Friday, October 3, 2008

Wild Horses




Wild Horses by Jenny Oldfield


It's hard to believe that this book was written by a British woman. She included a descriptive setting of the Colorado mountains that gives the feel of a longtime resident. The horses' characteristics were also realistic except for a few instances - in America, head collars are called halters and the Quarter Horse breed is capitalized.


The story itself was enjoyable with a spunky heroine and an exciting climax. Kirstie attempts to save a wild stallion after he was injured in a rock slide. In return, he ends up saving her life after a flash flood.


After reading this book, it makes you want to book your next vacation on a guest ranch out west!
The cover is fantastic with a photo by Mark J. Barrett and so are the interior sketches by Paul Hunt.


This book is one of a new series out for young girls titled The Horses of Half Moon Ranch by Jenny Oldfield. There are over a million copies sold in the UK, and Sourcebooks, Inc. is the U.S. publisher. Visit: http://www.sourcebooks.com/spotlight/the-horses-of-half-moon-ranch.html


Next on my reading list is the second book of the series, Rodeo Rocky.
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Happy Trails!


2 comments:

Terri Farley said...

Hello!
As a fan of wild horses, I heard about this book twice today. Nice review. I'll have to track it down!
Best,
Terri

Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Oooh, this book sounds great! I'll have to order it. :)