Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Appaloosa Summer by:Tudor Robins

 Appaloosa Summer
About the Book:
Sixteen-year-old Meg Traherne has never known loss. Until the beautiful, talented horse she trained herself, drops dead underneath her in the show ring.

Jared Strickland has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident.

Meg escapes from her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away from home to spend her summer living on an island in the St. Lawrence River, scrubbing toilets and waiting on guests at a B&B.

Once there, she meets Jared; doing his best to keep anything else in his life from changing.

When Jared offers Meg a scruffy appaloosa mare out of a friend’s back field, it’s the beginning of a journey that will change both of them by the end of the summer.


About the Author:
Tudor Robins is an Ottawa-based young adult author whose first novel, Objects in Mirror, was named a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Tudor loves reading, writing, and horseback riding, and spending time on Wolfe Island with her husband and two sons. Appaloosa Summer is Tudor’s second novel.

My Review:
 Meg Traherne was devastated when her house literally dropped dead beneath her, during one of her current competitions.  Loving that horse to death, Meg never believed he could be replaced. Soon enough Meg receives a job offer on a beautiful island, miles from home. There she finds the joy she has been searching for.

 After his father died in a freak farming accident, Jared Strickland hasn't left the island. When Meg enters the island, this pretty girl spins his world around and everything changes, Soon he is doing things he never imagined he would do.

 Meg receives a horse from the guy of her dreams and her training the horse brings the two of them closer. This begins the two of them on a road to recovering from all the sadness in their lives, leading them to a long lasting love that will hopefully last a lifetime. A beautifully written romance, that restores the lives of two young people that had already experiences terrible loss in their lives.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Pump Up Your Book.