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The Impossible Art of Falling (Impossible art #1)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
When eighteen year old, Jena Grayson witnesses the death of her father at a competition, she sees her Olympic dreams slipping through her fingers. Feeling abandoned and alone, she no longer cares to ride and retreats into her own silence while seeking refuge at her uncle's farm. With her own horse in tow, perhaps it is there that she can overcome her past.

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Published November 24th 2015 by Mad Hatter Press, LLC
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N.W. Moors
Aug 29, 2016 N.W. Moors rated it liked it
Jena Grayson is an 'eventer' in the world of horse training, someone who rides to take jumps. The author's note mentions a little more about Three-Day eventing, but as someone who is not a horse person, I had to make a guess as to what this sport is about; that took away some from the story.
The death of her father in a fall from a jump gone wrong sends her world into a tailspin. Her mother just leaves (this was explained near the end of the book, but it never made much sense to me), so Jena goes
Aug 19, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a standalone and can be read as such. After Jena Grayson witness the tragic death of her father she is basically floating through life not really speaking or doing anything other then just being there. After her families farm goes under she moves with her aunt and uncle to Tennessee. They are hoping she can start fresh and heal from all the pain. Her mother to has ran off and abandoned her because the pain of losing her husband is too much for her to bare. They say time heals all ...more
Aubrie Brown
Nov 26, 2015 Aubrie Brown rated it it was amazing
The Impossible Art of Falling. I had received this book in a giveaway and I can say that it is one I am very grateful for winning. The title, let alone the cover just attracted me straight to this book and I knew I had to read it. And after reading it, it just made the whole thing so clear.

Here you have Luke and Jena. Both who know exactly how excruciating loss is and how hard it is to find life's meaning again. Yet that's what made them so perfect for each other. It took two bent, not broken, s
Jennifer Lilly
Aug 19, 2016 Jennifer Lilly rated it really liked it
Jena Grayson is a young woman lost in a world of silence. After witnessing her father’s fatal accident on a horse, her life is turned upside down and she retreats into herself. Everything from her life, including her beloved horse Gatsby, causes Jena to retreat more into herself. She retreats to her aunt and uncle’s horse farm for a fresh start and to escape memories. There she meets Luke Thomas, a young man with demons and secrets of his own. Can these two lost people heal each other?

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A basic knowledge of how one interacts with horses shines throughout in this classic love story written in the third person.

Read full review in the 2016 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Sara Fiorenzo
Oct 19, 2015 Sara Fiorenzo rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I don't think it is fair for me to truly review this book because I think that it is my best work. It is very close to my heart and hope my readers love it as much as I do!
Aug 19, 2016 Ashleigh rated it really liked it
The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo is the first in the new Impossible Art series. Written in third person, we see events from many different character’s POV, allowing for an in-depth story to be told.

After witnessing the death of her father at an eventing competition, Jena finds her life completely thrown into turmoil. No longer wanting to ride herself she sees her Olympic dreams, and her whole future, taken away from her in a matter of moments. Retreating from the world and becomin
Aug 19, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it
The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo
4 stars.

The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo is a standalone novel and is the first book in the Impossible Art Series.

The story is about Jenna Grayson, who witnesses the death of her father at a competition. She sees her Olympic dreams slip through her fingers as she can no longer face riding again. Feeling alone and abandoned Jenna moves to her Uncles farm to try to overcome her grief and move on. When she arrives at the farm she meets L
Feb 22, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
So, about this book. I love it. I love the characters and I've been invested in how it all works out from day one. If you are a horse person you will instantly recognize that Sara is one as well, as only someone who really knows and loves horses would be able to get all that stuff spot on. I know that when I read and I come across something that I know how to do, but is misrepresented in the book, it totally takes me out of it. There is none of that here, especially on the ranch, which is my ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing
Jena’s world fell apart as her father and trainer fell off his horse and broke his neck, killing him instantly. He was competing in a major three day eventing competition and his horse missed a jump and threw him off. Jena saw the whole thing happen and her life of training with her father and their goals for her Olympic future were gone in a second. She tried to ride again after his death, but it became too painful and caused her great anxiety. Her mother couldn’t handle the pressure of running ...more
Donna Parrott
Aug 19, 2016 Donna Parrott rated it it was amazing
Jena Grayson and her father shared a love of horses and show jumpers. It all ended when her father was thrown from his horse during a show. She used to so full of life, passion for her horses, wanting to go to the Olympics, and she was just alive. Now she is barely living. She doesn't utter any words except enough to get by. I can't really blame the girl. She lost her father and her mother moved away, then she has to move from her families ranch to live with her aunt and uncle. It can be ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Dawn rated it it was amazing
The Impossible Art Of Falling is book one in a new series,it’s a story of overcoming grief,finding love and taking risks.Its also how the love of an animal can help someone in their darkest moments with unconditional love helping them heal.This book is emotional to read,I loved how the author imcorparated the love of horses into the storyline the time Jena spent with just her horse were again touching and emotional to read.Theres also a secondary cast of characters that are interesting in their ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Kari rated it it was amazing
The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo is a wonderful story about two young lost souls in search of peace.

“It’s an art. An impossible art.”

Jena is an 18-year-old woman who recently experienced a great loss in the most horrific way. Afterwards the hits just keep coming and she is then abandoned. Her Aunt and Uncle are generous enough to offer their home to Jena and her horse, Gatsby. Jena used to be an eventing prodigy on her way to the Olympics, but that was before the accident – before
Katie McEwen
Aug 25, 2016 Katie McEwen rated it really liked it
First and foremost, this book is a book full of emotion. Full of grief, love, acceptance, and even anger.
The book starts out with the description of Jena’s father’s death. The author manages to make you feel like you are sitting right there watching the accident happen in real time. She makes your heart ache.
Jena then finds herself a year later, her life in shambles. Her family farm has been repossessed by the bank, her mother has left her, and she is a shell of the girl she once was. Her Uncl
Native Honey
Aug 27, 2016 Native Honey rated it it was amazing
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Jazmine Cabrera
Aug 19, 2016 Jazmine Cabrera rated it it was amazing
The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo is the first book in the Impossible Art series. This book is written in 3rd person point of view, so we get to feel and see everyone’s emotions and thoughts.

After being a witness in the death of her father at a riding competition, Jena finds her life completely turned upside down. As she no longer wants to ride her horse she sees her Olympic dreams, and her whole future being taken away from her in a matter of moments. Retreating from the world and
Aug 31, 2016 Angelique rated it liked it
Jena Grayson has retreated into a shell. The tragic death of her father and abandonment by her mother leaves her broken. The one thing she loves most in the world is the one thing she wants nothing to do with. The arrival of Jena' s uncle Rob to take her from all she has known begins a road of self discovery for our grieving main character. When Jena arrives at her uncle and Aunt Meg' s farm she is almost determined to remain hopeless and despondent. For her the change of scenery means her ...more
Amanda O'Connell
Aug 25, 2016 Amanda O'Connell rated it really liked it
The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo is the first book in the Impossible Art series. Jena Grayson’s Olympic dreams shattered the day she watched her father die. Feeling broken and alone she slowly retreats into her self, completely giving up on life and her horse, after her mother abandons her. With her beloved horse, Gatsby, in tow, she moves to her aunt and uncle’s farm, hoping to heal.
Luke Thomas has his own demons to battle, but when he meets Jena for the first time he sees someone
Aug 19, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it

The Impossible Are of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo was a beautifully written story about love, grief, growth, and acceptance, and all of the tumultuous emotions that a person experiences along the way. The book starts with the tragic description of Jena Greyson’s father’s death during a horse jumping competition. Then the author fast forwards to a year later, when eighteen year old Jena’s world has crumbled to absolutely nothing. She is taken to live with her aunt and uncle on their horse farm. Here
Pam Snell
Aug 19, 2016 Pam Snell rated it it was amazing
This book is my kind of book. I love horses and animals and I love to read about people that love them as much as I do.
This story is kind of sad in places but it is worth the read.
Jena had a perfect life with her family who raised horses and competed. She has been on a horse since she was a baby until something happened and changed all of that. Jena ends up living with her aunt and her uncle and they take her under their wing. They have horses also and they brought her favorite horse to live wi
Melissa Agena-Bilger
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Agena-Bilger rated it really liked it
What a great read! Awesome story of Loss, love and forgiveness. Jena a girl who was set up to be an Olympian was struck by grief when her father died during a competition. Luke, a guy who lost a part of himself when his twin sister died. Both stricken by losses so great and not knowing how to pick up the pieces. Both end up at this ranch to heal. The love that that Jena and Luke found in each other was sweet and heartwarming. Together they were able to repair each other and be able to find a ...more
Cara Webb
Aug 19, 2016 Cara Webb rated it it was amazing
Oh the emotions I went through reading this book. Jena goes through a loss that I don't want to imagine as does Luke. They meet after Jena has gone through a great tragedy and moves to her aunt and uncles ranch in Townsend, Tennessee. Luke works for Meg and Rob and knows that their niece is coming, but he doesn't know the story behind why she is moving there. When they first meet Jena wants to talk to him but due to the trauma she's seen she hasn't been talking to anyone. Luke knows that there ...more
Kayla Bartley
Aug 19, 2016 Kayla Bartley rated it really liked it
“Falling maybe an art, but you can’t always control the fall. No matter how much you try to control the outside circumstances, you don’t always land on your feet, but you can always choose to get back up.”

First, this quote is such an amazing quote to not only summarize the journey that are characters go on in The Impossible Art of Falling by Sara Fiorenzo, but it is also a quote that anyone can take and relate to. That is one of the things I love most about this book was the fact that I could re
Laura Leyman
Aug 19, 2016 Laura Leyman rated it really liked it
When a parent dies it is heartbreaking. When you witness their death at the age of eighteen, it is traumatising. Which is why it is understandable that Jena did not want to talk very much.

Jena, had moved in with her uncle and auntie on their farm as her mother was not coping with the loss of her husband. Whilst there, Jena meets Luke. At first Luke does not seem to like her very much. Although, as time went on Jena was using Luke to help open up about the death of her father.

‘I realised how mu
Gail Guerrero
Aug 19, 2016 Gail Guerrero rated it it was amazing
Wow! The raw emotions that are written in this book is incredible. I felt Jena's pain through the pages. I didn’t grow up with a dad but her lose made me feel what I had missed. The betrayal she felt was unbelievably sad. How any one can just leave a child no matter their age is incomprehensible to me. Luke was amazing he was strong and caring. The pain he hides behind those blue eyes is just heart breaking. To blame yourself for every wrong step.
These two met each other at the right moment. To
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-I believe that those who don't read, have never found a book they enjoyed. Some day, I hope to write the book that gets those people to read.

-As a high school English teacher, it is my goal to get my students to enjoy reading.

-If I could take only one book with me on a deserted island, it would be The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. . .or The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
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