Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Review - Blue Ribbon Trail Ride by Miralee Ferrell

208 pages; Blog Tour; Buy Link

Now available to purchase in bookstores is the fourth installment in the Horses and Friends series, titled Blue Ribbon Trail Ride, by Miralee Ferrell.

While I'm not a horse lover, I have been reading the Horses and Friends series this month. The series centers on a thirteen-year-old girl named Kate Ferris, who moved with her family to Oregon to live on her late grandfather's farm. Kate got her very own horse in "A Horse for Kate" (book 1). Her parents opens up a boarding stable in "Silver Spurs" (book 2). Then in "Mystery Rider" (book 3), Kate's best friend, Tori, got a horse too.

Kate's little brother, Pete, is more involved in the plot this time around as Kate and her pals Tori, Colt and Melissa are planning a charity trail ride scavenger hunt, which all proceeds will go to sending Pete to a camp for autistic children. They go around town asking local businesses to donate money and prizes for the event. Once they had enough prizes, they started getting the word out for possible participants, whom will all have to pay an entry fee.

Surprisingly, many people of all ages sign up to for the trail ride, and Kate and her friends couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, the unthinkable occurs. Kate's mother's antique jewelry box that contained all the money collected for Pete's camp goes missing. Now it's up to Kate, Tori, Colt and Melissa to solve the mystery and retrieve the box.

Final Thoughts: Honestly, novels about horses have never appealed to me. I only signed up to review the Horses and Friends series as I thought my little cousins might like them. As it turns out, I actually liked reading the series. While the first novel is about a girl who is determined to get a horse, the other books are more about friendship with a little mystery tossed about. Overall, Blue Ribbon Trail Ride is an entertaining, well-written book that both kids and adults will enjoy reading.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author: Miralee Ferrell is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels. She and her husband live along the Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where she enjoys riding the wooded trails and spending time with her grown children. In addition to horses and dogs, Miralee once owned two cougars.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, and for taking the time to read my book. I truly appreciate it--and it means even more since you weren't sure you should have signed up for the tour but ended up enjoying my book--that blesses me no end!! Miralee


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