We all know Kate Lattey is unparalleled when it comes to juggling characters both human and equine, young and adult. The writers of Arrested Development would do well to employ her uncanny ability to pursue multiple plot lines, interactions across series and use her gift of dialogue to bring New Zealand and now Ireland to life. In Irish Luck, we get to see the lowest and the highest of the competition world. The added bonus is that this isn'tjust a story about the younger riders. It's a keenly written, beautiful study of two adults who have dreams, parental responsibilities and a drive to make the best life they possibly can. Mairead has fast become a favourite character and it's incredible to see her hold onto all that's good within herself while rising to meet the famous Deacon in a place where they can happily exist. In a world of fiction peppered with shallow, and at times farcical romances, this is a real, honest study of an adult relationship that rings true. Kate manages to explore these intricate characters while also introducing a young Dan and Keeley along with their four legged champions. Irish Luck is unforgettable, as beautifully balanced as Irish Shamrock over an Olympic fence and a must read for anyone wanting an immersive tale of love hard won. Thank you Kate Lattey for never once faltering in your stride.