Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5 star Review of "A Horse for Kate"

Review of A Horse for Kate

by Miralee Ferrell

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A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad ... and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

MY REVIEW:  I taught 6th grade Language Arts for 7 years and I love reading YA (Young Adult) fiction.  This is a lovely, fun read for adults and young adults.   Kate has a true passion for horses and after moving far from her friends, she wants a horse so badly.   She finds one who doesn't seem to be well cared for and she believes it has been abandoned.   She wants to make this horse her very own, but her parents really can't afford the expense of caring for a horse at the moment.  Readers will enjoy following along with Kate and her friend, Tori, as they fight for a horse for Kate.  
      I especially like the Christian aspects of the book and would love to get a copy of this book for my twelve-year-old granddaughter as she loves horses too.   We give her a subscription to a horse magazine for young adults and she has plastered her walls with the posters in each issue.  Parents can feel good about allowing their young teens to read this book.   
     I rate this book 5 stars and would definitely purchase it for young readers.
     I received a pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. She is also able to combine two other passions—horseback riding and spending time with her grown children—since her married daughter lives nearby, and they often ride together on the wooded trails near their home. 

Ironically, Miralee, now the author of eight books, with many more on the way, never had a burning desire to write—at least more than her own memoirs for her children. So she was shocked when God called her to start writing after she turned fifty. To Miralee, writing is a ministry that she hopes will impact hearts, and she anticipates how God will use each of her books to bless and change lives.

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