Selah’s Stolen Dream (Dream Horse Adventures)

by Susan Count – Lori Sanford (Illustrator)

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Selah’s Stolen Dream (Dream Horse Adventures)
by Susan Count – Lori Sanford (Illustrator)

About Selah’s Stolen Dream 

Selah’s Stolen Dream (Dream Horse Adventures)
Young Adult
4th in Series
Publisher: Hastings Creations Group (January 1, 2020)
Paperback: 262 pages
ISBN-10: 0997088389
ISBN-13: 978-0997088380
Digital Publisher: Hastings Creations Group (March 1, 2020)
Print Length: 217 pages

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat.

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right.

But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?

About Susan Count

How many twists and turns can one person take before they figure out what they were born to do? Susan Count’s degree is in Applied Science–nothing in that prepared her to write novels for children. But one day, she began to write with no preconceived ideas. No one could have been more astounded than she was when it turned into a middle grade equine series. As a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes the craft of writing seriously and considers revision to be her super-power.

She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the same wise grandmother who introduced Susan to the love of reading via Walter Farley’s horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries and story ideas.

Susan is a lifelong equestrian and is owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse. She is convinced that the only thing more delightful than riding the forest trails might be writing horse adventure stories. She invites you to saddle up and ride along.

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My Review – 5 Stars

I loved Susan Count’s “Selah’s Stolen Dream” for more than it just being a great read, which it is. I was a once a young teen who loved horses more than anything. I loved riding, taking care of them, and eventually owning a few, so I identified right away with Selah and her beautiful mare, Dream.  And to have her stolen!!

Susan Count writes so well for a younger audience, but an adult horse enthusiast would enjoy this book (and series) as well. She builds angst, fear, suspense, and exuberant joy into the story that is hard to beat. When the horrible possibility of a slaughter house is raised, my heart sank. I think I even said, “Oh, no!” out loud.

The tenderness with which she treats a young handicap girl is also amazing. The reader can feel the little girl’s frustration, confusion, and absolute love and trust for her horse.  And the day she will lose Velvet, when she worked so hard for her… oh, my!  How can these two girls manage when their hearts are broken?

The other thing I love about this book is the sweet inspirational aspects. Prayer is treated as the norm, and Scripture truths (and disciplines) are followed by the parents. Some questions are never answered in Selah’s Stolen Dream, but the one unsolvable dilemma leads to a fantastic ending.

Selah’s Stolen Dream (Book 4) and I’m sure the rest of the series, would make great reading for ‘Tweens and early teens, especially girls. (And the artwork on the cover is beautiful.)


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