Saturday, January 25, 2014
A Horse to Love (formerly titled The Trouble with Skye)
Keystone Stables Book 1 re-released as A Horse to Love, but formerly titled The Trouble with Skye by Marsha Hubler (personally, I like the first title better). The cover makes this look like a baby book, it is NOT. This has some bad stuff in it, not for little kids! I was surprised at the content, but the story itself is not bad, interesting, much more so than I expected. Read on to see what I mean.
The Keystone Stables has eight books in the series, just so you know. I have read five of them. Skye Nicholson, the main character, is age 13 in book 1 (she ages throughout the series).
Skye is a foster kid, who is a bad kid. Keystone Stables is her very last chance before going to prison! Keystone Stables is a horse ranch run by Tom and Ellen Chambers, a loving Christian couple. The Stables hosts camps, youth retreats, and the Chambers are foster parents for Morgan and Skye. Skye's had a rough life, she's never even met her Mom or Dad. She never felt like she was wanted at any of the foster homes. She fell in with a bad crowd (this is where some of the bad stuff is like drugs and alcohol content). If this was a movie, it would probably be rated PG13 for drugs, alcohol, and scary situations. No foul language though.
I'd say this is a good book for people who like horses, and are older than 12. I really like this book, it was really enjoyable, quick read. I read the whole book in one day. The story would make a really good movie. All of the books in this series are already published (all with dual titles, which makes them hard to find sometimes). I found the dual titles in the back of the book, and Good Reads has both titles online. I gave this book 5 Stars.