Book Review- Horse Dreams

I had the pleasure of reviewing Horse Dreams,  Backyard Horses by Dandi Daley Mackall with my daughter Taliah.  Together we read this delightful tale about a girl who is crazy about horses.  Ellie James is a 9 year old girl who has prayed for a horse for years.  She has also tried crying and begging but quickly realizes that will get her nowhere.  Through an odd turn of events a horse seems to find her.

As a Mom I liked Ellie’s take on prayer she has faith that God hears her yet she knows that sometimes her prayers are not necessarily without selfish motives and while she struggles with the right way to pray she knows that God is interested in hearing from her.  She admits that she doesn’t always remember to include God in her day but always tries to talk to him before bed.  It is an honest look at a growing relationship.  Ellie’s walk isn’t perfect but who’s is, it makes for a great conversation with your young reader.

Taliah decided to do a vlog entry about the book here is her debut…

We thoroughly enjoyed this read!


Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book,   the opinions expressed in this review are mine and I was under no obligation to write a positive review.

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