Andi Saddles Up
Circle C Stepping Stones Book 1
Andi Carter has just turned nine. She and her palomino, Taffy, are old enough to be a real horse-and-rider pair at last! With a beautiful new saddle, Andi’s sure she is ready to learn to trick ride like her friend Riley used to do before he left the ranch.
Sadly, big brother Chad knocks down any trick-riding plans, but Andi cheers up when she discovers a new friend at her special spot. Her fun with Sadie is soon threatened, though. They are caught in the middle of a boundary quarrel between the two families. Both Sadie’s Pa and Chad are stubborn as mules and neither will back down.
Can Andi and Sadie hang on to their friendship while the families are disputing with one another? Find out in Andi Saddles Up !
For readers ages 7-10.
Andi Saddles Up is Book 1 in the Circle C Stepping Stones Series
Book 2 is Andi Under the Big Top – which tells this story:
The summer after Andi Carter turns nine the circus comes to town. She can’t wait to get in line to see the elephants, acrobats, and–most of all–the champion bareback rider. What could be more thrilling than riding your very own horse under the big top?
When the Carters see the show, Andi meets Henry Jackson, a small boy selling concessions. Andi thinks his job must be perfect, hanging out with happy clowns, exotic animals, and excited visitors. But it’s not all fun and games. Henry shares a secret with Andi: he ran away from home to join the circus–and now he’s trapped. Andi wants to help him get free. But helping him may mean losing something very special to her.
About the Author
Susan K. Marlow is always on the lookout for a new story, whether she’s writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she’s learned as a homeschooling mom. The author of the Circle C Adventures series and the Circle C Beginnings series, as well as others, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in the great state of Washington.
Table of Contents
1. Birthday Wish
2. Birthday Interruption
3. Horse and Rider
4. No Means No
5. Special Spot
6. New Friend
10. The Accident
11. Painful Lesson
12. Good Neighbors
Sheep and Cattle Wars