Saturday, February 23, 2013

Reviews of Riding a Dead Horse


5.0 out of 5 stars great book unfortunate tragedy! January 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

This is a great YA novella about a young girl who has to find a way to deal with losing the only family she has ever really known. In order for her to deal with the tragedy of losing them and moving in with her father, a ghost horse comes and shows her the way. There are a lot of messages about growing up that all young girls should know in this short story.

The characters were easy well developed and the plot was easy to understand. There were moments in the story that I felt truly sorry for this little girl and her predicament and other times when I wanted to smack the adults that were involved.

I would recommend this novella for young teens as it has some serious situations that involve making the right choices. My rating for this book is 5 out of 5.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Couldn't stop reading this book, only took me 3 days to read. If you love horses and feel they are one of your best friends you will love this book.

I love reviews! They are the best way to get feedback from my readers. I am grateful to see that Riding a Dead Horse is touching readers. It certainly was an emotional book for me to write. While I did not lose my family when I was a child as Aspen Joyce does in the story, I have lost loved ones in ways that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Riding a Dead Horse takes place in my hometown, Tucson, Arizona. I figured it was time to show Tucson as I know it. I rode English (both jumping and Dressage) not Western, and spent more time around Arabs and Warmbloods than Quarter Horses. I have seen Tucson portrayed by authors who have obviously never been here (One particular one featured swimming in a water tower which is both incredibly inaccurate and really gross-- that would be drinking water!) Tucson is a large, thriving city, full of culture and gorgeous landscapes. I hope you enjoy seeing a little bit of it through my eyes.