Friday, February 20, 2015

A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends #1) by Miralee Ferrell

Title: A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends #1)
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Pages: 208
Releases: March 1, 2015
Publisher: David C. Cook
Age Level: 8 – 12 years old
Note: I received a free eBook copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

     I first found out that Miralee was working on writing this book months ago. As soon as I found out I was very excited about it. When I was growing up I loved horses and reading books about horses just like many other girls. Some of my favorites were the Black Stallion series and Black Beauty. But I would read pretty much any books that I could find about horses. The whole idea of this book just took me back to that period of my life.

     When I actually found out the release date for it my excitement grew. Then I was able to get an early copy so that I could read it and review it to help get the word out and another level was added on to my excitement.

     I have not been disappointed in the least.

About the book:

     A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad… and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

My review:

     This is an incredible story for horse lovers.

     I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Kate, her family, and her new friends. This is a great group of characters that Miralee has created. They are very believable and easy to relate to. Their interaction with each other is easy to understand and connect with.

     I found the plot to be easy to follow. As the story progressed I saw growth and development in both Kate and her best friend Tori.

     I am giving this book a 5-star rating and highly recommending it. I believe that any young girl who loves horses will enjoy this story. I also believe that any grown woman who loved horses as a girl will enjoy the trip back to her childhood, I did.


  1. Great review, Debra! I thoroughly enjoyed this book too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for your review, Debbie! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the first book in my brand new horse series!