A Bride’s Farewell

Author: Meg Rosoff

Age: 12+

Summary
On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees — determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. She takes the only thing that truly belongs to her: Jack, a white horse, and small mute Bean who refuses to be left behind.

The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. Then Pell meets a hunter, infuriating, mysterious and cold. Will he help her to find what she seeks?

With all the hallmarks of Meg Rosoff’s extraordinary writing, The Bride’s Farewell also breaks new ground for this author, in a nineteenth-century, Hardyesque setting. This is a moving story of love and lost things, with a core of deep, beautiful romance.

From the Hardcover edition.

My Review
This is a detailed horse story about a girl looking for a place in a sexist world. 
I liked Pell and Bean, they didn’t share much about themselves but they I was interested in them.
There was a lot of world building for this old world and tons of horse references. I felt as if I was at the horse fair.
This is a story belonging to an old world with animals, struggle and a young woman who was ahead of her times. 
Beir Bua

Michelle Moloney King

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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