Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home" by Susan K. Marlow

About this book:

  “Twelve-year-old Andrea "Andi" Carter attracts trouble the way her palomino horse, Taffy, attracts flies on a hot summer day. Andi's entire family and the staff at the Circle C Ranch treat her like such a pesky kid that she sometimes wonders if they would all be better off without her. After a particularly scary incident where Andi gets in trouble once again, she saddles up Taffy and runs away from home. But her escape quickly leads to frightening encounters with a horse thief and a vicious young lady. All of which makes Andi realize that there really is no place like home.”

Series: Book #1 in “Circle C Adventures” series. {There also is the “Circle C Milestone” series, (Book #1 review Here!, Book #2 Here!, Book #3 Here, and Book #4 review Here!) set after this series finished.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & forgiving; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; A few mentions of praying & a crucifix; A few mentions of those in the Bible; A few mentions of church going; A mention of thanking God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘stupid’s; Pain, terror, and being whipped (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to slap and hit someone; Andi eavesdrops and runs away from home; Mentions of injuries & almost being trampled (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of hatred & threats of spanking and riding crops; Mentions of abused & mistreated horses; Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of a card game & gambling; Mentions of prejudice and rude people; A few mentions of a death (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of tobacco; A mention of emptying chamber pots.

Sexual Content- Mentions of gentlemen callers & them being moonstruck over Andi’s sister; A couple mentions of a boy being sweet on a girl.

-Andrea “Andie” Carter, age 11/12
                                   P.O.V. of Andie
                                              Set in 1880
                                                   128 pages

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My personal Rating-

I’m not a big horse fan or a ranch/country girl, but I did enjoy it. Younger girls who are into those topics might enjoy it even better.
Since I’ve already read the Circle C Milestones series prior to reading this beginning series, it was neat for me to see how Andi met Rosa. I look forward to going back and seeing Andi when she was young and her adventures. :)

See y’all on Friday 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.

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