A Filly Called Easter Audiobook coming soon

I am so pleased to announce that the wonderful narrator and voice artist, Leslie Howard, has partnered with me once again to bring the heartwarming adventure story, A Filly Called Easter, to life in audiobook format. We hope to release the audiobook at the end of March.

I feel so very blessed and am looking forward to the finished audio.

The audiobook for One Frosty Christmas garnered some wonderful reviews on Amazon and Good Reads. Here is just one sample:

Dec 19, 2017 Vicky Hunt rated it it was amazing

Shelves: vicky-s-favorites, children-s-books

A Starving Horse and a Girl Determined to Save Him

One Frosty Christmas is a heart-warming story of a girl who finds herself transplanted away from friends in the city, to a small town where people don’t seem so welcoming. Her determined love for an abused horse, despite great personal danger, soon captures the hearts of the entire town. But, will love for a beaten animal be enough to save a life?

Laura Hesse’s writing is both realistic and enchanting. By the time I finished the story, I was disappointed that it was over. It’s definitely one of those books you don’t want to end. But, more than that, the story gives a glimpse into the life of a child with a prosthetic limb. Without giving a spoiler, the ending is perfect. I would love to see this story made into a movie!

I requested and received a copy of the audiobook free for review purposes. The narration is of excellent quality, so much so that I became totally immersed in the story. Leslie Howard’s voice is not only finely measured for reading aloud, but she reads with expression and brings the characters to life. I noticed that the book is part of the Riverbend Trilogy available on Kindle. Hopefully, the other two books: The Great Pumpkin Ride, and a Filly Called Easter, will be available on Audible soon, with the same Narrator. I recommend this story for all young adult readers who love horses.

Audio book reviews coming in on One Frosty Christmas

cropped-frosty-mock-new-2-low-resolution2.jpgI am so thrilled by the new reviews coming in on all channels on the audio book for One Frosty Christmas. One of Amazon’s top reviewers reviewed the novel. I am over the moon.

Here is just a sample:


Don Kidwell

December 19, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
1) Why I chose this book : Lengthier book that remained near the top of 100 best seller children’s Christmas books so thought I’d give it a read
2) Any course language present : None I noted
3) Type of book : Adventure story surrounding a horse and a girl whom came to care for it
4) Formatting/Editing : Just a few miscues like a word out of order “Why they were being so mean?” (should be ‘were they”) loc. 73, added word needing dropping “It must have been an important” (drop the word ‘an’) loc. 710 and adding a letter when needed “All-for-one and,” Johnny started. “On-for-all..” (needs an ‘e’) loc. 1356.
5) Best/Worst aspect of book : Loved the locations of the Athabasca River and town of River Bend as well as Indian heritage of secondary character
6) Favorite passage : “Someone loved you once. They aren’t here anymore, but I am.”
7) Bottom-line : Very good read in the vein of “Black Beauty” as mentioned in book description making for a worthy read that I did enjoy!
April H.

December 20, 2017

Format: Audible Audio Edition
One Frosty Christmas (Holiday)
: Laura Hesse

An inspirational story of change after a new beginning. Tears and heart wrenching moments keep the listener holding on for a happy ending.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Leslie Howard was a perfect choice for this project!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

One Frosty Christmas – now available on Audible

It’s finally arrived, just in time for the holiday season. One Frosty Christmas is now available for easy listening on Audible. Frosty is the perfect gift for parents or grandparents who are looking for a great travel book for kids, especially horse loving little girls…and even older ones, if you would like to listen to a heartwarming story while working out or riding. It comes FREE with your Audible sign up or with your monthly subscription. Hear more: One Frosty Christmas on Audible.

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift – check out these amazing authors

Let these equine adventure stories by Laura Hesse, Linda Ballou, Carly Kade and Carole T. Beers, help keep you warm this holiday season.

Author, Laura Hesse

One Frosty Christmas is a heartwarming, hanky-waving Christmas classics for girls 8 – 14.
The River Bend Trilogy includes the inspiring and action-packed Walt Disney type of Young Adult equine novels in The Holiday Series: One Frosty Christmas, The Great Pumpkin Ride, and A Filly Called Easter.
Where do I get my FREE copies?
One Frosty Christmas – E-book — FREE worldwide on Amazon.com  Amazon.ca  Amazon UK  Amazon Australia   Apple Store Kobo  Barnes and Noble  Audible—Free to subscribers, December 10, 2017
The Holiday Series: The Complete River Bend Trilogy – E-Book only FREE on Kindle Unlimited, but only until Christmas – Amazon.com, Amazon.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.australia

Author, Linda Ballou

The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon: “An adventure that captivates, from show arena to back country wilderness. Inspirational in the power of the human spirit.”  Charisse Glenn – International Endurance Rider and Trainer
Where do I get my FREE copies?
Enter for a FREE book and Audio Book giveaway of The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon via email to lballou6@sbcglobal.net
Available on Amazon
Visit Linda Ballou (website)

Author, Carly Kade

In the Reins is a story of mystery, suspense, romance (enter handsome cowboy), and self-discovery as a woman returns to her horse riding roots.
Where do I get my FREE copies?
Enter to Win a FREE copy of In the Reins: https://goo.gl/forms/3Rx1Y037e9UlVX0l1
In the Reins (Sequel coming soon!) on Amazon
Visit Carly Kade(website)

Author, Carole T. Beers

Saddle Tramps: Meet Pepper Kane … a sassy ex-reporter, cowgirl, mother of wayward adult kids and daughter of aged parents, who’s putting her brand on a new career in the romantic, mystery-filled modern American West.
Over the Edge (book 2): Danger and desire swirl about modern cowgirl-sleuth Pepper Kane as she uses her ex-reporter skills to solve mysteries she suspects are related.
Where do I get my FREE copies?
Enter to win a FREE copy of Saddle Tramps and Over the Edge on Goodreads:
Saddle Tramps on Amazon
Saddle Tramps on Goodreads
Over the Edge on Amazon
Over the Edge on Goodreads
Visit Carole T. Beers