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Courage

(Eventing #3)

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For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She's already proven she's willing to do whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer, even spending the summer in an intense dressage program.

Now she's back in Ocala and ready to tackle the winter eventing season with her usua
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Paperback, 297 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Meghan
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review, and can I tell you I was *stoked* to get to continue Jules' journey! This book was intense -- the highs were high, the lows were low, but the characters changed SO MUCH you rooted for them every step of the way.

Jules and Pete are fighting tooth and nail to keep their lives together after their time apart... and the universe isn't making it easier. Competition heats up, and there are complications from a cast of new cha
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Jenn
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Argh!! I need the next one, NOW!! I love this series!
Grace Wilkinson
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horse-books
"This called for a different kind of courage."

Hashtag TeamJules! I didn't think this series could get any better, but I honestly don't know which book I love most now. You know what working with horses is? It's stress, and fatigue, and more stress, and disappointment, and occasionally an odd moment that makes all the hassle seem worth it. Dinner mustn't involve real cooking, a few hours off on a Monday is the most heavenly thing in the world, insurance bills keep you up at night, and unless you
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Bobbi Pratt
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Series

Please please please do not stop! So addicted to this series!!! I cannot wait to see what unfold next. It is like riding a Rolex Course!!!
Amanda
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even if you are not a previous fan of the world of Jules & Co., this book stands alone as a great peek into the world of eventing from the view of a professional. Courage is an honest look at the struggle of talent in a highly competitive sport, while adding in the complexity of relationships when life goes really and truly sideways. Based around a stubborn heroine and a deep understanding of racetrack and horse show life, this book will pull you through from cover to cover. Check your girth, it ...more
Liza Sibley
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. And what a treat to have it to read on a day when an ice storm has pretty much shut me in. I have enjoyed every book in this series and this book was exactly what I was hoping for. I am more of a rider than a writer but as some one who has climbed on a racehorse (at the track--be still my heart) as well as having evented when we started at Preliminary (Ok, there was a first year Preliminary division and Jenny Camp) I fe ...more
Mary Pagones
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The title of Courage obviously refers to a quality that is needed in abundance a successful rider. But it also evokes the courage needed just to make it in the equestrian world in general. The breadth of Courage is so impressive, spanning not only the eventing world but Thoroughbred racing, showjumping, and even high performance hunters. The heroine Jules is desperately attempting to keep her career as an eventer afloat, not lose the farm she shares with her boyfriend Pete, and to ensure their h ...more
Edel
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Disappointed in the latest addition to the series. Seemed very rushed and disjointed, a book in a series called "Eventing" really should have some eventing in it! Instead about 4 pages were dedicated to one event, the rest of book is pages and pages about weather and lack of money. The main character is insufferable, the relationship portrayed in the book is completely unhealthy and depressing and loose ends dont ever get explained. After all the character had her own property in book one, build ...more
Leah
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought all three of the Eventing series at once. I read them all in just about ten days. I loved them.

As a horse person, reading books that do not glamourize the horse life at all. Instead it puts on the table the down and dirty monotony of daily horse life, but keeps it interesting.

As a reader, the character of Jules keeps me reading. I hate her, I love her, I cheer when she succeeds, and I cheer when her attitude gets knecked down a couple of pegs!

I'm also very intrigued to see how the au
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Ellen Broadhurst
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jules is evolving as a character and it is delightful to watch! As a adult who has been riding all of her life, I generally find this genre of book not terribly engaging. Reinert has done a terrific job of making the eventing world come to life with characters who feel like real people. Real, pain in the ass kind of people, honestly, but that’s horse people for you.
Cheryl Chudleigh
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

This book was absolutely fantastic and I really look forward to reading the next book.
I think the suspense created in the story is a very good way of writing because it gets the reader thinking about what's going to happen next.
Overall this book was very good and recommend it to anyone who likes horses or suspense and adventure.
Caren
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I love the horse-side of the story and the descriptions are real life. But I’m just not finding the characters likable. They’re unnervingly real, and I prefer a little more fiction and happy. Still, I have to know how it ends, so I’m looking forward to finishing the series.
Gail G
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

I was glad to see Jules finally grow up. I love the horse training and the friendships developed. The book is very realistic about the horse experience and life’s ups and downs.
Sarah Frost
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the series, loved this book! Was such a enjoyable read. The crossover with Alex & Alexander was the best! Really hopeful for another Jules book :) ...more
Linda Houston
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining series

Enjoying this series. Author obviously knows horses as well as the central Florida horse scene. Looking forward to reading more by this author
Cynthia W
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, horses
Another winning entry by this author.
Becky Prunty
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best line ever..,

There was no perfume on earth so heady as the scent of a good saddle. Loved this book and keep looking forward to more.
Claire
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start this review by saying Courage is an amazing edition to the Eventing Series by Natalie Keller Reinert! The book perfectly portrays an equestrian's daily life and the sacrifices we make for our horses. I love how Natalie isn't afraid to make her books horsey! I would strongly recommend this series to anyone, they're just that good! ...more
Carmel Ann Sperti
Courageous human spirits

This was a most satisfying conclusion to the Eventing Series and speaks of the resilience of the human spirit. Reinert masterfully crosses over her Eventing and racing series by having the characters grow and bond by their intersection. So, maybe a new Ocala Equestrians series?
Good plots, good writing, good character development.
While some prissy parents might object to the narrative profanity, this is quote suitable for young Adults as well as geezers like myself. Good l
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Mara
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Courage is my favorite Natalie Keller Reinert book to date. Her characters are real, vibrant, and make you want to root for them on every page. As always, her depiction of the Florida horse world is colorful and authentic. It's everything a horse person could want in a horse book!
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Author of contemporary equestrian fiction and historical romance.

After twenty years of working with countless horses in half-a-dozen disciplines, Natalie Keller Reinert settled down to write about Thoroughbreds. From the short stirrup classes at dusty hunter/jumper shows in Florida to the inner dirt at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City, it's always been about the Thoroughbreds. Natalie lives in
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