Such a thought provoking subject. The cruelty that someone who is different has to endure is heartbreaking. We all want to be normal but what is that really? This was written with an understanding that was so thoughtful. Praises to the author
A good old reflecting on life book is always fun to find, particularly when it is written by someone who does their research, both in terms of their setting, dialects, and cultural traditions. More importantly, it is nice to see an author do their research on the human spirit as well, and present a very human approach to an increasingly common problem. The burn out of modern that millions of people across the world have recently felt is encapsulated int this novel. While, in my opinion, the book was generally directed towards female readers, I was still able to appreciate the sentiment and the struggle of finding yourself at a crossroads with no clear direction in mind. I think that Roni Dugan is an "everywoman" in the sense that she is confident in herself, but realizes that there is still so much more to learn once the facade or framework of a life is peeled back. That can be true of all of us, but placing the character in a location that is both completely foreign yet nostalgically significant makes for very interesting moments and profound realizations. The basic foils (a horse and a simple dock master) accentuate her plight and journey without distracting the reader from the crucial growth and plot development that is occurring. I think Loomis knew precisely the kind of book she intended to write and then did it. I was impressed, and would very much like to read more of her work in the future. We could all use a reminder of how valuable soul-searching can be, and this book certainly did just that.
I loved, hated, loved this book. It drew me in and I couldn't put it down. I'm not sure I will be able to read it again for awhile. Too many emotions. This book is so good! Would recommend it highly.
Lisa writes such memorable stories. I loved this short suspense filled book. I am hoping for another short story to follow. This is a stand alone. I am greedy, I want more.
This book was wonderful. I recommend it to parents and teens for the lessons the book teaches us all. But I also recommend it for a simply good read. Great author. I was impressed how she brought a very serious subject matter to the forefront with a wonderful whimsical character. Can't wait for the next book
Another coming of age story from Lisa Loomis. It's full of steamy sex and romance. Very entertaining and highly recommended.
Roni Dugan moves from the fast life in New York to a world of paradise in the Bahamas. With everything going the wrong direction in her life, the help of a horse named Joe and a local dock master reinvigorates her spirit. A Horse Named Joe is motivating and you'll find yourself cheering for Roni as she pursues happiness once again. The book is well-written and there is something that everyone can take from this path to self-discovery. Sometimes we get too caught up in the day to day to bother smelling the roses. This book demonstrates the value of doing just that!
A pleasant read. I enjoyed this short story.
This is a story of love. This is a story of pain. A story of life altering loss and redemption. It's a look into the lives of people who we all can relate to and see some of our own reflecting back; for me it was quite a journey. The title, "Casanova Cowboy" gave no hint of the emotional impact this story would have on me. I actually had to stop reading at one point because I just couldn't stop crying..... I do recommend this as a must read along with "Boy In A Band". They really do go hand in hand. Keep the tissues handy!
I read this book while I was on vacation. I really liked it, Lisa is an up and coming author and I hope to read more of her books. The story line was real and I liked the characters. The book is an easy casual read, something fun and entertaining.
This is one everyone should read. It is told though the supporting, loving father and the daughter with the disability eyes. It is how he has dealt with having a very active ,bright child to one who struggles with hearing, comprehension and understanding life around her due to a simple fall causing brain damage. Their growth and learning are amidst a dysfunctional family. I loved it, cried and laughed throughout.
Lisa never lets me down. There is a lot going on in this book. Seven VERY different women going through different stages of life's little drama's. Betrayals, mid life craziness and uncertainty pursues the friends . Very well written and entertaining. I would say it is one of my favorites but I have loved all of her books and they are all my favorites. :)
This is an absolutely heart warming book. So beautifully written. I had tears in my eyes much of the time. A book I will not soon forget. I recommend this for anyone who has a heart!
I started by reading Boy in a Band, that book was so emotional for me, remembering that book still preys on my heart and mind. The second book Casanova Cowboy was another emotionally charged story. I am so involved with the characters. Lisa brings the characters to life, you get the bad and good that goes a long with getting to know each person in this wonderfully written series. Racing Through Cornfields is the prequel to Casanova Cowboy and Boy In Band. I am happy that I read them in the order I did.
I've been looking for not only a good read, but for a good author. I found both in Lisa Loomis.
I really enjoyed the Morgan Mallory series. I hope this author does a whole lot more. She gets you in deep; right off you feel like you're there with all the emotions.