Saturday, January 30, 2016

Born to Run by Ann Hunter (North Oak, #1)

Born to Run
by Ann Hunter

My rating: 4stars

Series: North Oak - Book 1
Publisher: Rebel House Ink
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
Genre: YA
Print Length: 126 pages
Available from: Amazon
Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law.
When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
Money can't buy love, but it just might secure Alex's future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?

On the heels of Joanna Campbell’s beloved Thoroughbred Series, and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion, comes a brand new young adult horse racing series that will sweep you away like a runaway Thoroughbred.
 
Born to Run by Ann Hunter (North Oak, #1)

Born to Run (North Oak, #1)She ran from the nightmare of her lie and the results of being pushed beyond her limits. She ran from the law and all the things life had done to her in her thirteen years. Alex ran until she collapsed and from that point on, her world could be a better place, if she would learn to trust and to open up.

Alex finds a deep love for horses, racing and the excitement of being part of a world where the majestic beauty of horses feels almost as good as a hug. Horses just know when a person is good, no matter what they show the world, and apparently, so do horse people. No matter what, the family at North Oak shows Alex that family stands together just when she needs them most as she struggles with the guilt of her deeds and the weight of being accused of being a monster.

If you have ever spent time around horses, you will understand the magic of their world as the majestic animals give trust and unconditional love. Ann Hunter brings that world to life with a deeply troubled young girl whose life could be forever changed for the better, all because she couldn’t run any farther. Born to Run is a bittersweet tale of a lost girl, and the world that found her. Alex is damaged, her past is her living nightmare, while she dreams of a future filled with the smell of leather and horse sweat. Beautifully written for young adults, this is truly a delightful tale of hope. Ms. Hunter can spin a web that will have you laughing, crying and gasping and cheering for the girl all alone in the world.

I received this copy from Ann Hunter in exchange for my honest review.




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