A great book (and series) for pre-teens! "Blue Ribbon Trail Ride" by Miralee Ferrell

Blue Ribbon Trail Ride

about the book...

Thirteen-year old Kate and her friends came up with the perfect way to raise money for her autistic younger brother and others to attend summer camp—a horse scavenger hunt! As local businesses donate money and prizes, Kate keeps the entry fees in her mom’s antique jewelry box.
But when the box and the money disappear, Kate and her friends must unravel the clues, hold on to hope, and solve the mystery along the Blue Ribbon Trail Ride.

my review...

Recently, the "Horses and Friends" series arrived at our house, and my eldest daughter instantly snatched them up and within days had devoured the entire series, emphatically declaring that she loves each and every book! But definitely one of her favourites was "Blue Ribbon Trail Ride", as she enjoyed watching Kate, Tori, Colt and Melissa solve the particular mystery in the book. The novel is well-written, and features the spunky characters that became as real as friends by the end of book 4. My daughter and I liked the humorous moments sprinkled throughout the pages, and also the fact that the characters make mistakes, just like kids in the real world. And as a typical girl, my daughter absolutely loved that there are horses not only in this book but the whole series.

As a parent, I can heartily recommend this book, knowing that it will not only entertain children but instil good, clean values in them along the way. The characters are unique and diverse, and I appreciate that characters have disabilities or struggle with feeling different. And the way that the group of kids accept people for who they are is an inspirational message that us adults should pay attention to!

Parents looking for fun, wholesome books aimed at their daughters and sons aged 8 - 12 should definitely plan on adding this book and the entire series to their collection. If your kids are anything like mine, they will be thanking you!

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, David C. Cook, and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Miralee Ferrell
Miralee Ferrell is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels. She and her husband live along the Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where she enjoys riding the wooded trails and spending time with her grown children. In addition to horses and dogs, Miralee once owned two cougars.


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Horses and Friends (4 Book Series)