Below are blurbs from the first two novels in the Free Rein Series.
Free Rein Series
Following the release of her debut novel Horse Country in July of this year, equine enthusiast Christine Meunier is pleased to announce the release of the first two novels in a Christian themed horse series for preteens.
New Beginnings marks the first novel in the series and follows the King family as they make a move from South Australia to Victoria, leasing an agistment property in the process. Ten year old Jacqui King is ecstatic at the opportunities that may arise because of their move – the biggest possibility being that of learning to horse ride.
The second novel in the series titled In Pursuit of a Horse is also being released. Jacqui and her new horse crazy friends Geordie and Hannah are invited to stay at Hannah’s aunt’s place to ride ponies. Hannah’s aunt Jan breeds and trains ponies and has invited the three girls to come for a ride so that Hannah can find a pony for her birthday.
The Free Rein series is aimed at an audience of around 10 years. The stories explore:
• the Christian faith and how God can move in your life
• what can be expected when learning to care for a pony
• how to horse ride effectively and safely
The first two novels in the Free Rein series are available for purchase in hard copy now via http://www.freereinseries.com/ for $11.95.
A meet and greet with the author is also being held at the Wangaratta High Country Library on Saturday December 7. Come and meet the author and get your first two copies in the series signed or secure them on the day!
About the Author
Christine Meunier considers herself introduced to the wonderful world of horses at the late age of 13 when her parents agreed to lease a horse for her. She started experiencing horses via books from a young age and continues to do so, but recognises that horses cannot be learnt solely from books.
She has been studying horses from age 16, starting with the Certificate II in Horse Studies and is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Equine Science via distance education.
She has worked at numerous Thoroughbred Studs in North East Victoria before following her passion for breeding horses over to the Irish National Stud in Kildare. She then gained experience in a couple of Melbourne based horse riding schools, instructing at a basic level before heading off overseas again, this time to South Africa to spend hours in the saddle of endurance and trail horses on the Wild Coast.
Particularly passionate about the world of breeding horses, she teaches equine studies focused on breeding at a TAFE in Victoria, Australia.
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A job transfer for Jacqui King’s father means that the 10 year old and her family have moved interstate. Jacqui is excited that the move has allowed her family to take up a lease on a large property.
Since she could remember, Jacqui King has had a love for horses. Now with the family’s move she wonders if her dream to learn to horse ride could come true. Jacqui’s mum Kate plans to turn the property into a place where they can offer horse agistment, only concreting Jacqui’s desire to have a horse of her own.
On a property titled Genesis, it does indeed seem that the new beginnings for the King family are looking promising.
In Pursuit of a Horse
Jacqui King has settled in well at her family’s new property Genesis. She has even made some horsey friends.
Jacqui’s two close friends Hannah Johnston and Geordie Smith have been told by their parents that they are allowed to each get a pony. It so happens that Hannah has an Aunt Jan who breeds and trains ponies for a living.
An invitation is extended to the girls to come to Jan’s place for a short stay to ride her ponies and find two to buy. Jacqui is thrilled at the idea of learning to ride better.
Even more exciting is the fact that at the end of their stay, her two close friends will be brining their ponies back to agist at Genesis. Even if she isn’t getting her own pony, Jacqui is delighted for her friends and eager to help them each find their perfect first pony.
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