Catherine Ryan Hyde Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 25 published and forthcoming books, including the bestselling When I found You, Pay It Forward, Don't Let Me Go, and Take Me With You.


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The Language of Hoofbeats

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The Language of Hoofbeats was released worldwide on December 2nd, 2014 by Lake Union (Amazon Publishing).

Here's what the publisher has to say:

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family.

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse. When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together—far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they’ve made and the scars they carry.

Plumbing the depths of regret and forgiveness, The Language of Hoofbeats explores the strange alchemy that transforms a group of people into a family.

"Hoofbeats" just got a terrific review! Library Journal says, "Hyde's new novel is a "stay up all night, can't put it down" read. ... Readers will be pulled into Hyde's exquisitely written story with characters so sharp you'll feel like you know them personally. VERDICT Read this book, pay it forward, then pass it on!" —Beth Gibbs, Davidson, NC