Twenty-year-old para-equestrian Eleanor lives on her parents’ farm in Boyanup and fills her time with schoolwork and riding, and girls’ outings with Annette and Carol. Eleanor is wonderfully positive and fun, the sort of person you’d love to have as your best friend. So it’s no surprise that American naval flight offer David is smitten when he bumps into her at a nightclub. They have just two days together in Australia before David has to go back to his ship. They’re determined that their relationship will last but everything seems to be forcing them apart – spiteful ex-girlfriends, missed phone calls, delayed letters, the prejudice Eleanor perpetually faces from certain qualities, even war. But the prospect of thirty-four magical days in America together keeps them going. Can their love last? Much as Eleanor adores her horses and her riding, it’s David she now needs to make her life complete.
The story introduces us to two fascinating central characters. It takes us from Australia to America and back, with a quick visit to Singapore. The author captures the settings of each place beautifully and you think you’re there too. But what E E West portrays best of all is human emotion. Both Eleanor and David are on emotional rollercoasters after they meet, and we share their love for each other, their longing, their frustration, their irritation, but most of all, their irrepressible optimism and hope for the future.
This is a wonderful story that warms as well as speaks to your heart. And the good news is that this is the first in a trilogy: The Equestrian and the Aviator. So more great writing to come from this talented author.
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