Title: Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Daniela’s rating: 4 stars
They’re from two different worlds.
He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.
With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…
Racing Savannah is the fourth book of the sweet series Hundred Oaks by Miranda Kenneally. I started this series at the beginning of 2013, and enjoyed it a lot. Catching Jordan is my number one favorite in this series, followed by Racing Savannah. This is such a sweet, cute and happy reading. If you’re looking for something light, something to have fun with.. This might be it!
Racing Savannah introduces you to Savannah Barrows, a girl who’s been around horses since she was a little girl. Now, she’s moved to Cedar Hill Farms, in Franklin, Tennessee, where she’ll have to start a new life with her dad and his pregnant girlfriend. Oh, and Jack, Jack Goodwin. Owner of the farm (at least for a year). She knows she has to work hard to have a future. A future far away from what she’s known all her life. She doesn’t want to end up like her father, working for a min wage. So, she plans on working at the farm as a horse exercise rider. She knows everything about how to treat and take care of horses. She knows what she wants and she’s going to get it. At least she’ll give herself a chance to try.
This is a lovely story. Like I said, my second favorite of the Hundred Oak Series. Miranda Kenneally knows how to write her stories with a great sense of humor and a great amount of “drama”, even though you don’t get it as the typical end-of-the-world drama. So this is a pretty easy reading. I started it yesterday and a couple of hours later I was halfway through it. It’s not just that’s a light reading, it’s how appealing it is for the reader, at least for me it was. It presents a good, strong female main character. Savannah knows what she wants, she wants more for her, her future and her family’s future, and she wants someone who loves her, no secrets, no hiding. Savannah is smart, strong and loving. She cares about her family and her friends. She has a good heart. She’s passionate about what she loves and I just liked her a lot. She’s such a relatable character. She seemed real. We also have a gorgeous male main character, Jack. He’s following his father’s step, even though it may interfere with what or who he wants for himself . He’s sweet and smart, but so scared of disappointing his dad. He’s learning, not just how to run a farm but to let himself care about someone and stand up for himself. I liked him a lot.
This book, just like the previous books, shows a world where friends and family are important. Where what you want and need for yourself is as important as what others want for themselves and what they expect from you. It’s a beautiful series, because it encourages the readers to acknowledge how much self-worth matters. That we shouldn’t put everyone’s needs before ours. At least not always. While you’re reading, you get to see how the main character is growing as a person, challenging herself to do things that she never thought she would. And you kind of get to grow a little bit along with the characters.
Oh! And I almost forgot… I especially LOVED Parker and Will’s appearance. It was awesome and ohh I just loved it :).
I love these books. I like how Miranda Kenneally presents a simple story but adds so many things to it, it ends up being a great and lovely book.