A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends #1)Miralee Ferrell
Kate would love a horse of her own, but considering she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather's farm, she figures that might be a long way away. But having a best friend to ride with would make it a lot more fun so it's okay that she has to wait.When... Read More
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 sooner than she expected. 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.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Feb 10, 2015
- UPC: 9780781411141
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 208
- Publish Date: Mar 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 12
- Audience Age Minimum: 8
- BISAC: "JUV033010"
- ISBN: 0781411149
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- A delightful story for young girls! by firstname.lastname@example.org on 4/16/2015
Kate has lived in Spokane, WA where she took horseback riding lessons, and hoped to someday own her own horse. Her father's job required the family to relocate to her former grandparents' farm in a small community, but a horse wasn't within the family's budget. Kate befriended a neighbor girl, sharing her love of horses, and oftentimes stopping along the roadside on the way home from school to share carrots with area horses.
This book is written for girls aged 9-13, and is a family friendly, Christian fiction book that portrays Kate as a believable young junior high school age girl. She loves horses which is fairly common with girls that age. She befriends a young Hispanic girl at school, and as it turns out, Tori lives right next door to her. Kate and Tori are represented as typical young girls. I love the way the author broaches racial differences with acceptance and grace, and portrays her main characters with respect, compassion, patience and work ethics.
The characters are represented realistically and honestly. Their family standards are high, but not over the top as in some books. The author represents a wonderful and loyal family with Christian values and strong convictions regarding respect and humility. Kate is represented as a very sensitive and accepting young girl which is refreshing.
The setting is well described, and it was a pleasure reading this sweet book! I was much like Kate as a young girl, and could easily put myself in her place. I'll be putting this book on the shelf for my granddaughter so that she can enjoy it when she is old enough to read it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Wynn-Wynn Media, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
- A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell by Tina on 2/27/2015
A Horse For Kate**** by Miralee Ferrell
Kate and her family have recently moved to her late grandfather's farm. The first thing that captures Kate's eyes is the barn on the farm. This would be perfect for a horse! But will her parents agree to buy her a horse? Adjusting to a new school can be challenging, but Kate meets Tori and they become friends. Later, Kate finds a horse all alone and dreams of making it her own. Is this horse the answer to her prayers?
This is a sweet story for young readers—and all ages. You don't have to love horses to enjoy this book. I like the adventures and challenges Kate faces and how her struggles with learning to trust—not only her parents but God and His will for her—are clearly shown. Enjoyed reading about how Kate and Tori learned valuable lessons—honesty, respecting parents, letting go of own desires and doing what is right—even when it hurts—and praying through difficult challenges and situations.
~I received a PDF copy of this book from the author for my honest review~~