Monday, April 3, 2017

Andi Saddles Up by Susan K Marlow

Andi Carter has just turned nine. She and her palomino, Taffy, are old enough to be a real horse-and-rider pair at last! With a beautiful new saddle, Andi's sure she is ready to learn to trick ride like her friend Riley used to do before he left the ranch.
Sadly, big brother Chad knocks down any trick-riding plans, but Andi cheers up when she discovers a new friend at her special spot. Her fun with Sadie is soon threatened, though. They are caught in the middle of a boundary quarrel between the two families. Both Sadie's pa and Chad are stubborn as mules and neither will back down.
Can Andi and Sadie hang on to their friendship while the adults are fighting?


About The Author

Susan K Marlowstarted writing stories when she was ten years old. I never planned on becoming a published author. I just liked writing stories. But eventually others found out about my secret "writing" and encouraged me to submit.

I love to teach. I taught in Christian schools before I home schooled. After twenty years, I finished home schooling but find myself "back in the saddle" as I help other home schooling families, including my grandchildren.

You can find FREE stuff to go along with the books at Study guides, coloring pages, on-line puzzles, and a link to Andi's Blog.

My Review

Andi “Saddles Up” is a visit back with Andi Carter at the Circle “C” Ranch located near Fresno California, and the year is 1877. As the book opens delightful Andi is about to celebrate her ninth birthday, and being the youngest in the family, and rather special to all, she is delighted in her gifts.
A book geared to ages 7 to 10, grade level 2 to 5, but as an adult kept me in mind of my favorite childhood books, sure to make your child smile, and think back to a different time in this country.
There are some really good lessons in this one; maybe the heart of children is the way to go. Andi does learn a very hard and painful lesson here also, and a good example that we need to listen to our elders.
I received this book through Kregel Publishing and was not required to give a positive review.

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