blo Teens Read and Write: Saddled With Trouble (Giveaway Points Post)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saddled With Trouble (Giveaway Points Post)

Saddled With Trouble
by Michele Scott
pub: Dec 2006

272 pages

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Horse trainer Michaela Bancroft's husband is divorcing her for a twenty-two-year-old beauty queen. Stunned, Michaela is trying to rein in her life when she finds her Uncle Lou murdered in his prize stallion's stall. As she fends off debt collectors - and her ex-husband's renewed interest in her - Michaela begins to suspect that the killer may be someone close to her. When she'd nearly run off the road the night after her uncle's funeral, Michaela is convinced she's on the fast track to becoming the next victim.

The equestrian world comes alive in Saddled With Trouble, an enjoyable light read full of red herrings and fun. I have horses so this appealed to me and while the characters are all adult, I think young girls who love horses will have an especially good time with this book.

Our heroine, already dealing with her unpleasant divorce, is hit hard by the death of her favorite uncle. When it comes to light that he was murdered, Michaela goes on a quest to find the truth. She's an amature sleuth but gets some help (and romantic attentions) from the detective on the case.

So there's a little romance thrown in, along with the mystery, danger and suspense. Scott gives us enough suspects that the reader is guessing who-dun-it to the very end. Saddled With Trouble is a fun light read, and those who enjoy a look into the world of horses will appreciate it even more!

This is the first in the Horse Lover's Mystery series and she also has a Wine Lover's Mystery series where the stories take place around a vineyard in Napa Valley.

She also has a new MG fantasy called Zamora's Ultimate Challenge. I haven't read it but you can check out more on her website. I met her at a conference (where I bought the book) and she's a wonderful lady as well as a talented writer.

We have a copy of Saddled with Trouble available in our MegaBook Giveaway. Go to the contest post if you'd like to enter! Only ten more followers are needed for us to add two more potential winners (that would make it 15!) and more books to the pile! Good Luck!


Jamie said...

This sounds like a really great book!!

Orchid said...

I can only recall reading one horse book and that was The Luck of Texas McCoy, but this sounds interesting. Plus I love books full of red herrrings. :)

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Ailsa said...

Oh, I love the look of the cover on "Zamora's Ultimate Challenge"! It looks very Scottish, actually. Apart from the dragon, of course ;-)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I love the ominous cover of the second one.

ninefly said...

oh I remember that phase I had when I was younger where I would devour all the books on horses I could find
they were mostly centered around teenagers though, so this adult-centered series might be more to my tastes now that I'm older, thanks for the review!

- ninefly(at)

Blodeuedd said...

They both sound interesting, but that second one seems more for me :D

booklover said...

I don't usually read books that have to do with horses, or animals in general, as central parts of the plot. I don't know if I'd like Saddled With Trouble.

Brittany said...

I have some teens who are looking for horse books. Thanks for this review.

Sheere said...

Just 8 followers more and 200!
I have always love books with horses in them! And there is a mistery too!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love red herrings; well, anything that'll keep me guessing (in books, not real life). :)

Zamora's Ultimate Challenge sounds interesting. I like the cover. Wine Lover's Mystery series? Hmm... I think I'll look into that. :)

Mandy said...

Oh, a good mystery book is always good =)

Bunny B said...

I've never read a horse book before. Maybe this could get me started :)

Ellz said...

They both sound like great mysteries. Thanks for the post.

donnas said...

Good review. You can never go wrong with a good mystery.

mariska said...

I just love mystery books!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm the only person in the world who's afraid of/doesn't like horses... :(

Llehn said...

I have not heard of these two books. Thanks for the heads up!

pepsivanilla said...

The only horse book I've ever read was Black Beauty in the 4th grade. I think my aversion to horse books may come from that book being so sad!
But these books do sound pretty good, I like reading about adults now and then :)

Katy said...

Hmmm... I'm not so much into horse books, but I love mysteries, so I could probably try this one.

CeeCee said...

This book seems different to what I would usually read. Though mysteries tend to be good reads,but I'm really intrigued about the wine lover's mystery series.


brizmus said...

I love animal books, altough I've never really read many horse books. I always get frustrated wishing that the horses were actually unicorns. And then they aren't.
This sounds good, though. with romance, mystery, danger, and suspense, I might forget about the unicorn thing.

cait045 said...

A book with horses sounds great. I love to ride and feel free.

Brodie said...

This sounds like a good read! I love animals, I've only ever ridden a horse once but I love them <3. I hope you realise you're putting way too many books on my to read list LOL

Nikki in Niagara said...

I read and reviewed Zamora on my blog and thought it was pretty good. Later on though I gave it to dh to read to our son as his bedtime story and ds absolutely loved it! Wanted to know if there was a sequel, but sadly I had to tell him no.

Teddyree said...

I hadn't heard of Saddled with Trouble but I've seen Zamora's Ultimate Challenge round the blogosphere, I just didnt realise they were the same author LOL. Thanks for the heads-up!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

This doesn't really seem like something I would read, but nice review. I try to keep myself open to new books, but I really do doubt that I would consider getting this.

I've also never had any interest in horses. They're pretty, but I rarely get too close

babygirlG said...

The Zamora cover is so spooky!

booklover said...

Same with me, Nikki.

Alessandra said...

Saddled with Trouble sounds good. Reading your blog I always discover new titles, which can never hurt!

Sandra Stiles said...

I know at least 3 students who would devour this book.

Mariana S said...

I havent heard of this one, but it looks great

Jen said...

Never heard of these! Thanks for mentioning them!

Sarbear said...

I wanted a horse when I was younger. Now I don't want the work, hahaha. Good reviews!

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