Friday, March 11, 2016

"Selah's Sweet Dream" by Susan Count

About this book:

  “Twelve-Year-Old SELAH (Say-la) aspires to be an equestrian superstar. That would require a horse.
  HER DILEMMA: Grandpa wants nothing to do with horses.
  THEN: Selah sees buzzards circling the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They are stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope.
  DANGEROUS: The horse is wild and defiant - jeopardizing Selah’s dreams.
  FOILED: The legal owner searched for the horse for two years and wants it back.
  BUT: Selah is confident that God will provide her heart’s desire.
  MEMORIES: Grandpa shows Selah a video, from long ago, of a phenomenal equestrian. Selah declares that she wants to be like her and Grandpa explains the rider was her grandmother.
  HOPE: A world renowned horse trainer offers to train Sweet Dream and Selah.
  FOILED AGAIN: Her parents could ruin everything unless Sweet Dream’s unruly behavior ruins it first.
  LOST: Selah’s opportunity to mirror the equestrian talent of her renowned grandmother evaporates when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility.
  NEVER GIVE UP: Will Selah gather her courage and face up to the trainer to save her aspirations?”

Series: There will be a connecting book called “Mary’s Song”.

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; A few talks about God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of Prayers & a Blessing over food; Mentions of Heaven & miracles; A few mentions of lessons & those found in the Bible.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crummy’, a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’ and five forms of ‘stupid’; Selah can be sassy, disrespectful & impatient at times; Veterinary stuff (semi-detailed); Throwing up & mentions of it (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of blood & pain (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of hurt & sick horses (the horses will be fine, up to semi-detailed); Mentions of buzzards that could injure a horse (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of horses fighting (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a cat that is bitten by a snake (the cat is okay, up to semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- N/A  

-Selah, age 12
                                         P.O.V. of Selah (and a horse twice)
                                                        188 pages

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My personal Rating- 
{Add 1-2 stars for horse lovers or future veterinarians.}
This was cute! Selah (I just love that name!) could be a bit disrespectful at times, so that was hard to read at points. However, there was quite a bit of Spiritual Content which was nice. I can see horse lovers and future veterinarians enjoying “Selah’s Sweet Dream”. :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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