Friday, July 1, 2016

Book review: THE STEEPLECHASE BY CARRIE FANCETT PAGELS



THE STEEPLECHASE BY CARRIE FANCETT PAGELS
Wanted to read this book as we are in the horseracing season and am always looking forward to learning new things.
Horses intrigue me as I've never ridden one nor know much about.
Starts out with Martha and her stepmother and child have left the country-usually she takes 6months away from her father and other children.
Martha's brother friend is always trying to get her to marry him but she doesn't see him in that fashion. He has other plans...
The story also follows Phillip and his family estate encompass an academy and other lands. He works at the stables there but not many know of his expertise...
He thinks he's been sent an angel-Martha. Martha prays to God often and she thinks he is hearing her prayers as she's been sent and put in Phillip's world.
The race she learns about and plans to enter, as a male as females aren't usually welcomed. She makes a bet with Phillip-he not knowing she will race at all.
Twists in the story are unexpected but welcome. This is a light read and held my attention to the end.
Author's other works are highlighted at the end of the book. Some look interesting as they are based in the 1800's.
I received this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review

1 comment:

Joyous Reads said...

I don't think I've read anything about horses before, but I'm glad you enjoyed this one!