First Summer with Horses

by Heather L. Nelson
(Rhododendron, OR, USA)

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"Wow, do you like horses too?"

From the first meeting on a school bus to being life-long friends, two girls with a shared love of horses have a momentous first summer with horses when their dreams come true.

From the back cover:
This story is the adventure of two city-bred, horse-crazy girls whose chance meeting influences the course of their lives. They grow up and subtly learn to accept responsibilities while pursuing their dreams during this First Summer with Horses.

This story of perseverance, determination and devotion during the growing up years is an engaging and timeless story for horse-loving people of all ages.

About the Author:
Heather Nelson lives with her family on a farm in the foothills of majestic Mount Hood, Oregon, near the location where this story took place. This novel is based on true adventures during her first summer with horses. While writing this novel, Heather rescued several starving horses, and continues to fill her life caring for horses. Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit her rescued horses. She has written many stories for children, and has two published books: First Summer with Horses (for the teen reader); and Daisy the Protector Dog (for young children, see page 2 of this website).

About the Illustrator:
Candace Diehl, who shared the adventures described in this novel, is the illustrator. Candace lives with her family on a farm in Oregon. She is an avid gardener and utilizes her property for temporary assistance to animals in need. Although artistic, she has not used her skills until inspired by this book. "First Summer with Horses is a story that needs to be shared. After living these adventures, I am pleased to help bring them to life through the illustrations."

This is an inspirational, heart warming story and is dedicated to all horse loving people everywhere. This book is available in paperback and e-book formats through Amazon. Barnes and Noble, and

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Dec 24, 2014
sounds like a good book
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And I love the fact that the author rescues horses!

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