This is a wonderful story of horses and the people who love them. Normally I read mystery books, but like any kind of animal books too for a change. I will have to read another of this series soon.
The young riders of Sunhaven Downs in outback Australia overcome everything life throws at them with intelligence and humour, but how will they endure the very annoying city cousin who has come to stay for a year? Although teens Dane and Lani and their ten-year-old brother Matthew try to welcome Amy, she seems determined to ruin their lives when she declares she hates horses and detests everything about the outback.
What they don’t know is that Amy has a secret – a secret that will save their lives on the night of the great storm… but not all will survive. In the darkness as the drought breaks, the legendary Min Min lights emerge from the land and a new legend is born.
In this introductory book to The Outback Riders, you meet the first of the young riders who dream of competing for Australia. The series follows them through their teen years as they handle crime, mysteries, droughts, fires, and floods, finding strength in their friendship, laughter, and horses. A series for readers of all ages who like clean outback adventures with fun, edge-of-your-seat action, and some heartbreaking moments.
As a rider and animal lover I really enjoyed this tale. As an older adult I didn’t care that it’s written for a younger audience.
Standard horse story. Easy quick read. There were some tragic elements but the ending was happy. I thought the behavior of Amy was a little inconsistent in the beginning although the author tries to explain it as the book unfolds.
Amy's distress leads her to be abrasive, annoying and rude, but love of her distended family helped her find a way to cope with her disappointments and become a hero.
Great horsey book!