Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ellie's Crows

Well, Ellie's Crows is not predictable nor the same old plot line many horse stories share. Ellie has special bonds with her Grandma Betty, her horse Damian and a wild crow named Lolita. When a man causes a major conflict for her at the stable, her three allies help her through it.

At times the story was hard to follow especially the strange Healing Light retreat, which I wonder what it had to do with the main story. It could have been left out in my opinion.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NEW! Beloved Horses From Around the World

The 5th book in the Beloved Horses series is now available for ordering - its release date is December 1st!

Read about amazing equines from across the globe who demonstrate their wisdom, their will to live and their unconditional love.

For example, meet:
Rosey, a Thoroughbred who gives freedom to a soldier.
Jessie, a Morgan Horse who defies the odds when severely injured.
Lynn, a Percheron who outshines her competition.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FWI: Comments on this blog

I receive so many comments that are not relevant to the subject of my blog post, that the majority are deleted. I delegate them to spam so they can't be sent again, but others continue to try to sell their product by trying to have me post their comment. Not going to happen!

I welcome interesting, useful and positive comments that actually have something to do with the books reviewed, and prefer a real name with it.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Civil War Horse Story

Tennessee Rose by Jane Kendall is #9 in the Horse Diaries Series.

Told from the viewpoint of the horse, the reader learns not only about the background of the Tennessee Walking Horse, but also about the Civil War horses.

Like Black Beauty, Rose describes her first memories and life on an Alabama plantation. Her life changes when she must separate from her mother and become a riding horse with Levi, a slave boy, as her groom. Changes come again when the Civil War breaks out and she and Levi join the battlefields. Like Levi, Rosie longs for freedom from the war.

This is a well told story with lots of historical background.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heroes & Hounds

Bill Miller's Heroes & Hounds is a delightful story about a young girl who disregards local gossip about Strange Willie, a Viet Nam vet, and makes friends with him. A lost foxhunting hound, Hampton, also befriends the man, and they are all observed by a wild fox.

Carly lives with her grandfather on a Virginia farm while her parents serve in the military overseas. She finds adventure on her pony, Monroe, and on her bike with her classmate, Freddie. Her dream is to someday ride with the local hunt.

Carly and Strange Willie become heroes after Freddie becomes injured in the woods, and the rescue team follows Hampton who leads them to the boy.

I love how the story changes viewpoint from Carly, Grandfather, Willie and even the hound and fox. The transitions are done very well so it's easy to read and understand.

The additional bonus is the wonderful sketches by Mary Burkhardt that are sprinkled throughout the story.

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