Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Race Against Time by Claire Eckard


Book Details:

​Book Title:  Race Against Time by Claire Eckard
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  192 pages
GenreCreative Non-Fiction 
Publisher:  Cedar Fort Press
Release date:  Jan 10, 2023
Content Rating: G for all readers 

Book Description:

Flash was a pony that had fallen between the cracks-too small for most to ride, even for a Hackney pony, and too feral to be shown. What he needed was a person as small as he was-who had the guts and the patience to give a wild pony a chance. Then along came a little girl with a sensitive soul and a big heart.

Kyla Law was just nine years old when she met Flash, and neither of them could have anticipated that their partnership would make history.

In an inspiring true story of family, faith, and perseverance, Kyla and Flash's relationship mirrors the journey we must all take in life: one of highs and lows, successes and failures-theirs just happens to be along a hundred-mile historic trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains-the setting for the most famous endurance race in the world. From the moment they met, to the moment they crossed the finish line, their tenacity exhibits pure spirit: the human spirit, the Holy Spirit, and the fire-in-the-soul kind of spirit that helps us climb mountains and cross rivers, literally and figuratively.

This story is about a girl and her pony, and how in one amazing day they inspired an international community, as Flash became the smallest horse to ever finish the Western States One-Hundred-Mile, One-Day Ride-the Tevis Cup.

Meet the Author:

Claire Eckard is an award-winning author and songwriter who lives in Arizona. Claire loves to write inspirational stories, both fiction and non-fiction that have an impact on the reader. Often her books revolve around the amazing bond between animals and humans. She grew up in England and is obsessed with clotted cream teas and the tranquil English countryside of her youth. Claire is a frequent speaker at schools, events, bookstores and on various podcasts. More information on Claire and links to her latest projects can be found at

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RACE AGAINST TIME Book Tour Giveaway

My Review

I have had the pleasure of reading previous books written by the talented Claire Eckard. It was great to have the opportunity to get my hands on her newest release, Race Against Time: A Girl, a Pony & the Toughest 100 Mile Race in the World. I thought it was a wonderful book to read. It was full of adventure that made me captivated with Flash and Kyla’s tale. I adored their friendship and trust between the two. It was beautiful to see how human and pony were able to such a perfect team and good role models. The plot is full of inspiration that would be a wonderful influence on the younger readers. I was honored to take this journey along each page. I had no problem reading the whole book in one sitting. It was time well spent on a cool and rainy day. 

I am giving Race Against Time: A Girl, a Pony & the Toughest 100 Mile Race in the World five stars. Readers, fans and lovers of horses and equestrian sports, between the ages of nine and fourteen years old, will definitely not want to miss out on reading this one. Once again, I will be looking for more by Claire Eckard in the future. 

I received a paperback copy of Race Against Time: A Girl, a Pony & the Toughest 100 Mile Race in the World from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.