Title: Racing Savannah
Series: Hundred Oaks, #4
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Published: Sourcebooks Fire, December 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: received a copy from publisher
Links: Goodreads │ Amazon | Barnes & Noble
They’re from two different worlds.
He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.
With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…
Read an excerpt here.
Previous Books in the Hundred Oak Series:
Entertaining, uplifting and heartwarming, Racing Savannah brings us a story about riders and racehorses. Even though Jack may be young and rich, he is not aloof or haughty. I like that he is friendly, pleasant and approachable. He respects his staff and it’s really sweet to see him treat his animals with love, tender and care. I like his character growth and it’s wonderful to see him take a stand to honor what he values in the end. Savannah may have started out thinking she could not achieve much in her life but I like that she is always doing something to help and support her family. Even when she feels hurt about some of the things that have happened, she never lets others force her into doing things that are demeaning. As she learns to dream bigger and focus on making changes that are positive and transformational, I like that she’s still the same good-natured, sincere person that she’s always been. This is the first book that I read by Kenneally and after reading it, I’m curious about some of the characters being mentioned. I think I’ll have to read the story about Parker and Will.
As a blog tour host today, I’m excited that Savannah is joining us to share something special. I hope you’ll love what she has to say about horses and boys!
Top Five Reasons Why
Horses Are Better Than Boys
By Savannah Barrow
1. Horses eat out of the palm of your hand. Don’t get me wrong, boys eat out of a girl’s hand too, but it takes a bit more work.
2. Research says that patting a horse lowers your blood pressure. All boys do is cause your blood pressure to rise!
3. With limited exceptions, horses have prettier hair than boys. Exceptions = Orlando Bloom as Legolas.
4. You can put blinders on horses so they can’t see other fillies. Not so much with boys.
5. Once a horse is trained, you can control them.
About the Author
- A pair of Ralph Lauren riding boots. Or another pair of boots at equal or lesser value. (open to US and Canada only)