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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The one character I cahnges care for is her daughter, Eva. I really thought that I was there with the characters through all the ups and downs and all of that, but what I loved most about this book was that I could relate to it, for instance when she talked about horses I could totally see myself in the character’s shoes.

Return to Book Page. I love this book so much, I really understood it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Even though I’d never describe myself as a horse-lover always been more of an admirer, keeping my distanceI also really enjoyed Gruen’s commentary on the relationship between humans and animals that comes through in this story via AnneMarie’s love for Hurrah, and Eva’s love for Smokey Joe.

Once home, she must deal with her daughter, a sick father, a strict mother, the horses her family owns, and a childhood sweetheart that still looks at her with stars in his eyes. Feb 21, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’re a horse person and don’t think you’re crazy, you’re probably wrong but it’s OK.


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

It is SO off-putting, and anyone who knows anything about Dressage would sars and roll their eyes. There are a lot of big moments in the book that would otherwise have you thinking “how does this much happen to one family,” but Sara Gruen still pieced everything together to make the story believable. The story is about three horsewomen, most notably, Annemarie Zimmer, a 40 year old single mother of Eva, Where is the women who wrote Water for Elephants?

Liar liar pants on FIRE. Part of it is Annemarie lets her get away with treating her bad. It helps to love horses to enjoy this book and I do.

The story flows and kept my attention from beginning dlying end. That little bitch, every time her horse took a jump I prayed for her untimely death. Fljing wish there were more books out there by Gruen. Books by Sara Gruen.

Flying Changes

I picked up this book for 2 reasons When she was laid off two years later, instead of looking for another job, she decided to take a gamble on writing fiction full-time. For Annemarie because she Once again Annemarie and Eva come to the fore, but this time the focus is on Eva and her desire to tread in the family footsteps and take up an equestrian career.

Flying Changes Sara Gruen. Annemarie is human in every sense of the word, which is sometimes difficult to find in novels nowadays. I loved water for elephants so thought I would love this but found it weak. Account Options Sign in.


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. Trivia About Flying Changes R Sara already has her eye on another horse and a donkey. This book was like watching a bad soap opera and none of the people you wanted dead actually bit the dust.

I will read any book about horses.

I found I was getting more and more aggravated with the characters in this book. The Mom is strong and yet not strong at the same time. Allowing Eva to ride and compete might be one way to focus her energies more productively. There is anger throughout the book and human errors.

A 16 year old who has gotten lessons here and there up until a year prior and then became serious about riding for a year would not be able to perform 1. The experience of traumatic injury is misunderstood and misrepresented.

To ask other readers questions about Flying Changesplease sign up. This was a story about equestrians, their horses, their love lives, their past problems etc. 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 16, Miquaelia rated it really liked it. The author has clearly lived with teenage females!

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