17 Apr 2014

Review: “Riding Through It: A Memoir” by Carol McKibben

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“Riding Through it: A Memoir” by Carol McKibben is a moving, captivating and impressive memoir. It tells the story of a woman who experienced violence and conflict more than love and affection from a very early age onwards. Her family and her experiences with the other sex form the basis for an unhappy life until the author learns how to transform her life and turn it around.
It is inspiring to read this raw and honest account of a tragic life and see how concepts, such as positive manifestation and projection, manage to change the woman’s perspective and perception of her life and enable her to come out at the other end happy and sane.
McKibben does an excellent job at portraying the naivety of her younger self with a voice that shows the magnitude of her hurt and pain but she does not stop to lick her wound to get our sympathy. She keeps going to the next chapter in her life, ‘riding through it’ until the moment of redemption, salvation and resolve.
To me it is this accomplished balance and hitting just the right tone that makes this book so distinct from lesser books in the genre.
Highly recommended.

Watch out for my interview with Carol over the Easter Weekend!

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About this author 
Carol McKibben was a magazine publisher for more than 20 years. She began a new career in freelance writing and editing in 2007. As well as editing other authors’ works to realize their dreams, she has completed Luke’s Tale and published a memoir, Riding Through It. 

Carol currently writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Often telling her stories to Labradoodles, Basset Hounds and any stray that happens by, it wasn’t long before people stopped to have a listen as well. Now Carol writes for people and speaks to large audiences, dogs included. 

Watch Our for my upcoming Interview with Carol 


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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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2 Responses to “Review: “Riding Through It: A Memoir” by Carol McKibben”

  1. Paulette Mahurin says:

    Sounds like an interesting read. Love the cover and photo of her with her horse.

  2. Author Interview: Carol McKibben says:

    […] Riding Through It  – an inspiring memoir […]


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