Monday’s Mention

Mystery Rider

Mystery Rider is book three of the Horses and Friends Series by Miralee Ferrell.

About the Book

In the third installment in the Horses and Friends series, thirteen-year-old Kate Ferris already has one problem. Snooty, well-to-do Melissa is boarding her horse at Kate’s family stable. When Melissa suddenly turns nice, Kate is shocked … and suspicious.

The last thing she needs is more trouble. So when a hooded rider appears—and then disappears—on a stunning black horse outside her home, Kate isn’t sure if Melissa is playing a trick or something more dangerous is going on. Either way, Kate and her friends will need an extra measure of faith and courage to solve this mystery.

My Thoughts

Kate Ferris, Tori Velasquez and Colt Turner are 13-year-old best friends and horse lovers. Kate’s family owns a boarding farm for horses and has recently started boarding the horse of the trio’s school acquaintance, Melissa Tolbert. Problem is Melissa is trying to become their friend and Kate’s not sure she and her friends want the “spoiled” and stuck-up rich girl as their friend. Nevertheless, one day, when Melissa is visiting at Kate’s farm, the three friends mention seeing a mysterious rider. Intrigued by the mystery and with little encouragement from each other, the four teens decide to follow the rider next time they see her.

As they work to discover the rider’s secrets, the young people encounter many scary situations but soon discover that everything isn’t always as it appears on the surface.

Miralee Ferrell does a fantastic job of portraying the angst, insecurities and social fear and awkwardness of 13-year-olds. And, even though Mystery Rider is geared toward the YA (Young Adult) audience and even more specifically young females, young males and adults can and will enjoy the book, too. Ms Farrell has written a story full of mystery, compassion, sympathy and friendship in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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