Throwback Thursday: The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by Renee @ It’s Book Talk. This meme is an awesome way to share old favorites that were published over a year ago or even books that you’re finally reading after much time has passed. I have plenty of those to share! If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board. Please link back to her by using the link above.

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Today’s Throwback:

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans


From Goodreads:

He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift is to meet his greatest challenge.

My thoughts on this book:

Grace was riding her horse Pilgrim in the snow which resulted in an accident–a horrible accident that cost someone their life. Both Grace and her horse are physically and mentally damaged from the accident and it will take some time for both to heal. Her mother, Annie, finds a man by the name of Tom Booker who begins working with Grace and Pilgrim. As time moves on, he and Grace’s mom, Annie, find an attraction for one another. The problem is that Annie is still married to Grace’s dad and they are having problems of their own. The accident with Pilgrim has now put even more strain on their relationships.

This is one of my favorite books by Nicholas Evans. It’s written beautifully with a gripping plot I fell in love with from the very first page. I loved the setting in Montana and nearly everything about it. There were a few characters that I didn’t particularly care for, but it was still good. After watching the movie, I’d highly recommend the book most.


Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Hardcover: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385315236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385315234

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Check out these blogs for other Throwback Thursdays!

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Nickimags at The Secret Library Book Blog

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Lynne at Fictionophile

Annie at The Misstery

Cathy at Between the Lines

Amy at Novel Gossip

Diana at A Haven for Booklovers

Laurie at Cozy Nook Books

Ann Marie at LItWitWineDine

Laura at Snazzy Books

Nina at The Cozy Pages

Virginia at Rose Point Publishing

Lorilyn at Bug Bug Books

Thanks for checking out today’s Throwback Thursday. Do you have some throwbacks to share? Please feel free to comment below with thoughts or suggestions.

❤ Mischenko

23 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

  1. I also enjoyed the book way more than the movie 😀 As a person who owns horses I gobbled up any book with a hint of a horse in it. This was one of them, then the movie came out. Of course I had to skip the whole beginning when Pilgrim got injured… What a wonderful pick!!

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    1. I’m so glad you loved it too! I enjoyed the movie as well, but yes those parts were hard.

      How lucky you are! We used to own horses and I miss them dearly. Maybe in the future we can have a few again. They are such wonderful creatures. Thanks for your comment! ❤


  2. Great #ThrowbackThursday entry! I always loved this as well. Recently got started binge watching Heartland out of Canada, horses being the main subject. So love the beauty and grace of those steeds. I could watch them all day–oh, oops. That’s the problem! 😂

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  3. I never read the book, but I loved the movie. You’ve inspired me to consider reading the novel!!! We are accustomed to thinking about the trauma humans must overcome after an accident, but sometimes forget that animals suffer in silence. We have to really listen to hear what they are telling us in order to help them through!!! Love this story for reminding us of that!!!

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    1. Julia, I think you’d like it! I was one of those who watched the movie first and then read the book.

      I agree! It’s difficult as they can’t express their feelings as easily as we can. You’ll have to let me know your thoughts if you try this one. 💜


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