TITLE: Racing Savannah
AUTHOR: Miranda Kenneally
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire
RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2013
PAPERBACK: 304 pages
PRECEDED BY: Things I Can’t Forget
FOLLOWED BY: Breathe, Annie, Breathe (coming soon July 1, 2014)
They’re from two different worlds.
He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.
With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…
Miranda Kenneally is one of my favorite book authors! I love her writing and like the rest of her novels in this series, Racing Savannah didn’t disappoint me one bit!
Love, Courage, Money
Savannah, her father, and his pregnant girlfriend just moved to Hundred Oaks and they come from a poor background. They work for the Goodwin family along with other people, and this is where Savannah meets Jack Goodwin. Jack has to prove to his father that he can take care of their land and business and when Savannah comes and tames one of their most wildest horses, Jack takes interest in her and wants her to help train the horse. As both of these teens go through their own problems, Jack and Savannah must decide what is best for themselves.
Set in Savannah’s first point of view.
Savannah→Savannah is an awesome character. She loves horseracing and she shows she is capable of anything. Savannah actually reminded me a little of Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series.
Jack→ He’s funny and sweet, but he lets other people judgements get in the way from what he believes and wants to do.
I love Savannah and Jack’s relationship! They are so cute together and its no surprise because Kenneally is always giving her readers a heart swooning couple.
**Characters referenced in Racing Savannah from books #’s 1-3:
Ty Green (mentioned)
Will Whitfield aka Corndog (appeared)
Jordan Woods (appeared)
Vanessa Green (appeared)
Sam Henry (appeared)
Kate Kelly (appeared)
Racing Savannah took place four years after Catching Jordan began.
For Miranda Kenneally to say she didn’t know anything about horses or horseback riding, she did a great job writing this novel! The detail she gave about horses was great and I actually have a new apperication for horses now.
Racing Savannah was funny, entertaining, heartfelt, and deals with how girls can be independent. It’s a must read. If you haven’t read this series before then you have to pick up the first installment and catch up! The Hundred Oaks series is so inspiring and is one of the best series out there.
Lesson Learned? Don’t judge a book by its cover.
**Recommended: I absolutely love this series!! It’s the best!
Book Cover: .5
Character Development/Plot: 3 out of 3
Interest: 1 out of 1
Imagery: 1 out of 1
Total: 5+ stars