The Hearts of Horses

  • Type: Books
  • By: Molly Gloss
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780618799909
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A big-boned young woman is the ultimate horse whisperer.

Martha Lessen isn’t your typical turn of the 20th century 19 year old girl. Raised in a ranching family, Martha learns at an early age to show compassion and kind words when gentling wayward horses. During World War I she heads west to come into her own and is hired by a man needing to fill his labor shortage due to all the local boys serving in the war. Martha quickly earns the admiration of all in town when she is noted for her skill in wooing horses into submission with her whispers of love and affection. The historic time period gives readers rich images of family life and social customs of the wild, wild, west. For anyone who loves horses and shy heroines, this gem of a story will not disappoint.