Friday, May 28, 2010


Let's have another contest, shall we? For all you horse lovers, mystery lovers, animal lovers, book lovers, and Alison Hart fans - let's give away a copy of her just released book - WHIRLWIND!!!

I love this cover, don't you? What a beautiful horse!

WHIRLWIND is the much anticipated follow-up to Hart's classic mystery story (nominated for an Edgar award) SHADOW HORSE. But don't worry - WHIRLWIND works great as a stand alone novel also.

I was wondering how Alison Hart would pull this off, but she wastes no time in bringing us up to speed with thirteen-year-old Jas, whose beloved show jumping mare, Whirlwind was unexpectedly found dead. After attacking the man who wrongly accused her grandfather of the deed, Jas is sent to live at a foster home, while her grandfather recovers from a stroke in a nursing home.

But when Jas finds out Whirlwind is actually alive, nothing can stop her from finding the mare, even if it threatens everything she holds dear and puts her own life in danger.

This fast moving mystery has plenty to say about animal abuse, horse swindlers with no morals, and the nitty-gritty of horse care. It is filled with great human and animal characters, details (from a rescue ranch to an elite horse ranch where no expense is spared but the horses live in isolation) with even a teenage romance thrown in. What's not to like?

For more about Alison Hart - please visit her website here, read my interview with her here, and read another review of WHIRLWIND here.

So now for the contest. To win an autographed copy of WHIRLWIND, here's how to do it:

  • Leave a comment on this post - 1 point

For extra points -

  • Become a follower of this blog - 2 points (includes current followers)

  • Repost or retweet this contest and let me know - 1 point

I'll calculate all your points and have a random drawing on June 5th, 2010.

Good luck, everyone!


Alison said...

Give me a point and yourself five points for a great review!

Team Caffee said...

Sounds like a really good book! Anything about a horse is most often a good read.

middle grade ninja said...

What a wonderful review and thanks for linking to mine. You are awesome. Also, please don't include me in the contest. I already have my (signed) copy and I'd hate to deprive someone else the joy of owning this book. Sorry it took me so long to comment on your great post. I was out of town all weekend.

Braymere said...

Count me in! Whirlwind has been on my "buy" list. Maybe I'll win a copy instead. :)

Vincent Diamond said...

Congrats on the great review, and I'd love to read this! Thanks for running the contest.

wilsonc said...

Hello! I'd love to read this book and to follow your blog ;)

Susan said...

Heck yeah, I'm always in the market for a good book.

Hilary said...

There are two reasons I want to read this book...your great review & I know Alison writes wonderful books. Even if I don't win, I'll still read it. Looks terrific!