Finding the Good
Seventeen-year-old Jackie Gates is more accustomed to wearing designer clothing and possessing expensive gadgets and electronics than wondering how she'll eat and pay next month's rent. But she knows that running away and leaving Fort Worth, Texas-and her former life behind-is what she needs to do. Life in Castlewood, Ontario, is tough, but her goal of earning the local sc...more
Hardcover, 364 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by iUniverse.com
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Tanya Patterson has given us a really strong effort in Finding the Good. Jackie and Dusty are super likeable teenage characters caught up in the high stakes world of Quarter horse competition. If a horse acts up, kicks up a fuss or somehow doesn't measure up, it can be sold at the drop of a hat. Tanya offers a great portrayal of the endearing friendships and teen drama every show barn creates as Jackie leaves her broken past behind to find something good.