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The Horsewoman - by James Patterson & Mike Lupica

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Book Synopsis

The bond between horse and rider transforms into white-knuckle suspense when a mother and daughter compete for the same spot on the Olympic team, in this "hugely entertaining, riveting, page-turner of a book." --Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of The Madness of Crowds

Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another.

Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics.

Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.

Coronado is Maggie's horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood.
Sky is Becky's horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood.

Only James Patterson could bring you such breakneck speed, hair-raising thrills and spills.

Only hall of fame sportswriter Mike Lupica could make it all so real.

Review Quotes

"Patterson and Lupica manage to get deep into the world of high-level show jumping and also, incredibly for two men, deep into the lives of three generations of strong women. I don't know what's more compelling--the white-knuckle descriptions of the horse shows in the lead-up to the Olympics or the tense, complex relationships among the three women. We grow to care deeply about these horsewomen. This is a hugely entertaining, riveting, page-turner of a book. A thrilling and thoughtful read." --Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series

"The Horsewoman is more than a thriller--it's an eye-opening ride through the high-stakes world of equestrian show-jumping. Patterson and Lupica make a great team, writing at a full gallop and with faultless timing of the lives of three fearless women connected by blood, competition, and a passion for fast horses."
--Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Squeeze Me

About the Author

James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

Mike Lupica is a veteran sports columnist--spending most of his career with the New York Daily News--who is now a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame. For three decades, he was a panelist on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. As a novelist, he has written sixteen New York Times bestsellers. His daughter has been a competitive rider since the age of ten.

Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover
Author: James Patterson & Mike Lupica
Language: English
Street Date: January 10, 2022
TCIN: 84004543
UPC: 9780316499774
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-5696
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.44 inches length x 6 inches width x 9.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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3.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
33% would recommend
3 recommendations

Tedious Patterson formula

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Bonnie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is the first Patterson book I have ever read. I bought it because it was about equestrian competition — it was pretty accurate. Only riders would “get it” - to others - what goes into competition - would be tedious and boring. And it did become painfully tedious and boring despite being familiar with the game. The Patterson “formula” is predictable. He had to throw in an un-documented trainer, a spoiled and arrogant, dirty player, top rider, the wealthy, unscrupulous and abrasive “investor” with expensive tastes in cars and women, who just wants his horse/rider to win so he can flip it for triple his investment. Against all odds, the crusty horsey grandmother who controls what little money their stable makes - enters into a win big/lose big agreement with the greedy investor. Will she lose her beloved stable? Her daughter… an Olympic level rider suffers a serious accident when her high dollar horse shies from a fox on the path. But, despite pain and suffering from several broken bones and internal injuries, takes back the horse from her backup rider daughter, and gets back in the saddle to continue training and competing to become eligible for Olympic competition… despite the acute pain she suffers. This creates a terrible tension between mother and daughter. Daughter rides the stables second string but talented mare into the same competition. Undocumented horse trainer disappears for several days. Arrogant top rider called Border Patrol so horse trainer can’t train top riders competition. Ex-husband lawyer shows up periodically to support daughter on second string horse… At this point I gave up - it was just to tedious - without finishing the book I’m sure Mom won the Olympic medal, daughter came in second, humiliated arrogant top rider comes in behind somewhere, undocumented alien gets papers, wins the daughter, Dad reconciles with Mom and crusty grandmothers saves the family stable. Or not. I just didn’t care. What an awful read… or partial read.
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Decent enough

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AB - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good book and decent story line. Slightly predictable. As an equestrian, it is sometimes difficult to read and not notice the lack of correct information that the author has not obviously researched. Overall a decent read, and I enjoyed myself. Just wish it was more of an accurate depiction of this horse world.
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2 out of 5 stars
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Skylark - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Can publishers please stop allowing people who clearly know nothing about horses write books about them? English saddles , which weigh 15-25 pounds described as “heavy as hell” had me rolling my eyes. That was only the first of many eye rolls. So many inaccuracies paired with completely unlikable and predictable characters made this a tough read. I gave up after chapter 43. James Patterson truly will put his name on anything these days.
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