Review: Secondhand Horses (S.A.V.E. Squad Series Book #3)


Secondhand Horses (S.A.V.E. Squad Series Book #3) by Laurain Snelling and Kathleen Damp Wright

Age Range: 8 and up

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc. (March 1, 2013)

Series: S.A.V.E. Squad

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (thank you!)

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

It’s “Secondhand Horses” for the S.A.V.E. Squad

Easiest animal rescue ever! Eleven-year-old Sunny Martin and her best
friends, the S.A.V.E. Squad, think it will be a cinch to convince Uncle Dave
that the odd secondhand petting zoo they bought fits in great with his
secondhand horse ranch. That’s their first mistake. . .

Now Sunny must
prove she’s much more than her “great ideas” that incidentally backfire at every
turn. And she’s determined to prove the miniature horse is worth keeping–even
though her uncle doesn’t see its value. Will girl and horse convince Uncle Dave
they are up for any challenge, even when strange things start happening at the

Publisher Website

About the Authors:

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author with over 75 published
titles and more than 3 million books in print. She loves her rescued Basset

Kathleen Wright was “Mrs. Write” to her Christian homeschoolers, ages
10 to 17, whom she taught for many years. She is owned by a rescued Border

My Thoughts:

This book was much different than I had expected, but that’s not a bad
thing. I thought it was going to be a typical middle grade book about a
group of friends, their squabbles, their shortcomings, and their
interests. And in some ways, it was.  But a little way into the book, a
mystery starts. I really enjoyed the mystery and the way the girls work
together to solve the problems they run into.

The characters could have been better. I felt like they were very
typical, cookie cutter girls that didn’t really have anything to set
them apart or make them interesting.  However, the book was well written
and very entertaining.  This would be a good book for girls that enjoy
mysteries and animals.  I’ll be looking for the next book in the series!

Content: clean

FYI, you can get the first book in the S.A.V.E. Squad Series for FREE on your Kindle.  The other two books, including Secondhand Horses are only $1.99 each.


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