High Hurdles Collection One - eBook
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2011
Series: High Hurdles
Fourteen-year-old DJ Randall wants nothing more than to compete as a show jumper in the Olympics. The challenges that stand in her way only spur her to work harder toward her dream. Whether it's mucking out stalls and hosting pony parties to earn money to buy her first horse or navigating the changing family dynamics at home, DJ relies on her faith in God to see her through the most daunting obstacles. Collection One includes Olympic Dreams, DJ's Challenge, Setting the Pace, Out of the Blue, and Storm Clouds.
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 60 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold over two million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband live in Tehachapi, California.
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mcguired84kentuckyAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Greatest readJuly 27, 2011mcguired84kentuckyAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5High Hurdles (collection one)
ISBN Number: 978-0-7642-0875-1
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Length: 624 pages Paperback
5 out of 5 points
High Hurdles has the best title, that I have seen so far. Dj Randall has a dream and wants to follow no matter what stands in her way. She has no money and no horse to even get into showjumping, however that is not the worst part. He mother will not support her daughter or her dream. DJ soon finds a way to try her dream. She begins working at The academy, run by a former French National Equestrian Team member. When DJ realizes that no one will support her dream, she turns her heart and prays to the one that will always be there, God.
I love reading about horses, as I have loved horses since I first saw them. Despite the main character being only 12 years of age, it shows that no matter what if you have a dream, follow it no matter what others think. If it is meant to be then yourself along with our heavenly father will make it so. I love following Dj as she jumps hurdles to finally get what she wants. A mother that blames her for everything, her mother's current boyfriend is even worse. Though her grandparents are very supportive of the young girl. Later her birth father shows up and actually treats DJ as the most precious thing that there is, his daughter.
I love this story as, I felt God's presence, as well as the horses. I have already re-read this book more then once. If you love horse's or God.....read it. It is excellent.
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