Author(s): Melinda Roth
Exhausted by her job as a political press secretary, Melinda Roth found the courage to escape. Her goal: a simpler life in rural Illinois. But then real life intervened. A fire at a neighbouring farm and a misinterpreted gesture of kindness transformed her into the reluctant caretaker of a homeless menagerie of animals. Roth writes vividly, movingly, and often humorously of the chaos that descended into her life. One of her new tenants was a wild mustang, horse broken but not bowed, his restless spirit propelling him to escape the fences and pens that enclosed him. Ultimately these two fiercely independent characters each provide the catalyst for the other's life-changing and life-affirming decisions. The Mustang is a captivating, emotional account that taps into readers' love of animals. An entertaining and delightful read, it is a cinematic, sometimes tense, but always beautiful story of the power of healing.
Melinda Roth is the author of The Man Who Talks to Dogs, and co-wrote the international bestseller From Baghdad with Love.