A White Horse in the Winter by Franci McMahon ~ Book Review by Ameliah

A-White-Horse-in-the-Winter-CoverTitle: A White Horse in the Winter

Author: Franci McMahon

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/14/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Lesbian, Mystery


Montana rancher, Becky Miles (who decidedly drops the Becky part) is drawn into the snake pit of internalized homophobia when she travels to Vermont to find out if her gal, Jane Scott still loves her. Jane’s life is enmeshed by old guilt and compassion for Georgia, whose horse training business is tarnished by a tragic death in her barn. Miles has little patience for Georgia, a closeted lesbian who is desperate to pass among the upper crust of the horse show world. Neither Jane nor Miles has any idea, at first, just how desperate Georgia is to pass in the straight world.

My View:

Miles has flown to Vermont from her home in Montana to visit her girlfriend Jane. Miles finds herself suspicious of Jane’s friend Georgia who owns and runs a riding stable and trains riders. Miles can see that Georgia has designs on Jane and there is something else not quite right with the woman. Soon Miles and Jane find themselves caught up in a deadly pile of manure.

I wasn’t too sure what to think about the book when shortly in when Jane’s nude body is described. “The dark hair at her crotch suggested a wild animal lived there” The description of her breasts isn’t much better. The writing did improve and I started to enjoy the story in spite of figuring out some of the puzzle early on. However, there were some twists I didn’t see coming, some good some awful! I had become emotionally invested in these women only to have everything go really, really wrong. I felt shock, anger, more shock and then disappointment, betrayal and sadness. I guess while it was a good story premise I would rather not have read the book. That’s just my opinion.


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Amazon US
Amazon UK
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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