Review: The Horse of My Dreams edited by Callie Smith Grant


The Horse of My Dreams: True Stories of the Horses We Love edited by Callie Smith Grant
Stephanie's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

The Horse of My Dreams, edited by Callie Smith Grant, is a collection of over 30 short stories written by many different writers. It is similar in style to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

Spoiler note: This book isn't REALLY about horses. I know, I know, it's called The Horse of My Dreams and, in truth, every story does have an equine player. Still, this collection is more about the people whose lives intersected with horses than about the horses themselves. This book is about hope, dreams, realizing ambitions, and working toward a goal.

Book Summary:
Where do we turn when work is draining, a friend lets us down, or we can't take any more news stories or political controversies? We turn to animals. We watch and share heartwarming videos of animals and the people who love them. For over a decade, Callie Smith Grant has been helping people celebrate our animal friends with her delightful collections of stories, and she's back with more true stories for horse lovers.
With contributions from both well-known and up-and-coming writers, this heartwarming collection is the perfect way for animal lovers to decompress and remember God's good gift to us in the majestic, calming, inspiring, and even silly horses he created. Horse owners, horse lovers, and horse dreamers will adore these uplifting true stories.

Each contributor to this book had either an encounter with a horse, or a few years with a horse, or a lifetime with horses that indelibly marked his or her character and ideals, no matter how long or short the time was. Somehow, working with these large, intelligent, and unpredictable animals brought out the best in the human heart and imparted confidence to the soul.

After reading these stories, I experienced a burning desire to go get a horse! I know it's not feasible in the middle of the Phoenix Metro area, but beware, the urge will come to you as well!

Whether you love horses, or feel ambivalent towards them, this book is for you. Anyone could glean encouragement from these stories and will walk away moved to become more than they have been.

I can recommend this book to those even as young as eight or ten years old. The stories are short, the message is deep, and the impression is lasting.






Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and third...is reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.



Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. A favorable review was not required. This post contains affiliate links.

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