Book Review: Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel (Wonder Horse Series, Book 3)
Written by Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez
Reviewed by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel is another riveting story by talented co-authors, Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez; the third in their Wonder Horse series. In this fascinating saga, you’ll meet a beautiful Arabian horse named Desperado. Not only is he stunningly handsome, but he is blessed with rare intelligence. Whenever he wants to explore the world, he manages to unlock his stall door. His beloved owners, Hilda and Jan, are constantly amazed at his ability to escape.
Desperado adores his equine friend, the famous champion, Prince Ali, whom we met in book one of this series. The two chat about various concerns regularly. One thing that worries Desperado is that Todd, the person he loved best in the world, can’t afford to buy him, even though Todd and Desperado are well-regarded champions. Each championship makes Desperado more valuable. Why does Desperado fret about the future? One reason results from the horrible encounter he had with Henry Babcock, a ruthless, wealthy person who angered owner Hilda. Desperado decided to retaliate on Hilda’s behalf by attacking Mr. Babcock’s car, smashing the windshield, and extensively damaging the rest of the car. Consequently, Mr. Babcock, infuriated, vowed revenge against Desperado.
There are intrigue and mystery in Desperado’s story too. For example, who was the tall man in the dining room? Who was responsible for starting the fire that trapped Todd and his young friends? How did Desperado know about a safe place for them?
Any equine enthusiast will love Desperado. This compelling, action-packed tale will keep you reading to see how each problem is resolved. Even those of you who are not familiar with horses will cheer for the main characters to succeed.
Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel (Wonder Horse Series, Book 3)
Series: Wonder Horse Book
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Publication Consultants; First edition (July 22, 2018)
Visit Amazon to purchase any of the Wonder Horse series or other books by authors Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez.
REVIEWER: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s book author with six books published at this time: My Life at Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog and A Tractor Named Wilbur. Deanie’s books offer powerful life lessons for children, such as setting goals, perseverance, sharing, and friendship. Her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates all of Deanie’s fictional books and designs the covers. The fictional stories are told by the memorable animal characters, who keep readers entertained with their endearing personalities. The animals find creative ways to help their friends. Her books won several awards including the Mom’s Choice Gold Medal and Reader’s Favorites Silver medal. All books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You may also order signed copies from Deanie through her website. www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com/
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