Bats, Bandits & Buggies
By Nancy Oswald
In Bats, Bandits & Buggies, 13-year-old Ruby is quite unimpressed with her new life in the big town of Colorado Springs in 1898 after moving from her home in Cripple Creek. While making the most of her new home, she quickly encounters all kinds of roadblocks and mischief as she attempts to train her donkey, Maude, and begin her summer business of driving the townspeople through town in a donkey-pulled buggy.
Author Nancy Oswald weaves her sixth Ruby and Maude Adventure into a fun, enchanting and suspenseful tale, perfect for young and old readers alike. Keep up with Ruby’s escapades by finding this book at nancyoswald.com or at local retailers.
Half a Saddle Off
By Susan Carpenter Noble
Meghan Callahan had been riding Western with her cherished horse, Freckles ,for almost a year and a half, so when her trainer recommended training on an English saddle too, Meghan was very skeptical.
Half a Saddle Off is a lovely tale of a young girl and her friends as they navigate finding their way and maturing into young women. The story is a fictional compilation of author Susan Carpenter Noble’s own riding experiences along with those of her students’. Woven throughout is her beautiful love and knowledge of horsemanship and the lessons learned in training that coincide with important life skills. Readers of all ages will want to pick this book up either at susancarpenternoble.com or at a local bookstore.