Monday, March 21, 2016

The Last Ride by Susan K. Marlow

What's a girl to do when her ornery (and mean) cousin from New York is sent to the Carter's ranch near the Sierras to “turn his life around”?

This episode of Andi's life is a hard one for her. Her cousin Daniel is an unprincipled young man. He's rowdy and disobedient to her brothers and cruel to her. He causes harm and endangers animals and people. And all the while Andi is supposed to be nice to him.

This is a real time of learning for fifteen year old Andi. How can she possibly love a cousin who is nothing but trouble? And how can she face a loss that breaks her heart?

This book might deal with some tougher issues than earlier ones. There is a serious nature to the novel and a little sadness. Andi has to learn some hard lessons about trusting God and her family. Sometimes forgiveness can be so painful and hard to do.

This is a great book for young teen girls, especially if they like horses and a setting of the 1880s. Parents should read it too as there would be much to discuss with their teens.

This is the third book in this series but reads very well on its own.

You can follow Andi's blog at http://www.circlecadventures.blogspot.com/.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Susan K. Marlow is the author of the Circle C Adventures and the Circle C Beginnings. She enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in Washington state. You can find out more at http://www.circlecmilestones.com/.

Kregel Publications, 176 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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