Friday, January 3, 2014

Review of Wild Horses

Review of Wild Horses

(Sadie's Montana, Book One)

by Linda Byler

12052264

The Miller family’s move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch serving the ranch hands. 

Unexpectedly, Ezra appears, the man who seems to be perfect in every way and fully intends to marry Sadie. But does she love him back? And who is this fascinating Mark, who helps rescue a dying horse and shows up at the Amish hymn-sing though he is English? Why can’t she get his dark eyes and tall stature out of her mind? 

Now Sadie’s own close-knit family is falling apart. Mam claims her head is cluttered and unclear, and she no longer trusts herself to make a chocolate cake from scratch or to cut Reuben’s hair in a straight line. The worst part is that Dat refuses to acknowledge Mam’s struggles. 

Sadie finds some refuge in Nevaeh, a black and white paint horse. But when a dreadful accident involving wild horses occurs, Sadie must move forward into the unknown future. 

Will Dat let Mam seek professional help? Will Mam be willing to go? 

Will Mark be at the next hymn-sing? Is he Amish or English? Will he like her favorite pink dress? 

Will she see the wild horses again? Why do these phantom-like animals take her breath away every time they appear on the horizon? 
MY REVIEW:  More beautiful wild horses abound in Linda Byler's Wild Horses.  Linda is an Amish author and so her writing is much more true to the fact to me.   Sadie is thrown into a new world as the family moved from Ohio to Montana.   Change can be both difficult and exciting for all of us and Sadie is certainly discovering that.   Will young Sadie find love in the beautiful Montana?  Will her mother receive the proper medical intervention she needs so desperately?   
This series is written for young readers but is certainly very entertaining for adult readers as well.  This is a good clean book for young readers.    
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review.   

About the Author:
Amish do not take photographs according to their religious beliefs.  
Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. Growing up, Linda Byler loved to read and write. In fact, she still does. She is well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper. Linda and her husband, their children and grandchildren live in central Pennsylvania.

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