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Horse in the Wilderness

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
ebook, 284 pages
Published January 16th 2013 by WestBow Press (first published January 14th 2013)
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Dawn
Autumn Parker wants to move out of her parents' home into their rent house. But before she is able to mention it to them, they inform her that they just rented the house to the new elementary music teacher. Brent Travis is a man trying to start over. He has left behind the faith he once claimed as his own and is desperately trying to have nothing to do with God. When he takes on the elementary music teacher role, he doesn't know what to think of the people in this small town. Surely they can't ...more
Sherry Lynn
Pleasantly surprised. This book was not what I expected! It was much, much more! I found
Horse In The Wilderness to be a heart warming and touching story of romance and mystery.

Here's what it's about . . .
A missing horse. A missing boy. A vandal with an unexplained grievance against a local farmer. A young woman who drives as though pursued by demons.
An impulsive offer to help locate the missing horse draws Brent Travis unwillingly into the affairs of the Parker family. Are they the gracious, Go
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Lorraine Montgomery
Nov 24, 2015 Lorraine Montgomery rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Horse in the Wilderness is a Christian Romance story filled with horses, music, teachers, and revenge! Autumn Parker is a young lady who loves horses and dogs, has a large family, and is struggling with the loss of her fiancé, a marine who lost his life in Afghanistan. Times are hard. With a degree in accounting, Autumn had spent a year and a half working in Little Rock, but the company folded and she h
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Laura
Jun 13, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Horse in the Wilderness by Debbie Eckles was an amazing read. I enjoy reading horse stories and this one has enough intrigue in it that you don’t want to put it down.
Autumn Parker feels like her life is at a dead end. She spends her days working in her father’s feed store and then goes home to her parents, brother, and horse. One of her brothers is a teacher and he and his wife invite her to go riding out at the old family cabin outside of town during spring break. While she’s riding, she contem
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Stephanie Ziegler
Aug 11, 2013 Stephanie Ziegler rated it really liked it
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Great book for horse lovers.

Readers will be able to understand the equestrian terminology if they already have a background. I found it hard to visualize at important and crucial moments because I do not understand things related to horses.

There is a lot of detail in this book. Most of the time I find too much detail to be pointless, but it fits this book. It is a very good story and PG written (the author would not even use the word sex).

There are important lessons to be learned in this book, e
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Laura Bowman
Apr 15, 2015 Laura Bowman rated it really liked it
Brent Travis is the new music teacher at the school and is a man hiding from his pain and feelings of betrayal by God, friends and his wife. Autumn is the only daughter and sister of the Parker family and works in the family owned feed store.
Brent is renting a cottage from the Parkers, is bulldozed into the town band where Autumn is also a member. Autumn's horse Scout is missing and Brent impulsively offers to help look for him. Will Brent be able to let himself love again? Will Autumn look past
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Sarah
Jul 01, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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There's a good story in this book, but unfortunately, it was published before that story could get polished. This is an example of a book that needed editing on a level it just didn't get. The grammar was great, right on, no problems. The story and plot, though, could have used some work. The characters were almost fleshed out but seemed cardboard and weak and the storyline was predictable at best. I probably wouldn't have finished this book if I hadn't signed up to read it through BookSneeze.

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Karen Korb
Jul 24, 2015 Karen Korb rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts On The Book: This was my first book by Debbie Eckles and I can promise you it will not be my last. The story is great! The chapters were a bit long. The characters are real life and personable. I knew and related to these people! The end is great. The plot is relatable to the readers life. LOVED IT!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Book Look Bloggers and Westbow Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a p
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Tima
Jun 18, 2015 Tima rated it liked it
When Autumn looses her horse in the mountains she's devastated. But her parents new tenant, Brent, offers his help. Autumn is cautiously optimistic that she'll find her horse and a new friendship with Brent. But it's hard with vandals, secrets, and a missing boy.

The story was entertaining, romantic, heart warming, and filled with references to faith. The story was the meandering type with lots of extra details. There were almost several stories going on at once. The writing style reminded me of
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Raya Whitehouse
Really nice story. Starts off with Dub a little boy, who wants to ride a horse and takes one without asking or telling anyone early in the morning, and he falls off and the horse keeps going. Autumn is sad that her horse is now missing and continues to search for him, refusing to get another horse even when her brother Liam offers to help pay for one. A new music teacher is in town and plays good on the piano but not as good on the clarinet. There is a vandal who is continuously vandalizing the ...more
Amanda
Dec 26, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
This was a diverting read, great for horse lovers or musicians. It's a nice little Christian romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. For full review, see here. http://eagleswingsbooks.blogspot.com/...
Lindsay
Oct 19, 2014 Lindsay rated it really liked it
This book is really not what it looks like. It has a horses. It has a Romance in it between Austin and Brent. Will you find out what Brent is hiding? What all the mystery or even Dub finds out? It deals with family and missing folks a bit. Dub happens to see something bad.
Renee
Renee marked it as to-read
May 22, 2013
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Debbie Eckles teaches kindergarten in Arkansas, where she lives with a rescue horse, three cats, a Lab mix that likes to sing, and a German Shepherd whose puppy antics provided the inspiration for the wall-eating Jimmy.
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