If Wishes Were Horses

  • by Robert Barclay
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this unforgettable novel of love, hope, and second chances, a grieving man's personal plan for redemption is suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down.
Wyatt Blaine desperately seeks a reason to continue. Devastated by the senseless deaths of his wife and son at the hands of a drunk driver, he remains unable to forgive and to love again. Searching for a sense of peace, he decides to revive his late wife's equine therapy program for troubled teens at the Blaine family ranch. By honoring her memory in this way, he hopes to find the sense of closure that has long eluded him.
But then Wyatt's pastor asks for the impossible—for Wyatt to meet with Gabby Powers, the widow of the man responsible for Wyatt's unbearable sorrow. Wyatt knows Gabby is not to blame for the tragedy, so when she begs him to accept her troubled teenage son, Trevor, into the program, he reluctantly agrees. With some help and guidance from Ram, Wyatt's irascible but lovable father, Wyatt does his best to accept Gabby and Trevor's unsettling presence at the ranch. Even so, Wyatt still feels that he is somehow betraying his late wife's memory rather than honoring it.
But to his great surprise, Wyatt also finds himself drawn to Gabby's warmth, tenderness, and surprising ability to soothe his troubled soul. Day after day, their mutual attraction becomes more intense, more impossible to ignore. But to heal completely, Wyatt and Gabby must first overcome the common tragedy that separates them and learn the true nature of forgiveness. Only by conquering these seeming impossibilitiescan their hearts become free to love each other.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

You won't want to get out of the car!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great story that really sucks you in! It's not very often I come across a book that I sit in my car to listen to even thought I'm where I wanted to go! Easy to listen too and not predictable whatsoever!

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- Shannon


I love horse books. This story sounded good in the synopsis, but it was dreadful. Listening to this book was so boring. The characters were not well developed nor was the story. The writer also knows nothing about horses and horsemanship. Don't waste your money or time on this one
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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio