Whispering Hope

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wanda shot another sour look at Skye, more hateful than the last. “Horse breath,” she growled. Skye gave Wanda a forced smile and sent up a quick prayer. God, I’m going to need You big time with this one.

Book: Whispering Hope (Keystone Stables) by Marsha Hubler, Zonderkidz, 2007

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subject: Adoption
Summary: And the newest foster child is Wanda, a knife branding pool shark from the gang in the next town. Nightmares, smoking in the barn and a determination to get the attention of the boy Skye likes. This is gonna be one long year is Wanda doesn’t come around! She’s not the only rebel around though. The Chambers have gotten a new horse – a wild one. Skye and Chad have taken some classes in horse whispering and are attempting to convince him that he really does want to let people get close to him. Will either of these rebels come around?
Notes: In this story, Skye is the once again turning around and serving someone else. She’s a Christian and no longer the troubled orphan who came to the Chambers foster program. Another teen girl comes to live at the Chambers and Skye and Morgan have to reach out and show her that God loves her and so does everyone in the house. It also covers the issue of teen crushes again. Skye is still only thirteen so when she sees someone else making a move towards the boy she is not dating, but wants to date someday she struggles with jealousy. One thing to note is that at this point the series is not showing the
character growing. They hint at events that happened that don’t fit the timeline within the rest of the series and there is no mention of any of the others who have been with the Chambers. It makes it so each book is complete in itself, but doesn’t fit together as a series as well. However, the spiritual issues are very much covered in this book as with the others in the series. This is the seventh book in the Keystone Stables series. Also note that this the first five books in this series were republished under new titles - the series name stayed the same but the individual books were retitled.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi
Job 24:13 – "There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.


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