Sonrise Stable

Sonrise Stable

by Vicki Watson




Join Rosie as she learns about life, horses, and God from her grandmother and the horses they love.

"Oh, Jet, you're the most beautiful pony in the world." Rosie put her hands on each side of Jet's head and gave the pony a kiss on her velvety muzzle. Jet nodded her head as if agreeing with Rosie.

Grandma unlatched the stall door and led the pony out. "She certainly is. She's even prettier than her mother, Ebony, was. You remember Ebony was your mother's pony when she was a little older than you, Rosie. Ebony taught your mom to ride, just like Jet is teaching you. After your mom and aunt, Julie, outgrew her, many of my students learned to ride on Ebony."

"Well, I'm never going to outgrow Jet. I'm going to ride her until I'm really old, like you, Grandma."

"Rosie and Scamper" is a story of family, friendship, horses, and a great God who works all things in our lives for good.

My love of horses began when a teenage neighbor offered me my first ride, on the back of her horse. From my 8-year-old perspective, it seemed like the biggest horse in the world. From that moment on, I was addicted. Horses were to become a very important part of my life, although I never could have imagined, at the time, how much God would teach me about Himself and my relationship to Him through these wonderful animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606479926
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 11/05/2008
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 0.28(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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Sonrise Stable 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MamaHickmanFive More than 1 year ago
Sonrise Stable by Vicki Watson was a nice change of pace. I got to read a fiction story that didn't end in a cliff hanger. Does that mean that I have to go back to 'chapter books' to get a complete story in a fiction book? Are you looking for a children's book with well developed simply complex characters? This book is for you. Let me explain what I mean by simply complex. The characters have stuff going on in their lives. Their lives are complete and complex just like ours. As an adult I am left asking - why is Carrie in foster care? Or what sickness is Carrie's mom battling? As a child the story is captivating and page turning. Thinking back to when I was a book worm {yes, I know I still am} I would have loved a book like this. It might have brought up a lot of questions that my parents would not have been able to answer. Questions about the Christian faith, but this would have been a good thing. As a parent this book shows great ways to tie our faith into everyday aspects of our lives. Such as the purposeful "misspelling" of "Sonrise". It teaches principles of the Christian faith without being preachy. Vicki uses scripture in the story, she talks about God, the characters are Christians and it is implied that they have good morals. If you are a Christian parent and have children who are reading or enjoy just listening without many pictures click here and get a copy. I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
villageanne More than 1 year ago
As a Grandparent, I am always on the lookout for quality books for our Grand-kids. We are all big readers, so they were exposed to books since before birth. Our oldest Grand-daughter is 9 and oldest Grand-son is 7. I was instantly drawn to "Rosie and Scamper" because it was a story about a girl as she learns that horses, friends, neighbors, family and God. The main character,Carrie, learns how her choices affect everything in her life. She learns the value of friendship and how God plays a role in everything we do. I just love books that has horses in them. Kids and horses just seem to go together. I enjoyed this children's book and can't wait for my Grand-kids to read it. Rosie and Scamper is the first in a series called "Sonrise Stables". I liked the fact that this book has an ending but yet opens the door for the next book in the series. I was not familiar with this author, however I am well pleased with both her writing style and her storyline. The author obviously has a deep love for horses and it shows in her writing. It is well written with proper names given to items used and found around horses. The kids will feel the sense of strong family bonds while reading. It is just an amazing book for kids. The values that I was raised with, are so evident in this story. It is the kind of book I would have read at the age of 7-9. I rate this children's book a 5 star and recommend it for children ages 7-10. It would be a great book to read at bedtime a chapter at at time. It will instill values and no fears while putting children to sleep. DISCLAIMER: I was given this book free by the author, through CWA, in exchange for a review. This has no impact on my review what-so-ever. I give honest reviews.