Book Title: Gallant: The Call of the Trail by Claire Eckard
Category: Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17), 300 pages
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Mill City Press
Release Date: September 2021
Formats Available for Review: print- Softback (USA), e-book PDF
Tour dates: November 22 to December 10
Content Rating: PG-13 : It’s a saga about love, relationships, personal growth and adventure, set against a backdrop of endurance racing. A strong middle grader/pre-teen could read it.
A gripping journey of a young girl and a foal who are raised together in The Valley of Hearts Delight. Gallant and Gracie have a special bond, rarely seen between a human and a horse. Separated by a bad accident when Gallant is five, each gets a second chance of happiness pursuing the long-distance sport of endurance riding, neither knowing they are leading parallel lives. Will Fate bring them together again? Gallant’s arch nemesis, The Almighty Flash, threatens to destroy all that Gallant has worked for. His misguided ambition and greed, developed at the hands of an abusive owner, has created a darkness in his soul that turns to blind fury when his endurance career is threatened.
And I thought
The pages were easy to turn.
Page 1 brought me back to a delightfully cozy and special time.
I was reminded of sitting with my teenage son and daughter and reading a special book together.
Gallant is a special book that horse lover readers of all ages will enjoy.
So well written and intriguing that it just might get a non reader to turn the pages too.
Gallant is written for a preteen audience but avid younger readers and aged horse lovers would enjoy turning the pages.
The illustrations bring the this delightful story to life.
I have plans to order copies for my son and daughter to read and enjoy with their children.
Thank you Author Claire Eckard and I Read Tours Lauren Carr for the opportunity to read this book.
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.
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