Five Stars For The One Dollar Horse


I’m always on the lookout for a great weekend read, and The One Dollar Horse did it for me.

I love the rags to riches story.  I love that a horse was saved from slaughter.  I love that Casey Blue did with Storm almost exactly what I did with my own horse Snowdy.

I love that the story pulled me in so deep I stopped worrying about the fact I was reading a British book.

Lauren St John has a beautiful way of passing a lot of time in this novel.  Because, in real life, conditioning a horse takes a ton of time.  She truly “cut out all the boring parts.”  But she also provided a story that wasn’t just about a horse.

There was a struggle for money – entirely relatable when you have a huge pet.

Complicated family dynamics.

An adorable first blooming romance…

I loved the story so much I ordered #2 and #3 in the series right after I finished The One Dollar Horse.

Even though it’s written for a young audience, adults will enjoy this.  Casey Blue is by no means an immature narrator.  Lauren St. John’s voice is light, humorous, and full of respect for animals.  I can’t wait for the next books to arrive at my doorstep.

About Sydney

Sydney is writing happy endings. She loves connecting with readers and writers while helping them pursue their dreams. In August 2015, Sydney released her first novel Chase through Koehler Books. When she isn't writing, Sydney can be found at the barn with her horse Snowdy.