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Chance of a Lifetime (Saddles, Stars and Stripes)
by Deborah Kent
Jacquetta May Logan is visiting her relatives when the Union army commandeers her family's plantation, forcing her parents to flee. Alone in enemy territory, Jacquetta has only her beloved horse, a beautiful bay named Chance, for company. With the help of a brave slave girl, Jacquetta devises a daring plan to rescue her family's Morgan horses and lead them to safety across...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Kingfisher
(first published January 1st 2005)
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Jul 16, 2012 Georgina Howlett rated it really liked it · review of another edition
"Chance of a Lifetime" was definitely better in my eyes than the previous book I had read in the "Saddle the Wind/Saddles, Stars and Stripes" series, "Blackwater Creek", however it still only a four star book because of multiple reasons. There were again a few things in the book which I felt were a bit tacky, others which I felt could have been done better; then there was one thing which I felt shouldn't even have been there at all, especially considering how the rest of the book panned out.
"Chance of a lifetime is about a girl, Jacquetta Logan, who is at her aunt, uncle, and cousin's house when the Union army commandeers her family's house and Jacquetta's mother and father are forced to flee to Alexandria, Louisiana. The Union Army turns their house into a hospital for wounded soldiers, and take half of the Logan's Morgan horses with them! Luckily for Jacquetta, a slave named Peace and a slave named Witness are still there along with 5 horses still in the stables. I recommend this ...more
Jan 13, 2011 Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This book must have taken a lot of research! I wish I had a horse like that - loyal and dependable! I wish Peace could come with Jaquetta! I liked it - but SPOILER's death was out of place - it shouldn't have happened! Plus it should have more about Jaquetta's feelings. But that's just emo me.