Selah’s Sweet Dream
By Susan Count
Twelve-year-old Selah’s quest to become an equestrian superstar is haunted by her grandmother’s past and hindered by a horse with an attitude. She dreamed of a perfect sweet horse, but life is not a dream.
SELAH (Say-la) aspires to be an equestrian superstar. That would require a horse.
HER DILEMMA: Grandpa wants nothing to do with horses.
THEN: Selah sees buzzards circling the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They are stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope.
DANGEROUS: The horse is wild and defiant – jeopardizing Selah’s dreams.
FOILED: The legal owner searched for the horse for two years and wants it back.
BUT: Selah is confident that God will provide her heart’s desire.
MEMORIES: Grandpa shows Selah a video, from long ago, of a phenomenal equestrian. Selah declares that she wants to be like her and Grandpa explains the rider was her grandmother.
HOPE: A world-renowned horse trainer offers to train SweetDream and Selah.
FOILED AGAIN: Her parents could ruin everything unless Sweet Dream’s unruly behavior ruins it first.
LOST: Selah’s opportunity to mirror the equestrian talent of her renowned grandmother evaporates when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility.
NEVER GIVE UP: Will Selah gather her courage and face up to the trainer to save her aspirations?
Praise for Selah’s Sweet Dream:
“This is exactly the kind of story I would have loved to read to my girls as they were growing up!!”
“A delightful read for anyone who enjoys a wholesome page-turner!”
“I loved the book, and couldn’t put it down. It felt like I was there watching this all play out and I even got emotional in parts. I will even read it again.”
“Excellent book! I highly recommend it. Although the target audience might be young adolescent girls, it kept my interest the whole time. Actually, I had a hard time putting it down. Ms. Count does a great job of getting you to buy into her characters (even the horse’s character!). It has a great storyline that draws you in and has you rooting for Selah and her horse. This is the type of book we need more of—-will be giving it to my granddaughter for Christmas!”