Rosabelle book review
Rosabelle by Linda Harrington is a children's novel for girls aged 8-12 years.
The blurb on the back says:
Jane Williams is an 11-year-old girl growing up in 1970s New Zealand, a farming nation at the bottom of the world. Living on the outskirts of a small rural town, her family have no telephone, no fridge, and use an outside toilet. However, Jane's family does own a promising racehorse, Jane’s pride and joy — Rosabelle. When the family falls on tough times, Jane finds out that all is not as it seems in Woodville. With the help of her Italian best-friend and Scottish teacher, will Jane be able to uncover the towns and her own family's secrets and save Rosabelle before it’s too late?
The author lives in New Zealand, and the book was inspired by her childhood growing up in the country with a father who owned racehorses.