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Jules the riding instructor. It’s not exactly what she expected out of her career, but things are going fine, and it’s better than living in a horse trailer, right? Most of the time, sure. But the cracks begin to show as the eventing season winds up and summer sets in across Florida.

Pete’s new horse has an overbearing owner who is pressuring him into pushing the horse too fast. Dynamo suddenly seems to be showing his age on the cross-country course. And how on Earth is Jules supposed to manage a barn, a dozen kids, and her own competition schedule? She’ll need some help from old friends - and maybe some old enemies, too - but Jules is going to keep moving forward, no matter what.

From the pine plantations of north Florida to the skyscraper shadows of the Central Park Horse Show, Forward is all about chasing dreams, wherever they may lead.

©2019 Natalie Keller Reinert (P)2021 Natalie Keller Reinert

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10/10 Delightful story and WONDERFUL narration

I just want to say I loved this book. The characters are so dynamic and the writer is so talented at creating the atmosphere. As a native North Floridian it also was a special feeling knowing all the places mentioned! Naomi Rose-Mock did such a wonderful job on this book!!!!!!! I stayed so interested in her narration style and capabilities to make these characters feel like real people. Rose-Mock delivered on the mental images this narration. This one especially since I am so familiar with the areas the plot takes place I sure was able to mentally see the story in my head. It was like a Movie!!). Thoroughly enjoyed this book and would give it 1,000 5/5 ratings if I could.

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Everything I could have hoped for!!!

When I saw this was on audible I snatched it up immediately and it was everything I wanted for this pair! It broke my hearts and put it back together and made me remember why I love horses so much and why I love these characters so much. Beautifully written and narrated. Cant wait to read/listen to the next one!!!

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Great story

I love the series so much. But I miss the old narrator. She had Jules voice down but this narrator isn’t too bad either but I just miss the old one

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Still thrilled by eventing because of this story!

I really enjoyed living vicariously through the exciting characters in this series. Based on the ending of this edition, it's clear there will be another book, and I'm so glad it's continuing! I'm a bit too old to start eventing, but through this, I can gallop and jump and compete to my heart's desire. Thank you so much for this escape into a world I'd never be able to enter otherwise. Please keep producing this kind of content, and I'll keep buying it!

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"Fantastic next book, unfortunate narration change"

This story continues well within the series providing a series of events that makes it hard to pause.
The new narrator was not an ideal choice in my opinion. While her tone was similar to the previous narrator, her underlying accent (Australian? New Zeland?) was poorly placed in a South Florida atmosphere.
As with any narration change the general view will be negative, but couldn't there have been a selection with an actor that didn't carry a foreign accent? This made little to no sense.

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Great book for Horse Lovers!

Really enjoyed this audiobook! Horses are a huge part of my life so I could truly relate to the story. This was the first book in the series that I read and it didn't impact my ability to follow the storyline. I plan to go back and read the rest of the series. Naomi Rose-Mock is a phenomenal narrator - her voice is perfect for this book! Highly recommend this book.

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Another great book in the series!

Natalie Keller Reinert delivered another great book. I bought the ebook and devoured it in a couple of days but I love listening to audiobooks, so I bought the audiobook as well. Naomi Rose-Mock did a great job with the narration and the book was delightful to listen to as well. I just love this series!

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Loved it!

Hoping there will be another book in the series. Loved all 5 of them. Can't wait to see what Jules is up to next.

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Great continuation

I love the eventing series and it makes a better drive to and from the barn. I love how much Jules has grown.
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Natalie Keller Reinert is the real deal!

I am horse vet with 37 years' experience with show horses. This author talks the talk ,and her characters walk the walk. I am blown away with her descriptions and assessments of "stable life." She knows horses and she knows young riders. I am excited to have found this audiobook, not just for me, but for my clients who love the show world and especially eventing. Oh, and a bit of romantic drama didn't hurt the overall plot either...
The narrator was the perfect fit for the production. Her cool voice, with the air of authority, was great. I have already looked her up and found other books she has narrated and I will be looking at those, as well as more books from the author.
Thanks for a great way to spend time riding, driving and mowing my paddocks. If you love horses and the dramas of the show world look at her other books.