Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Nikola Reviews Bred To Win By William Kinsolving Rating: A State of Shock All The Way Through

Before completing this six hundred page book you would think this book is about Annie a young woman who comes from nothing unexpectedly has a chance encounter that changes her life forever.  Taking her from the bottom of a poverty stricken social class to the top tier of social status on two continents.  From the first page of this book you begin to cheer for Annie after she decides on a whim to escape a life and a family that has done nothing but abuse and suffocate her. Annie travels to New York in an act of desperation with nothing but a dream and chance encounter that opens doors to a new world unknown or privy to people of her class or social status.

However, after completing this book and being in awe of the brilliance of the author who wrote it.  I discovered this story is much greater than Annie's or characters like Sam, who is a trust fund married social elite who professes to love Annie but somehow falls short at every expectation. Winnie who I would like to call Mr. Darcy (from Pride and Prejudice if anyone has seen it) who lifts every burden that Annie ever had off her shoulders with one offer. Frank Carney a complicated man that lives in self defeat yet offers a special gift to Annie not many posses, Speed Oliver who takes a back seat in the first half of the book but later his life challenges bloom and makes readers ride with him to victory. Helena who much like her mother Annie has a surprise special encounter that all of us will have (the readers and  the characters I mentioned) that offers hope, a second chance, to win in life and on the track. Each of these characters will take readers on an emotional roller coaster that will make it hard to put the book down and be sad when it ends. When the reader thinks they have this book and the characters figured out, it will surprise you and leave you with conflicted feelings of anticipation.

Readers will think they've figured out why this book is called Bred to Win, as you take a journey with Annie through the trials, setbacks, triumphs, corruption, heartbreak, and the ridiculous drama of  the very low and high society of thoroughbred racing. 

Readers will root for Annie as she fights for respect amongst New York's high society and the unwelcoming world of royal and elite thoroughbred owners and their long linage line of select horses.

At this point in Annie's journey readers will again think they have it all figured out but Kinsolving saves the best for last.

Readers will learn only with one character who I have deliberately not mentioned and at the completion of this story readers will understand fully why this book is Titled, Bred to Win. 

 I will tell readers this- when you are introduced to this deliberately unmentioned, unexpected character, you will begin to recognize that the life of this character parallels with Annie's because she comes from nothing,has always been underestimated, and disregarded until heart and passion crosses the finish line first.

This book should definitely be turned into a movie, however, I think one special character deserves the honor of his own book.

Reviewers Hint: What flows through our body gives us life and determines our direction.

Review Written By Nikola Naylor-Warren
Email Request for Book or Movie Reviews
Send E-Ticket for Viewings to Call or Text (724)213-0063

No comments:

Post a Comment

If Your Children Are Fans of Build A Bear, Then Here's A Bedtime Story To Read To Them For Free As a Kindle Subscriber

 NikolaReviews recommends a book I published a called  What Happened to Junior? A Child and Bear Memoir available on Kindle and For Book Ord...