Start reading White Horizon on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
White Horizon
 
 

White Horizon [Kindle Edition]

Jan Ruth , John Hudspith , J.D.Smith Design
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.51
Kindle Price: £1.79 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.72 (76%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £1.79  
Paperback £5.69  
Kindle Summer Sale: Over 500 Books from £0.99
Have you seen the Kindle Summer Sale yet? Browse selected books from popular authors and debut novelists, including new releases and bestsellers. Learn more

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Description

Product Description

A dramatic story of forgiveness, family and friendship; set in the Welsh Mountains of Snowdonia. 
Three couples in crisis, multiple friendships under pressure. On-off-on lovers Daniel and Tina return to their childhood town near Snowdonia. After twenty-five years together, they marry in typically chaotic fashion, witnessed by old friends, Victoria and Linda who become entangled in the drama, their own lives changing beyond recognition. However, as all their marriages begin to splinter, and damaged Victoria begins an affair with Daniel, the secret illness that Tina has been hiding emerges. Victoria's crazed and violent ex-husband attempts to kill Daniel and nearly succeeds, in a fire that devastates the community. On the eve of their first wedding anniversary, Tina returns to face her husband, but is it to say goodbye forever, or to stay?  
Awesome Indies: E.Jasper: 'I reviewed this book for the Awesome Indies website, where only the best Indie books with the highest quality of writing and production are accepted.'
awoman'swisdom.wordpress: ' There are a lot of emotions in this book; lives are entangled and decisions made which threaten the happiness of all. The heroine for me was Tina who showed them all what true love really is. This book is filled with characters who shine and slot in to place beautifully and it has an absorbing plot.'
Jaffareadstoo (top 500 Amazon reviewer) 'What I loved most about the story is the way in which the author gets right into the heart and soul of what makes people tick. If you like well constructed stories within a contemporary setting, then I am sure you will love this author's work as much as I do.'
Other titles by Jan Ruth: Wild Water, Dark Water, Silver Rain, Midnight Sky & two collections of short stories.
*Please note: these books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

About the Author

Jan Ruth lives in North Wales (UK) and her books feature the rugged Welsh landscape and more often than not, her love of dogs and horses. Although she writes serious love stories with strong characterisation, she also captures the humour of modern everyday life and the endless complications of relationships.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 495 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Celtic Connections.; 2nd edition (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088WO0VM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #259,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

About Jan Ruth:

Jan lives in North Wales (UK) and her books feature the rugged Welsh landscape and more often than not, her love of dogs and horses. Although she writes serious love stories with strong characterisation, she also captures the humour of modern everyday life and the endless complications of relationships.
Jan's style has been described as falling between two genres-not light enough for romance but not literature either-it sits somewhere between the two.

Please note: these books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.


 













What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read, wonderful 19 Nov 2013
By DizzyC
Format:Kindle Edition
The opening chapter of this novel sets a romantic scene in Wales as Daniel and Tina, childhood sweethearts are set to marry. The reader is introduced to long term friends, Linda and Victoria, and the couple's children. The wedding is happening just as Daniel is about to open a hotel using an surprise inheritance. Will this finally unite and settle the couple after 25 years together?

Linda is seeing changes in her own relationship as she and her husband sift through the remains of their marriage. Can they salvage anything?

Victoria is in a violent relationship and when it is finally uncovered Victoria takes the bold step of trying to rebuild her life on her own.

As Victoria sets up her own catering business with the help of Daniel the pair become very close and an affair begins.

The novel takes place over a year in the life of these main characters and right from the outset I really cared for these characters, even when I was really not sure of some of the choices they made.

Oh my goodness, this novel, was gritty, gripping and a real page turner. I really enjoyed the author's writing style and ability to draw me right into these relationships. I shall be reading more of Jan Ruth's novels.

One of my Top reads for this year!

5 out of 5 for me

Review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story.. 17 May 2014
By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The story opens with a wedding but as the possibilities of love and happy ever afters start to falter, three couples are faced with the realities of life in more ways than one. Tina, Daniel, Linda and Victoria are old friends, but time has changed the focus of their lives until one fateful year when their stories collide and coalesce and life for all of them will never be the same again.

Set against the majestic background of Snowdonia, the skilful absorption of the beautiful Welsh countryside into the narrative sits comfortably alongside the close examination of personal relationships. What I loved most about the story is the way in which the author gets right into the heart and soul of what makes people tick. Totally unpretentious, these characters could be people you went to school with and the situations they find themselves in are done in such a considerate way, that I genuinely began to care what happened to them all.

This story grabbed my attention from the very beginning and held me in its grip until I had read on, in the space of a couple of afternoons, to its timely conclusion.

If you like well constructed stories within a contemporary setting, then I am sure you will love this author’s work as much as I do.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary literature with a difference. 12 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A contemporary novel with a difference. Where most romance books end with a marriage, this one begins with one and follows the chaotic couple to the brink of disaster. It is not escapism, this book deals with life, friendship, jealousy, hatred and celebrates selfless love. Every line of the narrative is believable, grounded in reality and totally convincing. I've read all Jan Ruth's novels now (looking forward to the next one) but the depth of character, the wonderful Welsh backdrop makes this one my favourite.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears of joy and heartache. Loved it. 10 Jun 2012
By Leri
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wow. Just finished. I've laughed and cried, and cried a bit more, happy tears and sad ones. Daniel is amazing. Ms Ruth's best hero yet? Wow, yes, he warrants another wow. Strong and capable, warm hearted and sensitive. Loving and sexy. Looking for Mr Perfect, here he is. Human though, and susceptible to hurt and confusion just like the rest of us. Daniel is the main character, but the other characters are vivid and captivating too. Victoria is stunning, been through hell and turning her life around. Linda is lovely, and her friendship and background story is lovely. My favourite character after Daniel is Tina, scared now to give too much away. Every single character has their place though and by the end of the book, the majority of them have also found there way into your heart, with a couple of notable exceptions!

Fabulous! I loved it. So worth the wait, I have read and loved both previous books so was waiting for this one, the authors third book. I live in the area, and have wedding photos taken at the lake featured, which makes the setting particularly special and attractive to me. Others that don't know the area though will surely be drawn in, and maybe visit. It really is this lovely round here :-)
So, now begins the wait for the next one. . . .
(I may read this again though)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 5 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Beautiful descriptions, fantastic characters and a believable plot that holds your attention from page one to the end. This book kept me reading until I had finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the relationships between all of the main characters. Definately recommended reading for those who like a romance that isn't overly slushy.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read 8 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I couldn't put this down. It is a real page turner. I love Jan Ruth's books as they are gritty and real and she knows how to write. The characters are so real that you can't help thinking about how they are going to end up after all the heartache. The realism and family dramas are so believable that the reader can't help but be drawn into their lives. The backgrounds and settings are all described with accuracy and the friendships which are challenged between the pages of this story are recognisable to the reader as someone, somewhere, that you've known yourself.

I'm going to download the next one now and look forward to another great read. Thoroughly recommended and deserves the five stars!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tangled lives
I was drawn to this book by the beautiful front cover and was so glad I’d chosen it. The main characters for me were Daniel, Tina, Victoria and Linda and this book tells the story... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Georgia Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Jan Ruth novel so far!
Six friends who have known each other for a long time, but no longer know each other well, are the heroes and heroines of this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HelenC
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read
Here is another superb read from Jan Ruth set in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. 3 couples who's lives are all in crisis one way or another. Read more
Published 2 months ago by P M Millward
4.0 out of 5 stars Eventually a good read
This book did not get five stars because at the beginning I found it quite difficult to get a grip on all the characters and the story line. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sdk
5.0 out of 5 stars White Horizon
Brilliant book, again characters from different walks of life, their lives tangled together. Captivating!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. D. K. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner from Jan Ruth
I've read a few books lately that I haven't really got on with so I needed a sure fire hit. Having read two of Jan Ruth's books already, I thought this would be a safe bet. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shani
5.0 out of 5 stars Accomplished storytelling
‘White Horizon’, one in a series of novels by Jan Ruth set in Snowdonia, is an expertly observed portrait of life in North Wales. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Seb Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars Knotty problems
White Horizon is another brilliant book by Jan Ruth, peopled with a host of 3 dimensional and totally believable characters. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SuzM
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
The scene is set by the lovely Victoria who has an abusive husband Max. I felt a lot of compassion for her in the beginning but then as the book went on my feelings towards this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bodicia
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

One year in the life of Daniel and his complicated business, love life and family. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Sally P. Stackhouse
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category