Sixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind an abandoned, violent horse and a blue eyed cowboy Only neither is hers Lucy has never attracted much attention from boys, but she can t seem to ignore her blue eyed co worker, Casey Parker A true cowboy, Lucy becomes enthralled by his gentle way with the horses atSixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind an abandoned, violent horse and a blue eyed cowboy Only neither is hers Lucy has never attracted much attention from boys, but she can t seem to ignore her blue eyed co worker, Casey Parker A true cowboy, Lucy becomes enthralled by his gentle way with the horses at the Red Rock Ranch However, she is very aware that Taylor Johnson, rodeo queen extraordinaire and blonde bombshell, already has her spurs in him And, there s no crossing Taylor Not until a mysterious horse appears on the ranch and pushes Lucy and Casey together The two are willing to do anything to save the black gelding that doesn t want a thing to do with them or the human race But, every step forward with the once broken animal makes Lucy fall harder for him and for Casey.
Lucy s Chance Sixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind an abandoned violent horse and a blue eyed cowboy Only neither is hers Lucy has never attract
I really loved this book the passion Lucy has for Chance is really beautiful. Recommend giving it a read.
I enjoyed this YA story. Sure, the plot is a little predictable but it still gets the job done. If you love horses, it’ll be easy to put yourself in Lucy’s shoes and you’ll want the horse saved. The author captured the emotions that come with it: the horse’s fear of humans and enclosures, the MC’s thrill of slowly overriding them, the doubts of the outcome and the worries for the horse’s future to name just a few. In addition, there’s the young cowboy who wants to help both Lucy an [...]
Loved this book! Read it all in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. From the first few pages I was sixteen again, reliving those wonderful days when my whole world revolved around horses. Great pace, great characters, and plenty of fun plot twists to keep the story moving. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
Fun read with a likeable protagonist and supporting cast. I appreciated that the antagonist was not all bad - as characters in novels so often can be. A good page-turner and enjoyable read that I have added to my list of recommended horsy books.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little bit choppy in some places, but it was definitely a really fun summer read.Lucy gets summer job at Red Rock Ranch. She meets Casey, a handsome and kind cowboy. Unfortunately, Taylor Johnson, rich and talented, has her claws in him. When a wild horse comes out of nowhere, Lucy makes it her mission to whip him up into a ranch horse. Lucy and Casey were pretty sweet characters. Both were hard workers and great people. Both are determined to save the black [...]
Find this review and more at PopCrunchBoom!Final Grade: B+Read Why below: This read was a true summer beach book. It's a quick read about a sixteen-year-old girl finding her confidence and strengths. Lucy is a lover of horses and excited to be at the ranch for the summer working as a stable-hand. In the beginning she's trying to find her place among the people at the ranch--feeling a little alone and homesick. Until one day while out on a trail ride and a mysterious and dangerous horse appears. [...]
I have not had the chance to read many western themed pony books so I took the opportunity to provide an honest review in exchange for a digital copy of the book.Lucy’s Chance features the staples of modern YA equestrian fiction–a summer job with horses, a potential romance, an antagonist who is the complete opposite to the protagonist, and a horse in need of a chance.The story follows Lucy and Chance as their relationship evolves. While everyone else labels Chance crazy, Lucy is determined [...]
3.5 starsI received this book via Goodread First Reads. This in no way affects my opinion.This book was a fun 'summer' kind of read. It's happy, a bit predictable, with cute romance and horses. I liked Lucy a lot. She was a relatable character; even thought I couldn't relate to some of her life experiences, her emotions were spot on. For example, her boy troubles with Chase. I'm sure a lot of girls will be able to relate to that.Chance was a very interesting horse. I liked him, but at the same t [...]
This is a wonderful, clean book for anyone crazy about horses and the bond between horse and rider.From the back cover: Sixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind: an abandoned, violent horse and a blue-eyed cowboy. Only neither is hers. Lucy has never attracted much attention from boys, but she can’t seem to ignore her blue-eyed co-worker, Casey Parker. A true cowboy, Lucy becomes enthralled by his gentle way with the horses at th [...]
An excellent horse story which made me laugh and get a little teary at time. I smiled on learning it's based in Oregon as I've a friend there, so it was a joy to read about the landscape as I could easily picture her there. Feeling familiar with the setting made me feel a bit familiar with the characters, even though it was the first time I'd met them. Taylor really got on my nerves, especially with how nice she wasn't to Lucy, who could have done with a bit more help on her first few days at th [...]
16-year-old Lucy is working as a stable hand at Red Rock Ranch for the summer, which was definitely her dream job until she's facing down a loose baby steer. Baby cows are not as lovable and cuddly as they initially appear, and Lucy is left to ponder this after the steer knocks her on her butt and pretty cowboy Casey witnesses the whole thing. Welcome to Lucy's summer.Never has a book successfully yanked me back to the days of Thoroughbred than Brittney Joy's Lucy's Chance. Lucy is a protagonist [...]
This Young Adult book is a tremendous read! Lucy is thrilled to be helping out on a guest ranch when she turns sixteen, and summer stretches ahead of her. Can she cope with getting run over by cattle, and being called the help by a snobby young rodeo queen? A black horse which is seemingly wild bursts out of the brush on a trail ride and another stablehand, Casey, manages to rope him and tug him down to the ranch buildings. If nobody claims the horse and he can't be trained, the ranch owner will [...]
This is a must read for all horse-loving, nature orientated girls out there. From the first page on, the author pulls the reader into a very true to life ranch setting with vivid descriptions and a real ranch feeling.Sixteen-year-old Lucy is thrilled to have a summer job on the ranch helping out with the animals and guests. Although she's been riding since she was ten, she quickly learns that there's more to ranch life than just riding horses. Not only is Lucy a very believable girl with realist [...]
A real feel good story of a girl and a wild mustang called Chance, that reminded me of the Black Stallion and Alec except in a cowboy environment. The imagery of the Oregon countryside was beautifully depicted and I now want to go have my own cowgirl adventure!Written for a young teen to YA audience, the book has a sweet love story as a subplot and the final chapters had me gripping my Kindle in suspense. As far as characters go, Chance's personality really stood out and there was a nice paralle [...]
This YA novel is perfect for the young at heart horse lover. Lucy is 16 and working on a guest ranch as a stablehand, She is the type of girl more interested in spending time in the barn with horses than worrying about clothes or makeup. This summer job is a dream come true. The first day is a little shaky with an unexpected run-in with a steer. But things go smoothly until a seemingly wild black horse appears while on a trail ride. The horse is taken back to the ranch where he captures Lucy’s [...]
Lucy's Chance (Red Rock Ranch, Book 1) is a charming book that was a delight to read from cover to cover. Centered around horses and Lucy, the girl who loves them, the author thoroughly explores the bond, relationship and trust between horse and rider. Lucy's frustrations and joys are relatable and her crush on Casey is tender yet not smutty. Lucy's journey reminds me a bit of Wild Horse, Wild Ride (a documentary about training mustangs) and while reading the book, made me want to jump on my own [...]
I LOVED Lucy's Chance. I can't believe how amazingly action packed the first few chapters were. I was instantly hooked on this horse book. Brittney Joy clearly knows the horse world and I enjoyed that the book went behind the scenes of what it would be like to work on a ranch. I felt connected to all the characters and appreciated that horses were just as important to the plot as the people. I galloped right out and bought the second book the minute I finished the first. I can't wait to find out [...]
I really enjoyed this YA horse story. It was a quick read, well-written, and kept me engaged throughout. As a horse-lover myself, I appreciated Lucy's growing attachment to the rescued horse, Chance. While the storyline was a bit predictable at times, it did not prevent me from enjoying the story. This is a clean read that is appropriate for younger YA readers. I look forward to reading the next book in the Red Rock Ranch series.
Great read for the summer! For all you horse lovers, this book won't disappoint. Lucy, is a lucky young gal who gets to work on a ranch for the summer. I can totally relate with the characters, they were well developed and interesting. There's an wily horse who needs a touch of love, cowboys, a dash of romance, and great adventure in terms of a horse race. I look forward to and hope there will be more adventures at Red Rock Ranch in the future!
Fun horsey read great for the teen and younger reader. Loved the heroine, Lucy, and her gorgeous black gelding, Chance. Loved the action scenes and tender moments between Lucy and Chance in the barn. Would have liked some more description of the ranch and it's buildings and land early on in the book as I've always dreamed of visiting a true American ranch. Also looking forward to learning more about Lucy's background in Joy's subsequent titles. A fun read by a very lovely author :)
I enjoyed this book very much. As someone who used to work at a horse ranch, this book took me back to those summer days spent with the horses. For those who don't know much about horses, this book is a good read to get a peek into life on a ranch. I have a young daughter that already has an interest in horses, so I think I'll keep this one for her to read when she's older. Can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what else happens during Lucy's summer at Red Rock!
Really enjoyed this YA adult book a lot, and can't wait to read the next in the series! Lucy is easy to relate to, and her struggles and worries about working with her horse, Chance, are completely easy to relate to. Brittney's description of the ranch and the mountains had me wanting to leave right now and book a stay at the ranch. I found the book exciting and a fun page turner. Five stars!
This was such a sweet book. It's targeted at the teenage age but I think it was a sweet story most between a girl and her horse. A descriptive word did confuse slightly however I really enjoyed it my only complaint was it ended. I wanted more especially of the love story that was only briefly touched. Good job!
“Red Rock Ranch” is a beautiful love story between a girl and a horse.Read full review in the 2014 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.
its an amazing book I really loved it
I really enjoyed this book. I wish the characters had been a little more developed, but for a novella, but the story line was excellent.
this is a cute book about a girl and the love of her horse. Great read
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An enjoyable read filled with wonderful horsey goodness :-) Perfect for any young horse lover. Nice balance of action riding scenes, young love developing and an adorable horse getting a second chance at a better life.