Customer Reviews for

Falling for Eli: How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse

Average Rating 5
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted April 19, 2013

    I was provided this book for an honest review. I was thrilled

    I was provided this book for an honest review. I was thrilled to death to get it. I just love horse books and stories, especially true ones. Being a horse owner myself, I can relate to many of the issues and triumphs of owning and keeping horses.
    In this book, Nancy shows her issues of not fitting into societal norms for women her age. It shows her struggles and trials to find her place in life. She already had a great husband and a fantastic job, but according to societal conventions, she was missing something to make her life complete. She bought into this for awhile, and struggled to find her place in life that society thought she should have. As she struggles to feel like she belongs, you get to know her and feel her pain. She is brutally honest about all the feelings she has pertaining to this situation.
    Bless her husband’s heart; because just when you think she is going to throw in the towel and end up somewhere major depressed or has some kind of break down, he suggests she look into horses. I bet he didn’t have any idea what kind of impact this was gong to have on her when he did it. He was just looking to give her some kind of relief from her suffering. What a great guy!
    Now enters Eli. Little did Nancy know that this bundle of trouble would be the one thing to make her feel whole? Eli came with his own baggage and issues. These were the very things that helped Nancy and Eli bond. Working through all of them really helped them get to know each other on a very personal level.
    Horses are a huge responsibility and very difficult to take care of on a normal day. Eli came with previous injuries and tendencies towards future injuries. It is hard to imagine, but as big and magnificent as horses are they are prone to many health problems and injuries. Nancy had it right with her little quote “But for a nail…” Even something that small can cause life threatening injuries.
    As Nancy and Eli traveled their road to harmony together, Nancy learned many of the serious issues involved in owning a horse. She bravely took them all on and as she gained more confidence took more control of Eli’s actual care.
    I love the way Nancy was so honest about her feelings throughout the book. Many people who own horses will not own up to the fears that she did. She also took it on the chin when she was dumped by her own horse and didn’t have any problems expressing her anxious thoughts the next time she went to ride.
    Nancy has spun a wonderful tale of self doubt, redemption and unconditional love leading to recovery and self esteem. Of course Eli was a major part of this story without his help, Nancy could not have learned all that she did about owning her own horse. Eli and Nancy were meant to be together and their story was meant to be shared. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.
    I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Servaljump

    "Thank you velvetstar. I wanted to talk to you for a moment" she added

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    I love hourses!!!!!!

    I have never read it but it sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Excellent book!

    Having horses and no children of my own I could completely comprehend the profound frustration and heartbreak the author hadgone through. Loved it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Whitefoot to Servaljump

    "Hey Servaljump, there's a prophecy in the 1st result that I think you should see. It's by a cat named Stardust or something, I forgot." ~Whitefoot

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Stormkit

    Feels a bit better and sneaks out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Kits

    The ashy tom kit walks in, looking around excitedly. "Wow!" He breathes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    The Medicane Cat Den

    A small cave is etched in the walls of HorseClan camp. Inside, there is lots of room for a skilled medicine cat and their patients. Small cracks in the walls are perfect to store herbs and moss in. A small trickle of water drips down from a hole in the wall, forming a pool of water that sick cats can easily reach. Hopefully, every cat that enters this den will come out again well. Welcome to the Medicane Cat Den!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 4, 2012

    This is one of those rare books you don't want to end. Half-way

    This is one of those rare books you don't want to end. Half-way through, I began reading it really s-l-o-w-l-y so it would last longer.

    Beautifully written and beautifully told, FALLING FOR ELI grabbed me from the very first page and didn't let go until the last. In fact, it still hasn't let go and I finished reading it three days ago. It's the sort of book that stays with you long after the last page is turned.

    Nancy Shulins is a talented journalist who really knows how to paint big pictures with just the right words. She made me cry, she made me laugh; at once point, she reduced me to helpless giggles. And, having just met her, she's as charming and funny in person as she is on the page of her fabulous new book. I can't wait for her to write another one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 3, 2012

    Extremely High Recommended!!!!

    This is without a doubt one of the best books I have read in a very long time. An easy read for anyone! Im a horse lover and struggle some with the fundamentals with a 2 year old TWH my sister and I own together as I have been bucked from another horse in the past that has haunted me. This author explained so many things she went through that I go through at times. Hats off to you Nancy and especially to Eli!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Totally!

    I agree with the two people below me! I just bought a new OTTB and this i could relate to a lot! Great read and i think it should totally win some sort of an award!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1