Chasing Horses Book Summary and Study Guide

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Romantic comedy/suspense:Ricki England, recently divorced from her husband, finds a support group for women in problematic relationships which soon becomes an activist group, Women Aware and Responsive (WAR), demanding any unfair act they deem against women and/or minorities be set right. Evolving from this group is a smaller, core group of three consisting of Ricki and her two closest friends which becomes a self-proclaimed vigilante group that steps in when WAR cannot accomplish what it has passively set out to do.
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Ricki begins a relationship with a homicide detective who is investigating a murder to which she may have been a witness while continuing a relationship with her ex-husband, with whom she is still in love. Although Ricki tries to stay in the background with WAR due to the fact that her ex-husband is running for political office, through a demonstration against a men's club, she becomes the reluctant spokesperson for the group and subsequently in the forefront with each issue which WAR addresses. She also constantly finds herself drawn in to the hilarious escapades of the three-member vigilante group who deal with various situations involving both men and women, trying to right what they perceive as wrong after WAR cannot achieve that goal.

In seeking her goal to live life to its fullest and to experience all that she can, Ricki finds herself in predicament after predicament until she comes to the conclusion that all she is doing is chasing her problems instead of confronting them. After much soul-searching, as well as having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy and then being kidnapped by the man who committed the murder she witnessed, Ricki finally realizes who she is and what she wants from life.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding    -   midlife crisis If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   student Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   guilty


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

Writing Style

What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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