- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (Sept. 17 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1771083247
- ISBN-13: 978-1771083249
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #600,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Touch of Gold Paperback – Sep 17 2015
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About the Author
Vivien Gorham has been writing stories and riding horses since she was eight years old. Raised in Minnesota, she has worked in the Northwest Territories, Alaska’s Denali National Park, and on a dude ranch in Montana. She now lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with her family, two fluffy cats, and a dog called Niska. Her favourite horse book is The Horsemasters (1957). She is pictured here with Lukas at Restless Pines Farm. This is her first novel.
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As a shy girl, Jamie struggled to find new friends at school but befriended a horse and cat fairly quickly. Visiting them regularly and offering treats and care, this thirteen-year-old girl immediately dreamed of taking her first lesson on this strange horses back. Naming her new friend Peach, after peach cobbler, she soon discovered she had a show name that was just as fitting.
Meeting the owner of the horse Jamie quickly found out that the horse was being moved and sold which devastated her. Not being able to house, pay or care for a horse on her own while still getting resettled, she feared she wouldn't see her friend again. Luck was with both girl and pony and through many fast paced adventures and much trial and error, the reader finds out what hard work and good intentions can offer.
Touch of Gold could relate a lot to Jamie, dealing with her own life changes, move and adventure of figuring out new friends. The pair were intertwined beautifully throughout the telling of their stories.
Through the tale of a young girl finding her way in a new community, we meet many other characters but Gorham was masterful at keeping them all straight for the reader. She was also brilliant at making each easily related to and with flaws you'd hope they outgrow.
The descriptions of the horses and well-written scenes made me feel like I was right inside the stables, smelling the sweat of horse and riders. With this being Gorham's first book, I am eager for her to write many more.