After the death of her parents, Kara Whittenbrook was shocked to discover that she and been adopted. This information in hand, she started out to Florida because she had to know more about them, even though she had been told they were mentally handicapped, and she needed to know why she had been given up for adoption. The Thocco Ranch was home to several ranch hands with mental handicaps such as Down Syndrome or Autism, but somehow Ben Thocco saw that each of his employees has their own special talent either with the animals or with each other. With the help of a man-biting mare (Estrela) and the whole crew, Kara finally finds her biological parents, and herself.
(*****5) I don’t know what I was expecting from the book, but this was not it (and I mean that in a good way). Predictable nearly from begging to end, that being said….. Surprisingly heartwarming, refreshing, tender, compassionate, gratifying, energizing, ect. Loads of characters, all of them are created so wonderfully, their interaction is as times laugh out loud funny, but always wonderfully written. If this were a movie, it would be considered a total chick flick or a real tear jerker (happy and sad tears). This is a new author for me and you can bet I will be searching out her other books.
Jan 23, 2009