Recommended Red Rock Ranch Horse Book Series

Red Rock Ranch Series by Brittney Joy

An author advised me long ago to read books in the genre I wrote. Because of this, I’ve read more young adult books as an adult than I probably did as a young adult. Recently, I came across an author and a series I’ve thoroughly enjoyed—Brittney Joy’s Red Rock Ranch series. Fair warning though, if you read the first one, you may end up reading the whole series like I did! I thought I would share a little about them along with my reviews.

“Lucy’s Chance (Red Rock Ranch, Book 1)”

SIXTEEN YEAR OLD LUCY ROSE IS SPENDING HER FIRST SUMMER AWAY FROM HOME AND SHE HAS TWO THINGS ON HER MIND: AN ABANDONED, VIOLENT HORSE AND A BLUE-EYED COWBOY. ONLY NEITHER IS HERS…

Review: A Great Read

I really enjoyed this young adult novel and felt I travelled back in time to my younger self while reading it. The author creates interesting characters and winds them into a good plot to wind up with a compelling story. I almost read this in one sitting and ordered the next in the series shortly thereafter. A great read for horse lovers of all ages.

“Showdown (Red Rock Ranch, Book 2)”

TAYLOR AND LUCY MESH TOGETHER LIKE A TIGHT CINCH AND A BRONCY HORSE – AN EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN.

Review: An Unexpected Showdown

I liked the first book of the Red Rock Ranch series so much that I had to read “Showdown (Red Rock Ranch, Book 2).” I was not disappointed! Joy wrote this book in a different style than the first in the series alternating the two main characters’ point of view. It worked well for this story as readers got to see inside the minds of these two young girls with different backgrounds and mindsets. The plot churns along and keeps the pages turning in a perfectly paced young adult novel. I highly recommend this book for those who want to take a quick adventure into cowgirl life and experience the ride.

“Rodeo Daze (Red Rock Ranch, Book 3)”

LUCY ALWAYS DREAMED OF COMPETING IN A HORSE SHOW— BUT SHE’D NEVER THOUGHT IT’D BECOME REALITY.

Review: Great End to the Series!

I read all three books in this series and appreciated how the story and characters developed along the way. The author explains information about horses and riding in a way that is informative and interesting without being overly technical. I admired that her characters had flaws which made them real. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a nice, clean read with action, adventure, and a touch of young romance.

Here is more about Brittney Joy, and I hope you enjoy her books! Author of sweet stories full of hope, heart, and happily-ever-afters.
Brittney and her family live in their own piece of heaven in the Oregon countryside. They stay busy with their menagerie of silly horses, cackling chickens, wooly sheep, and two very naughty goats. When Brittney isn’t writing, she’s riding or reading. And she wishes she could do all three at the same time. To learn more about Brittney and her books, please see her website and her Amazon page.

A Touch of Class

Growing up as a horse lover in Maryland, I never imagined I would win an award like Maryland’s Touch of Class Award someday. The Touch of Class Award honors Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations, or events that demonstrate national or international excellence. The Maryland Horse Industry Board honored me and my second book, Believing In Horses, Too, for  our winning entry in the 2019 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival Literary Awards. [Read more…]

Believing In Horses Out West

It’s official; I am well into writing my third book with a working title of Believing In Horses Out West. Young Sadie ventures to a Montana dude ranch to check on Sunny, the Palomino mare she rescued last year. But the family vacation takes a turn for the worse when Sadie unravels a mystery involving unsavory ranch hands putting Sunny and other horses in grave danger. [Read more…]

Paperback Giveaway! Bookstore for Horse Lovers

It’s a celebration now, all right! To honor the global launch of The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, we are giving away a number of fiction and non-fiction horse books signed by the authors!

HORSE BOOKS WRITTEN BY HORSE LOVERS!
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Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast – Believing In Horses!

Valerie Ormond and Believing In Horses

I was so happy Carly Kade included me in her wonderful lineup of equine authors for Episode 42: On Believing in Horses, Local Media & Telling Military-Related Stories with Valerie Ormond (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast).

Watch on YouTube, listen to the audio version, and see Carly’s superb interview style. The show notes contain some interesting side tidbits, too.

Thank you, Carly, for this opportunity, and for inspiring me to begin my third book in the series. More about that later….

Help for Homeschoolers!

I want to offer help to parents struggling to homeschool their children, a job most parents are not trained to do. My solution also helps parents fill a void for their horse crazy kids missing their horse activities due to the current COVID19 shutdowns.

Teacher’s Tack for Believing In Horses is available for free here as a PDF file. This teacher’s guide accompanies my book, Believing In Horses, an inspirational story about a strong-willed girl in a military family who commits to saving unwanted horses. My brother, Eddy Ormond, developed learning plans and fun activities, complete with a full homeschooling module to accompany the book. [Read more…]