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.