Silver Spurs (Horses and Friends, #2) by Miralee Ferrell {Review}

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Silver Spurs (Horses and Friends, #2) by Miralee Ferrell {Review}Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell
Series: Horses and Friends #2
Also in this series: A Horse for Kate
Also by this author: Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon, Love Finds You in Tombstone Arizona, A Horse for Kate
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Juvenile Fiction, Religious \ Christian
Published by David C. Cook on June 1, 2015
Pages: 240
Format: ARC
Source: Publicist
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Horses and Friends is the perfect series for young girls--a horse lover's dream-come-true wrapped in stories of friendship, adventure, and faith led by a spunky thirteen-year old heroine named Kate Ferris.

Kate's dream of owning a horse has finally happened. But now her best friend Tori has no money to buy a horse. So Kate comes up with a plan--she'll raise money by boarding horses and hosting a show in her family's barn.

It seems the perfect solution until Melissa, the girl who disses Kate and Tori at school, shows up to board her horse, determined to compete in their show and win the silver spurs. Will their plan be ruined--or does God have something better in store for them all?

Silver Spurs is a tale of overcoming fears and trusting God with your dreams.

In May, you may recall when I mentioned the first book in the Horses and Friends series, A Horse for Kate.

The Horse and Friends Series is set to have four books so far.Miralee horse quote

A Horse for Kate (Spring 2014)
Silver Spurs (Summer 2015)
Mystery Rider (Fall 2015)
Blue Ribbon Trail Ride (Spring 2016)

When I was a pre-teen, or tween, I definitely had fears and trusting God was a concept constantly on my mind. In Silver Spurs, Kate and her friend Tori have a tale of defeating their fears and entrusting God with their dreams. This one has a flair of the “means girls” that is so often found in this age, but there is a method to the madness and a purpose to the pain.

I’ve never been one much to get caught up in the excitement about horse-lovers. While I have loved the handful of times I’ve ridden, it’s never been something that was practical to even dream about in having a horse to ride often. Thus, like Miralee I have lived vicariously through characters on a page as they ride through the fields with their hair flying. While my vision is on the Scottish moorlands, the farm field in Oregon are appealing as well – just not exactly what I was picturing. (I think I’m daydreaming in sepia tones to the historical fiction mood if you know what I mean.) While Miralee did get horses one day, I’m still in the dream with the storybook characters mode. It is with books like the Horses and Friends series that your young daughter can dream as well – and learn to lean on God in the meanwhile.

Approximately double the pages as the first book in the series, this second book continues the contemporary tale set in Oregon of Kate Ferris and her new adventures in life on her late-grandfather’s farm. As always David C. Cook books are published with a buttery soft cover, and this book is also available as an ebook (such as Kindle – {aff}). The books in this series are smaller than your average novel. This book is expected to measure 5.2 x 7.5″ (my copy is a manuscript ARC). A longer set of 16 chapters and an epilogue before the P.S. section with a recipe, extra character perks, a sneak peak at the next novel, and author notes. All that’s missing is a discussion guide.

Creative Madness Mama reviews Silver Spurs

About Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in Washington State. Miralee loves interacting with people, ministering at her church, (she is a certified Lay Counselor with the AACC), riding her horse, and playing with her dogs. An award-winning and bestselling author, she speaks at various women’s functions and has taught at writers’ conferences. Since 2007, she’s had ten books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical romance. Miralee recently started a newsletter, and you can sign up for it on her website/blog www.miraleeferrell.com.

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  • Melissa

    I enjoy books by this author! This one looks great!

  • Miralee Ferrell

    Thanks so much for the review!! I totally understand the day dreaming–I still do it in areas other than horses. 🙂 I’m surprised the ARC shows as being almost double the page count, as the two books are within a few pages of being the same length. I’m so glad you can recommend this series to young readers, thank you!