Author: Tudor Robins

Category: Teens & Young Adult

Regular price: $4.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 27, 2023

Deal ends: January 27, 2023


"A great read about horses, with a human romance thrown in." -

Amazon Reviewer

"A book about healing, about friendship and love." -

Amazon Reviewer

Meg has never known loss. Until her heart-horse drops dead underneath her in the show ring.Jared has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident.Meg escapes her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away to spend the summer on an island in the St. Lawrence River. New place. New job. No horses.Once there, she meets Jared; working hard to keep anything else in his life from changing.When Jared offers Meg a scruffy appaloosa mare out of a friend’s back field, it’s the beginning of a journey that will change them both by summer’s end.BOOKS IN THE ISLAND SERIES:Six-Month Horse (Prequel / Book 0)Appaloosa Summer (Book 1)Wednesday Riders (Book 2)Join Up (Book 3)Faults (Book 4)REVIEWS

"What a beautiful story. Slip into summer on a maritime island, where a teenage girl is escaping painful memories and savoring independence for the first time. If you're a horse-person, you'll appreciate the accurate details and descriptions of equestrian life. If you're just looking for a great story, look no further."

- Natalie Keller Reinert, Author of the Eventing, and Show Barn Blues series

"This is a richly descriptive novel, making you feel as though you’re really there. The characters are well-drawn and realistic, and the romance is a slow-build but pays off beautifully in the end. This is the kind of novel you just want to step into and live in – the location, the people, everything seems idyllic yet realistic. I read it in one night, I couldn’t put it down!"

- Kate Lattey, author of the Pony Jumpers series

"This is a lovely, delicate romance about two teens in mourning. What I loved about this book is that the boy and the girl learn from and heal one another ... I loved the witty dialogue and Jared was the type of hero with whom I could actually fall in love--that's something I seldom find in books nowadays! As an author of horse-related fiction myself, I found all of the details about showing and riding to be believable."

- Mary Pagones, author of the Fortune's Fool series

"Appaloosa Summer takes us on a sweet journey of a teenage girl dealing with loss, deciphering family relationships, growing up, and falling for a boy - all in one summer....and on a quaint country island. Tudor Robins writes so beautifully simple that the characters, scenery, smells, and feelings come to life on the page ... I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, well-written story."

- Brittney Joy, author of the Red Rock Ranch series