Crossing Boarders

Crossing Boarders Christian Fiction From Debut Author Debra Sue Brice Dana Has Lived Her Whole Life For This Moment It Is Her Chance To Shine And Break Through To The Demanding Equine World That Is Attainable Only To The Extremely Wealthy Or Incredibly Lucky It Is Now Or Never Dana Finds The Courage To Leave Her Family And Travel From Ohio To Canada To Train With Olympic Rider Amy Arnot, Who Has A Reputation For Being Tough Trying Her Best To Leave Her Judgmental Sarcasm At Home, Dana Attempts To Excel At Her Tasks And Training While Getting To Know The Other Riders At The Farm Determined To Stick To God S Plan, Dana Tries To Get In The Good Graces Of Fellow Equine Royalty, And She Piques The Interest Of A Particularly Handsome Barn Manager But An Unfolding Scandal Is Looming Despite All Of Dana S Hard Work, Her Once In A Lifetime Opportunity Could Come Crashing Down To A Devastating End. Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers Favorite Crossing Boarders by Debra Sue Brice is about a girl s ambition to make her name in the horse riding world Dana always had the passion to become a quality horse rider and make a name for herself in the equestrian community However, this is a privilege only a very few lucky people are able to enjoy And coming from the background she does, it is nearly impossible But she makes a very difficult decision to support her ambition, leaves her family behind, and moves to Canada to train with the Olympian Amy Arnot Amy is tough, but she is also the best However, this is the world of the elite Dana tries to squelch her sarcasm, but she is finding it hard to fit in and make friends But her dreams are about to be destroyed A scandal awaits and if she does not do something quickly, all of her dedicated hard work might be for nothing This is definitely a novel that I would like to share wit
As a lifelong horse person and amateur dressage rider myself I was super excited to read this book I really wanted to love this book, but unfortunately, I was disappointed with it I liked the main character Dana, but I never really felt like I got to know her very well I really appreciated that since the author is a successful equestrian herself she got all the lingo and horse terminology right, it made me so happy to read a book like this by someone who really knows the sport and horses, though a lot of the terminology was not that well explained which may make it difficult and frustrating for readers who are not as well versed in horses and dressage as myself The author does a brilliant job of describing Dana s passion for horses and the details of daily life around the barn, but I was disappointed that with the exception of one brief but excellent scene that perfectly described the magic of collection, all the rides in this book were mostly told to the reader after the fact, I had been really hoping to get into Dana s mind and experience her rides in the moment, but sadly that didn t happen I was also disappointed that there were several references made in this book to a character being gay, no it
I loved that it was a wholesome story great characters, a little mystery, obvious horse knowledge, some love interests but all written tactfully I could easily recommend this book to many of my high school students and family alike I can t wait to see what Debra Sue Brice writes next A sweet ridefast paced adventure Enjoyed the interaction among the characters A little mystery, a little romance, and a lot of fun Looking forward to the next book. Nice defined characters, with a clean story line. Enjoyed the Christian themenice to read a book that has values, and still have the characters have fun Leaves you wanting . Finding the courage to go out and follow your dreams and still keep your faith and trust in God is a difficult thing to do I liked how Dana handled the problems that came up, the difficult people she met, and the start of a romancenot comprom
I LOVED this book I am always looking for a horse book that truly knows about horses, and this book was fabulous and it had some mystery and romance, too I couldn t put it down I m looking forward to the next one First of all, I am a huge fan of stories involving animals have been since childhood And I m also a Christian A story written by a Christian about horses and horse lovers is guaranteed to be a hit at least at some level with me.My enthusiasm was dampened only slightly by what I first perceived as a misspelling in the title Crossing Boarders as in Crossing Borders I assumed mistakenly that the book was another indie published book that had missed out on the expertise of a professional copyeditor Maybe a play on words, as both borders US into Canada and back and boarders human visitors figure into this story Onto the story itself The voice is first person, not often used in fiction but quite effective when the author wants the reader to feel along with the main character his or her emotions, sensations, reactions The danger with first person is that the novel will end up reading like a journal, which this does at times The book starts off slowly maybe too slowly for some readers as the author builds the scene and fleshes out the main characters, covering many small details that may impede the pace especially for those readers who are not too hung up on equine husbandry Although there are allusions to the tension and mystery that is revealed at the end, they don t really begin until nearly th
Crossing Boarders by Debra Sue Brice pulls you into the world of Dressage style horseback riding as Dana Berrelli starts to live her dream with her horse Indie But as life would have it so comes mystery, intrigue, romance and some very interesting characters But what sets this story apart from so many others is that Dana has a faith, a strong foundation in Christ Not religion but a real relationship with her maker I love when she mentions Jeremiah 29 11 and says It is such a reassuring feeling knowing there is a God that already has your life planned and set into action I just need to take that action and make it for him I loved the times throughout the story when Dana and her sister would pray over th