Book Review: Wild horses on the salt by anne montgomery

“I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet not of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.”


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This book follows Rebecca Quinn as she journey’s her way through life, love, healing, and self-discovery.

Rebecca has just escaped a long marriage filled with violence. She has a history of abuse from her parents, which would explain why she waited so long before leaving her husband.

She fears for her life and enlists the help of her Aunt Ruthie. She sends her to Salt River Inn, run by her friend Gabriella, Gabby, Strand.

The Inn’s location is in the Tonto National Forest, in the Sonoran Desert. Salt is where Becca attempts to rebuild her life and start to discover herself. She meets an array of characters, Noah, Oliver, Gaby, and Walt, during her stay at the Inn. All of whom have had an impact on her recovery process.

“The wound would finally disappear from her skin, but not from her soul.”

Wild Horses on the Salt

Rebecca is trying to be strong, but the PTSD is holding her back. Noah senses she needs a friend and tries to be there for her, ears open and hand held out, and ready to help. They develop a friendship that turns into more.

Her husband tracks her down and ensures that he doesn’t ever intend to let her go. His reappearance strikes a fear back in her. Will she ever be free of him? Will she ever be free to be herself and happy?

The book also talks about wild horsesβ€”one horse’s journey to finding his family and helping another furry little creature hurt by humans. It ties perfectly with the story as Rebecca is trying to find a way home, a place to call home, and recovering with friends’ help.

Friendship and abuse are heavy themes in this book. Wild Horse’s on the Salt is about escaping a bad situation, enlisting the help of friends, battling your demons, and surviving all that threatens to tear you down. This book is about finding the beauty in the world, honing in on it, incorporating it into your life, and appreciating it once you find it.

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