Title: A Horse for Kate (Horse and Friends Book #1)
Author: Miralee Ferrell
Publisher: David C. Cook
My Rating: 5 stars
Let me share with you that this series is written for those in the age range of 8-12, and a sequel is due to come out this June titled, Silver Spurs. Even though it is written for a younger age group, I can say as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story! Some of the books I see in libraries for younger readers appalls me, but when authors write novels like this one I applaud!
The story is faith-based and it is written with a feeling of realism. One instance is when Kate’s brother, Pete, who is autistic, is calmed when he is around a horse. While Kate feels quite at ease around horses it isn’t till she makes a new friend at school that she realizes her friend Tori is afraid of horses. When Kate’s Dad loses his job, they have to move to the farm where life is really different and Kate has to start at a new school with nobody as a close friend.
I read Miralee Ferrell’s novels for adults and love her way of telling home style stories where faith and family reside. Miralee owns horses and loves reading, which flows into her writings naturally. Now, she begins a new series for young readers and has done a marvelous job. Please grab A Horse for Kate for your family or friends. Perhaps even consider donating a copy to your local library so others can fall in love with these books too!
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