Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Review - Mystery Rider by Miralee Ferrell

Pub. by David C. Cook; 224 pages; Amazon

If you have been following this blog for the last few days, then you would know that I've been reading the children book series Horses and Friends by Miralee Ferrell. The series centers on a thirteen-year-old girl named Kate Ferris, who moved to Oregon with her parents and her younger brother to live on her late grandfather's farm. Kate is a horse lover and she eventually gets her own horse, Capri. In book two, Silver Spurs, her parents open up a boarding stable.

Mystery Rider (book three) picks up shortly after Silver Spurs with Kate and her friends, Tori and Colt, all trying to come up with a way to get more business for the stable. Oddly enough the spoiled rich girl, Melissa, comes up with the idea for them to ride their horses in the upcoming Fort Dallas parade, where they can make banners to put over the horses' hindquarters as a way to advertise the boarding stable. They all agree to the idea; however, Tori will have to borrow a horse as she doesn't own one.

Shortly after Melissa leaves, Kate and her pals catch a glimpse of a mysterious rider riding a black horse. They couldn't tell who was riding the horse, and for some reason come to the conclusion that the horse might be stolen. While they should just mine their own business, Kate and Tori are determined to find the identity mystery rider.

Final Thoughts: I would share more about the plot, but I don't want to give away who the mystery rider is for anyone that hasn't read it. The plot is completely different compared to books one and two, and reminds of the old Boxcar Children stories that I read as a kid. You don't have to be a horse lover to enjoy reading the series. The author does a great job creating likable characters and an intriguing plot. Overall, Mystery Rider is an entertaining, fast-paced read with a few twists and turns.

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

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