From the start I really enjoyed this story. It wasn't as much about the races or horses as I thought it would be which was a very pleasant surprise. I felt it was more about the relationships - between people, between horses, between the horses & people, and between the island itself and all those who inhabit it. I love the way she described things (events, thoughts, scenery). The romance between the characters built in such a way that was plausible and believable which is very commendable these days. I am looking forward to reading more by her!