Title: Silver Spurs (Horses and Friends #2
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Releases: June 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.
About the book:
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?
This book is perfect for 8-12 year old horse lovers.
I loved spending more time with Kate, her family, and her friends. This book is a wonderful continuation of their lives. Kate, Tori, and Colt are very realistic middle school age kids. They are very focused on what they want. Kate especially is open with her frustration whenever it looks like things aren't going to go the way she wants them to. As she faces obstacles she is learning to take things to God in prayer. This is helping her learn to trust Him with her dreams and to help her overcome her fears.
The descriptions of the horse show itself and the care of the horses were wonderfully written. I could picture what was taking place in my mind. This made the story very entertaining to read.