A Horse For Kate by Miralee Ferrell
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.
A Horse for Kate is a wonderful book! Not only is this story engaging and entertaining, but it also emphasizes strong Christian values.
I loved Kate’s personality, her love of horses, and her determination to have a horse of her own. I also enjoyed the relationships she shared with her younger brother and her best friend. Knowledge and awareness of autism is shared in this story, as are several valuable lessons, including the importance of honesty and obedience.
There are also several fun features included in the back of the book that I think young girls will love! The first is a note from the author, followed by a discussion guide. These discussion questions are framed as secrets for your diary and each one includes a note from Kate. A cake recipe is also included with step-by-step instructions on how to make a horse head cake like the one Kate’s mom made for her.
I am thrilled to know there are wonderful books like this available to young readers! I loved A Horse for Kate and look forward to more books in this special series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own and no monetary compensation was received.
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Miralee Ferrell is the author of eleven popular novels, including the bestselling Blowing on Dandelions. She and her husband live on eleven acres along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state, where she loves horseback riding on the wooded trails near her home. She also enjoys playing with her dogs, Lacey and Sophie. To learn more, visit Miralee’s website.