This Christian horse-lover’s series wore the proud title of my daughter’s absolute favorite! Author, Vicki Watson, combines everything we love in life: God, family, friends, horses, and good-wholesome fun! Each book is based on a focal scripture that teaches a beautiful truth through two lovable 8-year old girls, their grandma and HORSES!
I absolutely LOVE this series! It has so many things I love threaded throughout these books!! (i.e. horses, homeschooling, adoption, family, and God- literally what’s not to love?!)
Read the complete review of the Sonrise Stable series by homeschool teen, Bella Raine.
I was honored to be compared to Marguerite Henry (the queen of children's horse books). :)
"You and Marguerite Henry are her favorite authors.
I was just corrected, by the way. My daughter, who is 9, says your books are better than Ms. Henry’s."
One of the most motivating things for me as an author is receiving letters or emails from readers, their parents, or grandparents. I love hearing how the books are having a positive impact on young people. There are certainly enough negative influences in the world today; I'm happy to be able to provide an alternative.
And, with the release of the Following the Narrow Path devotional, I hope to reach an adult audience as well.
—a grandmother's review
I have read many juvenile children’s “Christian” fiction books over the years. Most of them simply teach a good character trait or two with the words “God,” “Jesus,” or “pray” thrown in for good measure. A few are Biblically sound, but the message the children absorb is that when you pray and ask God to do something, it always turns out the way you want. Once the children begin to understand our fallen world, they realize things don’t always turn out that way. Will they now believe God has failed them?
Vicki Watson’s Sonrise Stable books are different. She allows unfortunate things to happen in her stories. However, she uses those situations as an opportunity to teach Biblical principles and doctrine. I so appreciated Clothed with Thunder. This book addresses evolution. The girls do a great deal of research to prepare a presentation for their 4-H group against this teaching. (A girl had presented a pro-evolution speech at a previous meeting.)
In most juvenile “Christian” books, all the kids would have rushed up to them at the conclusion of their presentation thanking them and telling them they now understand that evolution is a false teaching. Not so in Watson’s book. Her book takes a realistic approach that will not only prepare the children when they are in similar situations but strengthen them by teaching them scripturally sound lessons from the Bible.