Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: Appaloosa Summer by Tudor Robins

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's 'Appaloosa Summer' by Tudor Robins, a book I read in July 2014.

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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
June 5th, 2014
Island Trilogy #1
Young Adult
eBook, Paperback
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Praise for 'Appaloosa Summer':

'Appaloosa Summer' focuses on Meg and Jared as they learn to deal with mental challenges, rather than relying on the element of surprise. Even if this book doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, definitely check it out. The author writes brilliantly, and it’s a book about horses. HORSES. Come on, horses are awesome!

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, well-written story and actually wanted to hug my IPad after reading the last page. I'm looking forward to reading more of Tudor Robins' work ... And, I would recommend you do as well!

Highly recommended for those who like horses and innocent first love. I am definitely looking forward to continuing the series.

So if you ask me ‘Appaloosa Summer’ is definitely a book you should read if you are in need of a relaxing, nice and funny book. And all the talk about horses definitely makes you want to take a nice summer ride.

About the Author:

Tudor is the author of Objects in Mirror and Appaloosa Summer – young adult novels set in Eastern Ontario that tell coming-of-age stories of young women set against a backdrop of the world of horse shows.

Her degrees in English Literature and Journalism have shaped Tudor’s writing philosophy and style, and her work as a freelance magazine and newspaper writer established her commitment to accuracy and deadlines.

Sharing her experience and love of writing with others is something Tudor enjoys, and she has been fortunate to have the opportunity to do so through the continuing education workshops she offers for the Ottawa Catholic School Board and other writing organizations. She has also developed and delivered a creative writing workshop for junior and intermediate students.

Tudor lives in Ottawa with her husband and two sons. They spend much of their summers on Wolfe Island, Ontario.

For more information about ‘Appaloosa Summer’ and Tudor Robins please visit her website, Goodreads and Amazon. Or look for Tudor Robins on Pinterest and Facebook.

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