Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Review: A Horse Named Joe by Lisa Loomis

About the Book:

Roni Dugan, a wealthy investment banker from Wall Street, life continues to unravel two years after the financial meltdown of 2008. An intriguing story, which follows her to a small island in the Bahamas, Green Turtle Cay. Can the island, a horse named Joe, and a shy Bahamian dock master, help her to see life differently? 
This novel will amuse and subject you to a whole other world and culture where friendship, love, and self discovery abound. 

About the Author:

Lisa Loomis writes because she loves to. Her stories are about the human condition: love, life, and everything in between (including sex, drugs, alcohol, and things just crazy enough to be true). Her stories are not predictable, conventional, or lacking in the messiness of life. She tries to extract the real emotion in any given situation in her characters, with a touch of humor.
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.

Finding more BS than finance with the financial meltdown in 2008 she went back to her passion of writing. Her currently published novels can be seen on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

She now lives and writes in Park City, Utah. 

 My Review of the Book:

A Horse named Joe was an enjoyable read from start to finish.  I enjoyed the writing and the descriptions of the settings the author created.  I have never been to the Bahamas, but I had finished reading the book and could feel as though I had just been there myself.  I also loved the fact that even though the weather has been quite cool here for summer, I still got to experience some warmth within the text of A Horse Named Joe.

The characters of the book are fun and lovable and people one might think they would meet on a trip like this.  Without a doubt the author has the skill of making her characters believable!

I believe that everyone would be able to relate to this book in one way or another.  There are many lessons to be learned and a gentle reminder that everyone has obstacles within their life where they are tested and it is important to be brave and preserver.

Check out Lisa Loomis's site to Find out how to get yourself a copy and more information about the author

Views expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in anyway!  I was supplied a book for review purposes and not compensated for this post.


1 comment:

Samantha March said...

Thanks for sharing your review!