Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 38 ratings)
  • 1
    The Georges and the Jewels: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 1 | Jane Smiley

    The Georges and the Jewels: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals 
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple. But with all the stress at school (the Big Four - Linda, Mary A., Mary N., Joan - have turned against her) and home (nothing feels right with her brother, Danny, gone), Abby can't help but seek comfort in the Georges and the Jewels, who greet her every day with soft nickers.

    Enjoyed it!!!

    I really liked the story, narrator and the horsemanship! I plan to listen to the next one in the series.

    Reviewed on February 15 2015 by Mary ()
  • 2
    A Good Horse: The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 2 | Jane Smiley

    A Good Horse: The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
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    When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there's no place she'd rather be than her family's ranch - even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he's a natural jumper.

    I can share with my granddaughters

    good book clean honest factual story about a horsey girl who grows up with her father who is a horse trader

    Reviewed on August 06 2016 by Beanie (EVERSON, WASHINGTON, United States)
  • 3
    True Blue | Jane Smiley

    True Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
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    True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The horse needs a home: his owner - a woman brand new to the riding stable - was tragically killed in a car crash and no one has claimed him. Daddy is wary, as always. But Abby is smitten. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, "Blue, Blue, how are you?" he whinnies back. But sometimes True Blue seems... spooked. He paces, and always seems to be looking for something.

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  • 4
    Pie in the Sky: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 4 | Jane Smiley

    Pie in the Sky: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows. The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding. Who will ride her horse?

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