise from the second book But this was still an enjoyable read.One thing that bothered me in this book that I didn t notice so much in the second is that the main character seems to get things from other people quite easily She has a setback, moans about it, tells someone and then that person or someone else offers a quick and easy solution to fix her problems I do wonder if I would have liked this better if I read it before the sequel