Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Gallant: The Call of the Trail by Claire Eckard


Join Us for this Tour:  November 22nd to December 10th
Book Details:

​Book Title Gallant: The Call of the Trail by Claire Eckard
Category:  Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17), 300 pages
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Mill City Press
Release DateSeptember 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 : It’s a saga about love, relationships, personal growth and adventure, set against a backdrop of endurance racing. A strong middle grader/pre-teen could read it.
Book Description:

A gripping journey of a young girl and a foal who are raised together in The Valley of Hearts Delight. Gallant and Gracie have a special bond, rarely seen between a human and a horse. Separated by a bad accident when Gallant is five, each gets a second chance of happiness pursuing the long-distance sport of endurance riding, neither knowing they are leading parallel lives. Will Fate bring them together again? Gallant’s arch nemesis, The Almighty Flash, threatens to destroy all that Gallant has worked for. His misguided ambition and greed, developed at the hands of an abusive owner, has created a darkness in his soul that turns to blind fury when his endurance career is threatened.
Buy the Book:
Author's Website
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Meet the Author:

​Award winning Author Claire Eckard combines her love of writing with her passion for animals to create memorable children's books that are fun to read, but also include valuable life's lessons. Claire grew up in England and moved to Hawaii in her early twenties where she married her husband of thirty-four years. Together they raised two sons, Mitchell and Matthew. Claire is inspired by her two Granddaughters Mila and Ella, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Arizona mountains where she lives. Claire has a farm full of animals, and has spent many years as a board member and volunteer of her local animal shelter.
connect with the author:  website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:

​Nov 22 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 - Westviel Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 - I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 - Kam's Place – book spotlight
Nov 26 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 26 - Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 - The Page Ladies Book Club – book review
Nov 30 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Bigreadersite – book review
Dec 2 – @twilight_reader – book review
Dec 3 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7 – Captive Dreams Window – book review
Dec 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 - 
My Reading Journeys  - book review / giveaway
Dec 10 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 10 - Books for Books – book spotlight

Enter the Giveaway: 

My Review: 

Gallant: The Call of The Trail is another great book I have read by Claire Eckard. Even though, this book is written for younger readers, I really enjoyed it. I thought the author’s writing style to be a little  unique and easy to read.  I adored the relationship between Gallant and Gracie. They have such a sweet and trusting bond. It was heartwarming to their unconditional love. I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen between this perfect team. It had in tears at times and smiling at others. It was so easy to keep turning the pages to find out what the author had in store for each chapter. What wonderful tale to read between a girl and her beautiful horse. 

I loved the drawings that are sprinkled in throughout Gallant: The Call of The Trail by the talented Phylicia Mann. I thought they were a great way to visualize the story and enjoyed seeing them on the pages. I found the illustrations to be a great addition to the story.

I am giving Gallant: The Call of The Trail very well deserved five plus stars. I recommend it for readers who are between the ages of twelve and up. I will definitely be keeping my eye for more books like this one by Claire Eckard in the future. I can not wait to gift my copy to my horse loving twelve year old daughter and find out what she thinks after she reads it. To me, it is most definitely worth read and not to be missed. 

I received a paperback copy of Gallant: The Call of The Trail from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


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