Monday 13 June 2016

Book Tour & Review: Race Girl, The Go Girls Chronicles #3 by Leigh Hutton

Title:Race Girl
Author: Leigh Hutton 
(The Go Girls Chronicles #3) 
Publication date: April 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Fresh on the heels of Michelle Payne’s historic Melbourne Cup win, comes a blockbuster Australian story about a Queensland girl and the ‘race that stops a nation’ . . .
Tully Athens has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of her hero Michelle Payne. Of living up to the Athens name and becoming the third generation of women from her family to rule the track. But Tully’s never been sure she’s got the nerve, and when her mother is killed in a racing accident, her whole world is shattered.
Six months later, in the heat of a Queensland summer, sixteen-year-old Tully is ready to face her fears. But getting back in the saddle leads to a whole lot more than she bargained for, with an out of control crush on the boy from their rival thoroughbred farm – the gorgeous but cocky larrikin Brandon Weston – and a forgotten filly with stardom in her eyes . . .
When faced with the most difficult decision of her life, will Tully choose to train and race her new filly in Melbourne? Or will she sacrifice it all to fight for love on the land that feeds her soul?
It’s only when tragedy rips everything from her that Tully finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action-packed novel of passion, adventure and determination.
RACE GIRL is the highly anticipated third book in The Go Girls Chronicles – bestselling stories of gutsy girls in action sports, by Leigh Hutton!
*A PORTION OF EVERY #RaceGirl book sold goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and to horse-welfare charity, Equine Action Qld*

Race Girl by Leigh Hutton is a first time Author/Read for me it was a simple yet sweet story of a girl who hopes to make it big someday, as a jockey and dreams of winning the Melbourne Cup. Only things are never that easy when everything around her is crashing down. The loss of her mother has a major impact on Tully's feelings with racing & her father is adamant that she not follow her mother's footsteps.
I'm not a horsey person and wasn't sure if i would follow, understand and enjoy the terminology but i did and found it very interesting. The story flows at a nice steady pace till the last few chapters when everything comes to a head and secrets revealed not going to spoil with giving the twists away but its not what i was expecting!!
All in all this was a sweet read covering a new topic for me.

**Arc Gratefully Received for an honest review**  

Leigh Hutton is a former Courier-Mail journalist, dirt bike racer and horse show jumper. Leigh was born in Canada and lives on rural property in southeast Queensland, Australia, with her husband and three young children. When she isn’t writing, managing the relocation and restoration of historic ‘Queenslander’ homes, wrangling the kids or swilling coffee, she loves to read, watch smart TV and movies, ride her motorbike and daydream about gorgeous horses. Her family spell racehorses at their property and making friends with each one is also a favourite pastime of Leigh and her children. Leigh is especially passionate about promoting the growing number of girls and women in all action and equestrian sports, and is thrilled to be drawing on her experiences to bring you the exciting novels of The Go Girls Chronicles . . .

Book one, REV GIRL, OUT NOW!


Book three, RACE GIRL, out April 3rd, 2016!

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :) Glad you liked it this sounds like a great, sweet read!



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