- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1321 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H2BZ93I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Dare to Dream Kindle Edition
|Length: 306 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled|
Kindle e-ReadersKindle Fire TabletsFire Phones
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for £7.99 a month, including this one. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
What impressed me the most is how Kate Lattey doesn't pull her punches in describing what it is actually like to live with and love horses. Without giving anything away, all I can say is that this book broke me three times over. But then, it is the sign of a great author when your own heart breaks whenever the characters' does. Lattey's depiction of three sisters is also incredibly accurate. Kris, Van and Marley are all likeable characters, each with their own flaws and their own demons to battle. I also loved that they were such strong females, unwilling to give up fighting for the life they had and loved even when that meant making immense personal sacrifices. I did really enjoy the setting of the book too. Having grown up on a diet of many very British pony books (with some American ones thrown in too) it was interesting to read about the show jumping world in New Zealand.
I am so pleased that I have the sequel, Dream On, lined up to read as I am keen to see what happens to the Carmichaels - and their animals - next. Thoroughly enjoyed it and Kate Lattey is a fine writer.
Marley, the youngest of the three, has resigned herself to the fact that every good pony she owns will eventually end up being sold to pay the bills. That is, until an unbroken pinto pony comes into her life.
Cruise Control is Marley's soulmate, and while she delights in his talent, she knows that ultimately - and with aching inevitability - every rosette he brings home takes him one step closer to being sold to someone for whom money is no object.
Kate Lattey's characters - both human and equine - are so well-observed, so convincing, that I was completely drawn into Marley's life and felt every high and low alongside her.
This is a wonderful book and I am already halfway through the sequel, Dream On, and am enjoying it just as much. Highly recommend.
Dare to Dream is the story of three sisters, Kris, Van and Marley, and their horse operation in New Zealand. The girl's mother died when Marley was born, and their father was killed in an accident three years ago, leaving them to struggle on in an attempt to keep their farm going, and their family together.
Easy is the absolute last thing it is. Kris broke her spine falling from her horse; she and middle sister Van both left school without any qualifications, and life is a constant, hard struggle. The sisters just about keep the wolf from the door by buying problem horses, schooling them, and selling them on. Just when it looks as if their ship might come in, with a pony who might win Pony of the Year, ridden by talented youngest sister, Marley, Nimble has a serious accident.
They find an unbroken pinto pony, Cruise, and he turns out to be the pony of a lifetime for Marley. The trouble with ponies of a lifetime is that on the hyper-competitive show circuit, everyone else wants to buy them, and there are some who aren't too particular in what they're willing to do to stop Marley and Cruise winning. And of course if you have the pony of a lifetime, you love him, and you want to keep him and not have him sold from under you even if it does mean the family home won't be sold. That's the crucial dilemma of the book - can you hold on to everything you love?
The author involves you completely in her characters' lives.Read more ›
Eagerly awaiting the sequel "Dream On", but also slightly fearful for it - it has a lot to live up to!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amzing I have never cryed so much readjng a book in my life It was a touching story that really expresses feelings that you can assosiate with. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Niamh
Someone needs to tell Kate Lattey that there are many possible names for horses and people, so it really isn't necessary to recycle the same names between books. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LYD3
This is a wild ride, a fantastically fun story with a deep base in some serious issues for today's young adults. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Clare O'Beara
All I can say is omg didn't stop crying at the end best book I have read brilliant must readPublished 18 months ago by michelle dunning
i thought it was a fantastic book, full of suspence and pony
lovers. everthing was great except the way it ended which i think did not really suit the theme of the book or the... Read more
I adore this book. The characters are engaging and the story flows beautifully. I read it in one sitting as I just couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Beki