Book Review: In Plain Sight by Anna Rashbrook

What ever has happened in the past is always subject to memories,interpretations. and reactions. A writer can take events and twist and change them to his own will. And this is what I am doing now using the past to create a new story that holds on to the turth as far as it can be recollected

Anna Rashbrook.

I think that one of the best accolades I can give to any book is to say that I looked forward to reading it every night when I would get into bed each night. I do most of my reading at night before going to sleep. In Plain Sight was one of those books. I looked forward to opening the book every night.

This book is the story of a young girl,Moira, who wants to make a life working with horses. But her Mother is intent on seeing her become a housewife married to a wealthy gentleman. But Moira is not easily swayed and she has her sights set on a racing stable near her home. She works there for a time mucking stalls and looking after the horses and she gets to know some of the jockeys. She also see one horse that they are preparing for the Grand National. Also she falls for one of the jockeys who is also smitten with her.

The book begins in December 1944 in England. Before Christmas of that year they recieve word that Moira’s brother Peter who is in the Royal Air Force is missing in action after a bombing raid .

At the end of the war Moira has finished school and passed her final exams. She was not a big fan of school and so she is happy and relieved. She has a pony called Amber and she rides out with her through the countyside and often encouters the racing jockeys exercising and training the steeplechase horses.

About three-quarters of the way through this book there is an unexpected change of scene. But it is a happy one. So I read on eagerly.

I would recommend In Plain Sight. However Do Not Read The Epilogue until you have finished the book!! I am serious about this. I didnt and so I followed along happily as the story unfolded. But the epiligue contains information that will spoil the main story so you have been warned!



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6 responses to “Book Review: In Plain Sight by Anna Rashbrook”

  1. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Thanks for the anti-spoiler

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  2. Michele Lee Avatar

    Thanks for the recommendation and head’s up about the spoiler alert. I am with you – best to let the story unfold. I read at night too and if I don’t look forward to the story, I move on to the next. 📚 Life is too short to waste time on a book that doesn’t hold your attention!

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  3. Neal Saye Avatar

    Thanks, Anne. I’ll add it to my list.

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  4. Lavinia Ross Avatar

    Thank you for posting the book review, Anne. I was not familiar with either the book or the author. Rashbrook herself sounds like a very interesting person and has written quite a few books.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I have previously read and reviewed her Christmas Canter which is a short story collection and a good read.

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