This 13 year old equestrian series is still running strong with the publication of it's 66th title!
Samantha is in love and has finally found the perfect horse. But is her luck about to run out?
Samantha and Tor's month–long honeymoon in Ireland turns into a much longer stay when Samantha meets Finn, a massive sporthorse that is a descendant of Red Rum, steeplechasing's greatest horse. Samantha is enjoying such success with Finn that she and Tor settle into the idea that they'll be in Ireland for the rest of their lives.
Then Tor gets an urgent call to return home to Kentucky. With the Grand National just weeks away, Tor urges Samantha to stay in Ireland but she still finds herself torn between her husband and her beloved horse. If only she didn't have such a nagging feeling about leaving Finn behind. She's sure something horrible is about to happen.
Check out the bio and photo of famed horse Red Rum inside!
Ages 10 – 14
|Series:||Thoroughbred Series , #66|
|Product dimensions:||5.18(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Joanna Campbell appears here with her six-year-old Thoroughbred, Meyersville Magic, known around the barn as CC. He's a son of Horatius out of Northwich by Timothy's Champ and is owned by Cathy Day. Formerly trained for racing, he is now being trained for eventing. Last Year he was the Maine Entry Level Champion in Combined Training.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All the elements of a good horse story. Romance, adventures, challenges and a great horse.
As the books go, it was entertaining, as the facts go, it was appalling. You expect me to believe that a six year old horse is going to compete at BADMINTON? I don't think so, and I think the author needs to take a look at what age horses compete at, and the level of eventing that Badminton is. Also, the biggest kicker of them all? So Finn is supposed to be the son of the immortal Red Rum. Unless I've got the wrong Red Rum (Quorum x Mared, 100 races, 24 wins, 3 Grand National wins, 2 back to back, etc.), I do believe Rummie was a GELDING, therefore incapable of siring foals. (Much like all steeplechasers, which makes Finn being a stallion peculiar, but I won't even go there). So, if you can ignore the falsities, go ahead and read the book. I was hoping that, with a entire biography about Red Rum on the back page, the authors could have done a bit more research.
In this book it tells of how Samantha finally married her long-time boyfriend Tor and they spent their honeymoon money on a Steeplechase mare and their family and friends pitched in to send them to Ireland to the Celtic Meadows Stables. This story is a flashback as Sammie is still kicked out of the nursery while Christina, Cindy, and Ashleigh fix it up for the new baby and to pass the time Sammie tells Kaitlin, a student and Sterling Dream's new rider, about how her and Tor nearly stayed there with Finn, a Red Rum decendent. I loved this book very much and am going to start on the next couple books. I reccomend this to any Thoroughbred fan.
First of all why do they all of the sudden make Jazz a bad guy in all of this.You damn well that he would never do anything to hurt Melanie.And why do they have kevin back?You have not heard about him for like 20 books and now all of the sudden they have him and Mel talking?I think that they way that they were writing the stories that Melanie was always happy w/ Jazz.Also they have to start going into detail about the horses and onther things in the books.Also the books seem to be getting shorter and shorter all the time.And i also think that they should stick w/ the charters that they have now and not start going into others like Katlin.the series is about horseracing not eventing.Also when are they going to have Chris go over and watch Parker in that event.They menchined that in book 63 or 64.They should also be making the books harder and they have to have better covers and they have to have a story line that you like dont know what is going to happen or what will happen at the end.