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

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. 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. . .

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Miralee Ferrell {Author Refresh}

I’ve refreshed some of my reviews of Miralee’s Love Finds You in… titles including Bridal Veil, Oregon and Tombstone, Arizona. I still need to read Last Chance, California and I have yet to get my hands on Sundance, Wyoming (anyone have a copy that they want to part with?). Also have you heard of her latest and new series for middle grades? Check out my thoughts on the first two books (of four) in the Horses and Friends series. And by the way, if you haven’t read her Love Blossoms in Oregon series, there’s plenty of family drama and healing to read about there as well (no posts here yet, but I’ve talked about these plenty with friends in person!). What is your favorite novel from Miralee Ferrell? Leave a comment and tell me about it.

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A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends, #1) by Miralee Ferrell {Review}

The Horse and Friends Series is set to have four books so far. A Horse for Kate (Spring 2014) Silver Spurs (Summer 2015) Mystery Rider (Fall 2015) Blue Ribbon Trail Ride (Spring 2016) When I was a young reader of the near-tween age I don’t remember being in love with the idea of horses, my love was with ship-wrecked and adventurous girls on the wild frontier either in the American west or English isles. However, I remember when my cousin and then later my niece discovered horses, oh my, do I remember. For both girls, in different avenues it was an intense passion for horses. My cousin rode competitively with her own horses. My niece read every book she could, watches films, and dressed like an adorable cowgirl from the prairie ranch. As I go into reading this book, I think back fondly on those memories and about the future. . .

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The Guardian Herd: Stormbound is in stores now!

Perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, this sequel to The Guardian Herd: Starfire will have readers turning the pages to follow Star’s epic tale.

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Archie Green & the Magician’s Secret is in stores now!

Open this book…if you dare to face what awaits you inside!

D. D. Everest’s magical middle grade debut welcomes you to the world of the Flame Keepers—where books are enchanted, words carry tremendous power, and characters literally leap off the page.

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A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen

Yolen Plague of Unicorns

From bestselling and award-winning author Jane Yolen, this new middle-grade fiction reminds us that heroes come in all sizes.

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Currently reading… Doon.

Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance

Last night I stayed up late in the night reading Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (Blink YA Books). It’s so captivating! While earlier I would say any teen could read it, the more I get into knowing the characters I strongly recommend it for a mature teen (13 & Up) that is ready to be exposed to things such as kissing and romantic emotions as well as teenage attitude. It has some fairly harmless things in vocabulary and such, but so far overall the story is worth it…

Perfectly Ridiculous by Kristin Billerbeck

Daisy’s ready for summer fun–but it seems summer has something else in store.

High school is over, and Daisy Crispin is happy to leave it in her past and look forward to a bright new future at college. In the meantime, she is planning an all-expenses-paid trip with her best friend Claire to Argentina–home of exotic food, the tango, and her handsome sort-of boyfriend Max.

When Daisy discovers she needs to do missions work to fulfill the requirements of her scholarship, she chalks it up to her monumental bad luck in life and kisses her vacation goodbye. What was supposed to be a relaxing time in the lap of luxury turns into hard work, sleeping on a cot, avoiding scorpions, and stressing about where she stands with Max. Daisy wonders if anything in her life will ever go according to plan . . .

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Road to the Christys: The Merchant’s Daughter

Now, this is one I love and I am totally excited about her third novel coming out this late fall/winter! The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson Genre: Christian Historical Ages 15-18 Pages: 304 Trade Paperback Date Published: November 2011 Publisher: Zondervan Melanie Dickerson, the Award-Winning author of “The Healer’s Apprentice,” returns with another inspiring retelling of a classic fairy tale Following the success of her multiple award-winning debut novel, The Healer’s Apprentice, Melanie Dickerson revisits the alluring fairy tale world with an eagerly anticipated follow-up, THE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER (Zondervan; December 2011; $9.99). Inspired by “The Beauty and the Beast,” THE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER follows Annabel Chapman, the daughter of a once-wealthy merchant, whose fate changes when her family goes into debt and she is forced into the role of servant for the beastly Lord Ranulf le Wyse. In her new home, Annabel is burdened with a host of household duties, including. . .

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