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Wild Horses on the Salt

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A woman flees an abusive husband and finds hope in the wilds of the Arizona desert.

Rebecca Quinn escapes her controlling husband and, with nowhere else to go, hops the red-eye to Arizona. There, Gaby Strand - her aunt’s college roommate - gives her shelter at the Salt River Inn, a 1930’s guesthouse located in the wildly beautiful Tonto National Forest.

Becca struggles with
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Published June 14th 2020 by Liaison - A Next Chapter Imprint
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This book has so much to make it great. I love the wild horses part. The writing style and how slow moving the story was moving is what made it not totally for me. If you like slow moving books this one is for you. It is has a good plot and good characters. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Liaison - A Next Chapter Imprint) or author (Anne Montgomery) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. (*)
Amanda Deur
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
I found this book to be entertaining and frustrating at the same time. The author deals with one major social theme, domestic violence. It is not an easy theme to write about. It needs to be handled delicately. While the author was very respectful about it, it also lacked a lot of depth. The main character remains as flat as a coin personality wise throughout the book. We never get to feel what she feels, we don't get to experience her anxiety, sadness or hurt. I wish the author would've include ...more
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rebecca Quinn has been stuck in an abusive relationship with her husband, and she cannot handle it any longer. She dealt with abuse growing up with her parents, and so far the cycle is repeating and she wants out. With the help of her Aunt Ruthie she heads out west to a ranch in Arizona.

Rebecca is feeling this is the fresh start she needed. Animals which only give unconditional love and healing to us. New found friends who are only looking out for the good of her. The beauty of nature, and the w
Linda Greene
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Anne Montgomery’s novel, “Wild Horses on the Salt,” Becca’s father knocks her mother around. And true to the bewildering, seemingly hereditary disposition of abuse, grownup Becca’s husband knocks her around. Fearing for her life, Becca runs—she runs from New Jersey to Arizona, to Gaby’s remote and idyllic spread lying along the Salt River in the low desert on the fringe of the Tonto National Forest a half hour northeast of Phoenix.
A place to hide is Becca’s motivation. She is too beaten down
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
We meet Becca at the lowest point in her life. Her aunt has helped to secret her away from her abusive husband, and she's just coming to grips with the reality of it all. Enough was wasn't getting better, it wasn't going to get any better, and it was time to go. And go she went...but trouble not faced head on has a way of cropping up again when you least expect it...and just when Becca is starting to gain her footing once again in this magically healing place, the worst happens with ...more
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was very impressed with my first book by this author. I loved the subject of wild horses, and felt the domestic abuse was sensitively portrayed.
Rebecca Quinn is the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. The former artist was educated as a lawyer, which she hated, but was bullied into by her parents, who raised her in a house filled with physical and psychological abuse.
Her Aunt Ruthie helps her find refuge with old college roommate Gaby Strand, who owns The Salt River Inn, situ
Hannah Symonds
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Rebecca's story, after leaving a very traumatic time in her life, she escapes far away from a very bad relationship, she ends up in Arizona, where she meets a few new people including Noah and also some wild horses. Will her past catch up with her? will she finally be free from her past? I found it a really sad story, Rebecca has been through a lot and I wished for her to find peace and happiness. I liked the setting of this story and the small details really make a difference. I liked t ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful story of hope!

Emotional story that tells about violence made to women and survivors of PTSD. When I started reading 'Wild Horses On The Salt', written by this new-to-me author Anne Montgomery, I didn't know what to expect. Well, I am quite surprised by this emotional story of hope. The heroine Rebecca fled her abusing husband and took refuge at the Salt River Inn, located in The Tonto National Forest, where she is charmed by the Sonoran Desert. There she finds beauty in her surrounding
Julie - One Book More
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wild Horses on the Salt is a moving story about Becca, a victim of domestic violence, who leaves her husband and seeks refuge at The Salt River Inn, an inn run by a friend of Becca’s aunt. Physically and emotionally wounded, Becca is embraced by Gaby, the inn owner, and her partner Walt, a gifted metal artist and cook.

Gaby and Walt don’t know exactly what happened to Becca, but they offer support and respite. Gaby also meets and develops a friendship with Noah, a neighbor and friend to Gaby and
Bookish Jen
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
In Anne Montgomery’s novel Wild Horses on the Salt, Rebecca “Becca” Quinn knows her life will never get better unless she escapes her cruel and abusive husband.


Battered and bruised, her sense of self-worth in tatters, Becca leaves her life in New Jersey and flies out to Arizona. Waiting for Becca is Gaby, her aunt’s college roommate. Gaby gives Becca a place to hide and heal at the Salt River Inn.

Not only does Becca connect with Gaby, she also bonds with Gaby’s gentleman friend Wal
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
“I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet not of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.”

Rating: 📚📚📚📚

This book follows Rebecca Quinn as she journey’s her way through life, love, healing, and self-discovery.

Rebecca has just escaped a long marriage filled with violence. She has a history of abuse from her parents, which would explain why she waited so long before leaving her husband.

She fears for her life and enlists the help of h
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wild Horses on the Salt by Anne Montgomery is an intriguing novel, which takes place outside of Phoenix, Arizona. I was drawn to it for that reason and I enjoyed it partially for that reason. Becca has run away from home and come to Arizona at the behest of her aunt Ruthie who has been friends with Gaby for years. Gaby owns the Salt River Inn, a guest ranch and celebration venue outside of Phoenix on the Salt River. She lives there with her cook and significant other, Walt. Walt is a metal artis ...more
Erin  Koiso
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wild Horses On The Salt by Anne Montgomery. Rebecca “Becca” Quinn is an abused woman. When she flees for her life she takes refuge at The Salt River Inn, in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The Salt River Inn is l owned by Gabriella Strand, who was her Aunt Ruthie’s college roommate. When her Aunt found out how bad things had become she knew Becca would be safe with Gaby.

Becca had gone to college to be a lawyer, but that was something she ended up hating. She was an artist with a soul that was sta
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic page-turner

The story revolves around a young woman who flees an abusive relationship and finds hope in the wilds of the Arizona desert. The once aspiring artist meets Noah Tanner, a cattle rancher and beekeeper, Oscar Billingsley, a retired psychiatrist and avid birder, and a blacksmith named Walt. Thanks to her new friends and a small band of wild horses, Becca adjusts to life in the desert and rekindles her love of art.

Then, Becca’s husband tracks her down, forcing her to summon all
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
Wild Horses on the Salt has two main themes - domestic abuse and wild horses in Arizona. The author handled both subjects well and the result was a well written book with both the beauty of nature and the ultimate goodness of people.

Becca is a lawyer who hates her job and has always dreamed of being an artist. She is also married to an abusive man. She quit her job at her father's law firm because she got tired of making excuses for her bruises. As the novel begins, she has just arrived at a fri
Rosie Amber
3.5 stars

Wild Horses On The Salt is contemporary fiction which has several themes running through it. One is domestic violence and another is the plight of wild horses, especially those in Arizona.

Becca has run away from her violent husband and her life as a lawyer in New Jersey. She has come to the home of friends who run an inn in Arizona. Life in the desert is very different from where she was brought up and it gives Becca time to recover and to think about what she really wants in life.

Wild Horses on the Salt deals with two main issues: domestic abuse and the plight of wild horses in Arizona.

Becca, a lawyer who hates her job and has always dreamed of being an artist, is also married to an abusive man who belittles her and her art. She’s just been severely beaten, and her aunt takes pity on her and sends her off to a guest ranch in Arizona. Becca has PTSD and has trust issues and difficulty trusting or relying on others. At the ranch, she gradually opens up to the owners, Walt
Dec 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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Take a trip to the stunning Sonoran desert in Wild Horses on the Salt. Written by Anne Montgomery, this fast-paced story emphasizes Arizona's beauty with detailed writing and solid character development. Montgomery is obviously familiar with the great state of Arizona, writing effortlessly about the animals, plants and birds of the desert landscape. Readers will get to know Rebecca, a character who has lost herself in an abusive r
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book that stays with you long after you've finished reading.

I really enjoyed this book. Although it dealt with a very difficult subject, domestic violence, it was a beautiful novel. The main character, Becca, fled a violent marriage and wound up in the desert staying at an inn owned by a wonderful woman. Becca finds peace with Gaby and Walt, and friendship with Noah, a neighbor. This friendship grows into more as the book progresses.

A side story to Becca's tale is that of the animals who live
Pamela Scott
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

I’d never heard of the author before but the blurb made this book sound different than the stuff I usually read just when I wanted to read something different so I decided to give it a shot. This is very different than I was expecting. The book focuses on domestic violence and the impact of PTSDA caused by living in such an environment. The main character flees an abusive relationship and finds hope and the possibility of a new life in the Tonto National F
Sharon Grow
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca (Becca) Quinn is an abused woman, an attorney with the soul of an artist. Before her abusive husband can finally end her life, she escapes to Arizona. She is entranced by the beauty of the desert and slowly begins to heal, but she knows that she is still not safe. Noah Tanner, rancher and former hydrologist, knows that Becca is running from something or someone and offers her friendship. When danger arrives and both Noah and Becca are threatened, will they find the strength to survive? A ...more
Virginia Winfield
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the characters and the story that unfolds in this book. Becca needs a lot of care when she comes to this wonderful desert hideaway. I love the descriptions of the wild horses and the desert. I love how the story goes between why Becca came to this area and how the wild animals survive around so many humans taking over the area. I love how abuse is discussed in the story. I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it
The book follows the story of Rebecca. She was in a very bad relationship, full of abuse. She ran away and ended up in Arizona.

She meets new people, and start to very slowly rebuild her life. All she wished for is peace. But the past will catch up with her again, it will take all she got to escape, one final time.

The story of Rebecca is intertwined with the story of a wild horse, who escapes much like her and searches for a family.

I like the setting of the story, it's very beautiful. The pace o
Antoinette Dunn
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book! The issue of domestic violence was carefully told but I was glad to see Becca come out to the good in spite of everything
Also the plight of the wild horses was so interesting and sad at the same time. My first time reading this author and I was so happy to be in her world.
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Netgalley ♥️ A couple of suspects have shot three salt river horses. Becca has traveled a long way and is staying at a lodge.she still has bruises from her abusive husband. I liked the down to earth characters. I just got bored with some of the dialogue and descriptions.
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Anne Butler Montgomery has worked as a television sportscaster, newspaper and magazine writer, teacher, amateur baseball umpire, and high school football referee. Montgomery teaches journalism at South Mountain High School in Phoenix and is a foster mom to three sons. When she can, she indulges in her passions: rock collecting, football officiating, scuba diving, musical theater, and playing her g ...more

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