16 Dec 2010 – BC Secret Santa from Kate

In her effort to write every book in a different genre, Smiley tries a teen pony book. She has done racehorses very successfully before of course. On the whole, she succeeds – some of the horsey talk seems a little laboured early on, but she settles into it and has at least done her resarch. The heroine and story are both well-done and engaging. You can hear Smiley’s voice coming through and the writing is of course excellent, but it’s also a good example of the genre, a warm book, and stands up by itself as a good read.