Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers

I received my copy of Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers today.

I opened it with great excitement and hurried to find our own Betsy's article. It's a wonderful story entitled "A Graceful Exit." It is very well written as if there were ever any doubt. I enjoyed it so much that I turned immediately to the front and began reading from the beginning.

It isn't necessary to read the essays in any particular order. In fact I think that's one of the things that I like most about this book. I was short of time so I thought I would read just a few. Finally I stopped only when I realized I had to hurry to make an appointment. I was very surprised to find I had already covered half the book.

Of course Betsy's article has to be my favorite but I do have others. I am quite certain that everyone will have their own favorites. There's one called "Horse on Lap" that reminds me so much of Judy's "Jett."

But there is no great need to be a horse lover to enjoy this book. Really I think it is an anthology about friendship and relationship and all of the accompanying emotion and drama. The stories all have the ring of truth forged from the reality of personal experience. There is despair and joy and sadness and love and anger and bitterness and solace and as many others as can be imagined. Each story is complete in itself and I found not a single one that I would have omitted.

Great job Betsy and congratulations to Colleen Sell for putting this volume together. I hope it finds many other readers who will each find the same reward I discovered.


~Betsy said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am flattered and I really do appreciate you ordering the copy. Thanks again, Terry.

rilera said...

Yay Betsy! I can't wait to read your essay. Thanks for posting this Terry

~Betsy said...

Thanks for the wonderful review on Amazon.com, Terry! You brought tears to my eyes.

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Joanne said...

I'm looking forward to receiving my copy and reading Betsy's essay. I've always liked the Cup of Comfort books and I'm sure this one will be a pleasure to read as well. Especially since our Betsy has an essay in it. :)

rraven said...

I've got an essay in there, too, entitled "Riding Blind". Hope you enjoy it!

flintysooner said...

Thanks for posting Rena. I had to read your essay again just now but I did remember it as soon as I turned to it.

You wrote a wonderful story. That was an interesting contrast you drew between "Rena's flying dismount" and riding blind on Timmy. I think heaven is more like like the latter by the way.

Thanks again for posting and many blessings.