False Gods

They say there s no harm in trying Or is there Cory Iverson has her sights set on riding in the prestigious Washington International Horse Show a tall order for even the most experienced competitors Problem is, she doesn t even own a horse But there s an even bigger problem she s a quitter Not a casual quitter, but a hard core, serial, when the going gets tough quittThey say there s no harm in trying Or is there Cory Iverson has her sights set on riding in the prestigious Washington International Horse Show a tall order for even the most experienced competitors Problem is, she doesn t even own a horse But there s an even bigger problem she s a quitter Not a casual quitter, but a hard core, serial, when the going gets tough quitter This all starts to change, however, when the opportunity arises to rescue the perfect horse from slaughter and work with an experienced trainer who has the means to get her there If she stays the course But Cory discovers the road to qualifying for Washington is littered with roadblocks when she finds herself surrounded by problems outside her control prescription painkillers appear in her mother s purse her ballerina sister wastes away before her eyes her boyfriend is keeping secrets from her and her normally opinionated trainer becomes strangely evasive Worst of all, the horse show world proves to be full of dangers, including an unscrupulous trainer headed for the same show who will stop at nothing to win, including killing Unless Cory quits.
False Gods They say there s no harm in trying Or is there Cory Iverson has her sights set on riding in the prestigious Washington International Horse Show a tall order for even the most experienced competitors P

  • Title: False Gods
  • Author: L.R. Trovillion
  • ISBN: 9780990899501
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “False Gods”

    1. I received the book through the Giveaway.I loved the book from the very first page, and found that i could associate with not only the protagonist, Cory, but with other characters in the story as well. False Gods follows the story of 16 year old Cory who has to move from Massachusetts with her mother Roni and sister Jessica when her parents split up. She finds it hard to adjust, encountering bullies, mean teachers, a pill-popping mother (and her pedophile boyfriend), a father who is more intere [...]

    2. Who is the god you worship?This is a superbly thought-out and well-crafted novel. While there are many good, literate equestrian novelists around, Trovillion is head and shoulders above them. Her mature and healtjy philosophy, wrapped in a strong plot with well-developed characters is a great read, and not just for adolescents. The real-life questions ate pertinent to anyone who listens to discern his or her true calling and sift through the deep and petty desires of life. I look forward to the [...]

    3. Knowledgeable about horsesThe book was geared to teenagers at first but became enjoyable for adults. Riding sequences were realistic. I could tell it’s been many a year since I attended high school, a lot was different, but a lot was the same too. All in all an enjoyable read

    4. This was very good. Apart from a few editing issues it is well written, with good believable characters.The sequences in the show ring were so descriptive I felt as though I was riding over jumps again; excellent.A great story and one I can wholeheartedly recommend.

    5. I must admit I am very glad I was given the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, because I would very likely not choose the book to read by myself and I would regret it if I knew.Story from a riding background pictures life of a teenager named Cory and her family and friends. Cory is just an ordinary girl that moved from Massachusetts into a new environment together with her mother and sister Jess. Dad left them and found a new spouse, not showing any interest in the former family [...]

    6. False Gods by L.R. Trovillion tells the story of Cory Iverson, a teenage girl afraid to fail. Her solution to avoiding failure is to avoid trying, running away at the first sign things are going wrong. She doesn’t have the most supportive home, her divorced mother sleeps with creeps and is addicted to prescription meds. Her sister is extremely focused on becoming a dancer, to the point of starving herself to have the right body.In spite of Cory’s fear, she does try things and even takes thin [...]

    7. Basically a solid premise for a novel, fell short on the editing. The general notion of a teen overcoming a propensity to "quit" is a great idea. The characters in the story were in generally believable, if a touch formulaic, but the major plot turning points were too unrealistic to hold my attention as an adult reader. Finding a super bred horse at auction? It happens, but turning said horse into what was variously described as an Open Jumper, a Children's Jumper or Grand Prix horse (three dist [...]

    8. Masterfully written coming-of-age mystery who's main character,Cory,finds herself & her confidence (which is sorely lacking) through solving a mystery while working with horses. This book is also part social commentary that addressing some of the issues that teens face today. Trovillion weaves these in beautifully, without distracting from the central plot. The title "False Gods" alludes to the people that *seem* to have life figured out and are successful; but as Cory learns, this is often [...]

    9. The action never stops in L.R. Trovillion’s “False Gods.” Just when a reader thinks teenage Cory overcomes a significant obstacle, another stands in her way. Dad left Mom; Mom moves to a new place; Cory must adjust; and nothing makes it easy. “False Gods” is the story of a self-admitted quitter who grows with each new challenge. Cory suffers setbacks, but readers can enjoy watching her strengthen from each mistake. Trovillion creates memorable and believable characters and leaves enoug [...]

    10. This was a fantastic book and I highly recommend it. I'll admit that I wasn't sure I'd like it before I started reading it because I'm not that big of a fan of horses. However, I was invested in the main character, Cory's, story from the first page and couldn't put it down. The author introduced me to a world I'm not familiar with and I found myself totally entranced by the world of horse showing! There was so much more to the story than horses though. Because of Cory's low self confidence and h [...]

    11. I received False Gods through Good Reads First read Giveaway and found it an easy read and inspiring book. I am from a rural back ground a and the story line appealed so was delighted to be a chosen winner of this book. It has good themes throughout the novel portraying hardship, loss ,illness ,friendship, desire and forgiveness. The inclusion of Cory's diary entries written in italics was a nice touch. I love cover design and the print in the book was of good size which made it an easy read.The [...]

    12. This was a great read with a good message and a healthy dose of horses - all things that make my spurs jingle upon finishing a read! Reaching the middle of L.R. Trovillion's False Gods was like reaching the center of a Tootsie Pop - sweet and you don't want it to end - because the leading lady's journey is a genuine one. This was a lovely story of adolescent awakening both in and out of the saddle! Highly recommend.

    13. Cory Iverson finds it easy to quit many things. If something gets too hard, or it’s obvious that others are better at something than her, or find it easier, it is just as easy for her to walk out the door and stop trying more at equus-blog/false-gods-by-l

    14. We are proud to announce that FALSE GODS by L.R. Trovillion is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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