Title: Mystery Rider (Horses and Friends #3
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Horse Story
Publisher: David C. Cook
Age Level: 8 – 12 years old
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the book:
In the third installment in the Horses and Friends series, thirteen-year-old Kate Ferris already has one problem. Snooty, well-to-do Melissa is boarding her horse at Kate’s family stable. When Melissa suddenly turns nice, Kate is shocked … and suspicious.
The last thing she needs is more trouble. So when a hooded rider appears – and then disappears – on a stunning black horse outside her home, Kate isn’t sure if Melissa is playing a trick or something more dangerous is going on. Either way, Kate and her friends will need an extra measure of faith and courage to solve this mystery.
Another wonderful story for horse lovers!
The is part of a “true” series in that it should be read in order to receive the most enjoyment from it.
It was wonderful visiting with Kate, Tori, and Colt again. I really enjoyed seeing how they are all growing and maturing as this series progresses. They have been friends for awhile now but in this story they are trying to figure out how to work things out as they try to add one more person to the group. Not just any person this time but the one who has caused them the most grief in the past.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Melissa and slowly learning about her life and what has caused her to change in how she treats Kate and her friends. It was wonderful to see Kate trying to reach out to Melissa and share her belief in God at the same time.
These are all such realistic thirteen year olds. They are struggling with trying to figure out how to make wise and proper choices. They are also working on learning the balance of when they can make their own decision and when they need to seek the counsel and advice of their parents. It is a tough balancing act for any young teenager and this book does a marvelous job of telling it.