Thirteen-year-old Rose Forbes loves her life in New York City in 1905. Her wealthy parents give her everything she wants, and she attends an exclusive private school for girls where she has many friends. However, everything changes when her mother becomes a suffragette, campaigning for women's rights. Because of her mother, Rose loses all of her friends. Her parents decide it would be best for the family to start a new life elsewhere, so they move to the small seaside village of Cape Light, Massachusetts. Rose makes new friends in Cape Light, but she worries her mother will once again cause her shame. But Rose soon comes to a new understanding of her mother's views when she begins to train an abused horse and discovers that girls are not allowed in horse races.
Like other books in this series, this book was a charming, old-fashioned historical novel. It will appeal to young girls who like historical fiction or horse stories, with its likable characters and quaint setting, as well as its story of a determined young girl.