Appaloosa Summer by Tudor Robins ~ Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Meg Traherne has never known loss. Until the beautiful, talented horse she trained herself, drops dead underneath her in the show ring.

Jared Strickland has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident.

Meg escapes from her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away from home to spend her summer living on an island in the St. Lawrence River, scrubbing toilets and waiting on guests at a B&B.

Once there, she meets Jared; doing his best to keep anything else in his life from changing.

When Jared offers Meg a scruffy appaloosa mare out of a friend’s back field, it’s the beginning of a journey that will change both of them by the end of the summer.

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About the Author:

Tudor Robins is an Ottawa-based young adult author whose first novel, Objects in Mirror, was named a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

She gathered publishing-related experience in her roles as a magazine editor and publishing sales representative, as well as working in offset and digital printing. Tudor currently teaches writing workshops for adults and children, as well as developing writing contests and programming to motivate young writers.

Tudor loves reading, writing, and horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Appaloosa Summer is now available in paperback through Amazon (link), and can also be purchased in the Kindle store.

Receiving messages from readers is one of Tudor’s favourite things, so please feel free to visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.

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I was super excited to have a chance to read Appaloosa Summer by Tudor Robins for a few reasons ~ the author is local to myself (always fun when the book is set in your area), its about horses and has been compared to Heartland (which I love that show when I get to see it) and it is a nice change of genre from the regular books I usually read.

This book is a YA and it really would be good for the middle school/YA crowd for sure. The storyline is deals with loss, recovery, friendship, growing up and love. It starts off grabbing the reader by the heartstrings when Meg's horse dies during a showing. From there Meg has to learn to grieve and continue on with her life. Both Meg and Jared are very likeable characters in this book and I found the way the author writes the story to draw the reader into the characters and had me hooked and wanting more. Each of the main characters have experienced loss and are trying to recover. They help each other through these hard times.

I found this to be a easy read, hooked from the beginning and drawn into the book up to the last page. I look forward to reading Tudor Robins Object in the Mirror. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend this book.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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  1. Thank you for hosting the virtual book tour event. - Kathleen Anderson, PUYB Tour Coord.


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