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A Horse for Valentine's Day

Lauren St John

6 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy and THE GLORY comes an exclusive ebook short story, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Sixteen-year-old Ellie loves horses. But since her younger sister died three years ago, Ellie's mum and dad won't let her do anything on her own - let alone something as exciting as learning to ride.

When the family goes on holiday to Devon, Ellie thinks she's going to be stuck indoors listening to her parents argue all day. But then a chance encounter with the handsome but mysterious Logan and his beautiful bay horse, Savannah Gold, offers a chance of adventure. Maybe this year Ellie's Valentine's Day won't be so bad after all...

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Praise for A Horse for Valentine's Day

  • Lauren St John's horse stories are as good as any of the classics by KM Peyton or Patricia Leitch and this is a marvellous adventure. - LOVE READING 4 KIDS

  • Lauren St John is the new queen of the older horse novel - THE TIMES (Saturday Review)

  • A pony adventure story worthy of the Pullein-Thompson sisters. - HORSE & COUNTRYSIDE MAGAZINE on THE GLORY

  • A National Velvet for modern teenagers. - Alex O'Connell, THE TIMES on THE GLORY

  • Brilliant - a vast adventure and love story and, I'm trying hard not to say, glorious. - KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS on THE GLORY

  • Lauren St John catches the excitement of the sport so well, the determination needed by the riders in order to win, the psychology of horses, the risks involved, the bonds of friendship between competitors - and into this rich mix are warnings against the evil of commercialization and exploitation and the value of a healthy diet! Altogether FIRESTORM is a worthy successor to the earlier titles in the trilogy. Ideal for horse lovers of any age but readers of 12 and up will love it. - THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL on FIRESTORM (One Dollar Horse series)

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Lauren St John

Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia, now Kadoma, Zimbabwe. At 11, she and her family moved to Rainbow's End farm and game reserve, the subject of her acclaimed memoir, and she grew up surrounded by animals, including eight horses, two warthogs and a pet giraffe. After nearly a decade as golf correspondent to The Sunday Times, followed by a sojourn in the US, riding the tour buses of alt. country stars like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks, she wrote the bestselling 'White Giraffe' series. 'Dead Man's Cove', the first in her new mystery series about 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Favourite Story and Book of the Year Awards.

Lauren's website is and you can follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

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