Ellie feels the need to prove that her backyard horse Dream is worthy of love and attention. After a few mishaps at school, Ellie arranges a race to showcase Dream and some other horses . . . but then Dream gets sick, and it could be very serious . . .
With all her attention focused on proving Dream's worth, Ellie lets some of her other duties slip, and then she feels guilty for asking God to heal Dream. Ellie learns about the power of prayer and casting her cares on God. She also learns the simple truth that God loves her and wants her to come to him in prayer to confess her sins and repent. In addition, she realizes that her family loves her too as they pull together to support her and Dream.
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Ellie James is determined to prove that her horse, Dream, is the best horse in the area after an incident at school where Dream mysteriously was found in the school library. Ellie divises a plan to show everyone how great Dream is by setting up a race, but along the way near tragedy takes place and Ellie learns valuable lessons about faith and trusting in God.
This is a well written novel printed in an easy to read format for young readers. I believe that young horse-lovers will be especially drawn to this story. They may even be a bit jealous of Ellie's "backyard horse" I know I wish I could keep my horse in the backyard! The characters were well done, and I liked how relate-able Ellie was as a character and how great and supportive her family was. This book carried a solid message, about knowing God is there through the hard times and through the good, which only adds to it's appeal.
Overall, this is a book that will charm and delight young horse-loving readers, full of heart and real-life lessons. A book that I happily recommend!
Chasing Dream by Dandi Daley Mackall is a great book and easy read. This book is definitely written for younger readers but readers of all ages will enjoy the story and love its Christian values. A must read if you’ve already read the first book in this series.