The One Dollar Horse: Fire Storm
Lauren St John
What if victory cost you your life? The final novel in The One Dollar Horse series by prize-winning Lauren St John, in which Casey and Storm compete at the Burghley Horse Trials. Teenage eventing star Casey Blue has it all – fame, her champion horse Storm and a boyfriend who loves her. Then Kyle West walks into her life. The country’s hottest equestrian coach is also drop dead gorgeous and Casey knows right away that she’s in trouble. But who is Kyle and why are there so many unanswered questions about his past? And what is his connection to Anna Sparks, Casey’s old rival? As the Burghley Horse Trials approaches, it becomes clear that what is at stake is not just the Grand Slam, but Casey’s life. The concluding novel of The One Dollar Horse trilogy by prize-winning author, Lauren St John.
The One Dollar Horse is certain to be huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and K M Peyton. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS * There are many twists and turns but the plot is easy to follow and gripping, I would recommend this book for girls aged from twelve through to adult. The author has a flowing style and an art for bringing her characters to life. * NEWBOOKSMAG * Lauren St John's The One Dollar Horse is rare among pony books in setting its dream-come-true story in inner-city London... Writerly, full of equestrian knowledge and rich in character - not least of the horse - this is also a tale of first love, and is a handsome package with deep pink-edged pages. -- Nicolette Jones * THE SUNDAY TIMES * ...one of the best characters in this thrilling rags-to-riches tale is Storm Warning. You can't help but identify with this courageous animal and St John makes you feel the thrill of what it must be like to jump over a fence on such a horse with such heart and soul. No nagging doubts, this book's a winner. -- Martin Chilton * TELEGRAPH ONLINE * Certain to be a huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and KM Peyton. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS * Lauren St John catches the excitement of the sport so well, the determination needed by the riders in order to win, the psychology of horses, the risks involved, the bonds of friendship between competitors - and into this rich mix are warnings against the evil of commercialization and exploitation and the value of a healthy diet! Altogether Firestorm is a worthy successor to the earlier titles in the trilogy. Ideal for horse lovers of any age but readers of 12 and up will love it. -- Clare Morpugo * THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL *
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