Monday, June 13, 2016

Blog Tour: Race Girl by Leigh Hutton

Race Girl by 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*


My Review: 
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

When I first started this book, I was a little annoyed with it. I had to constantly keep looking words up online to find out what they meant, so that right there left me not wanting to finish the book, but I did. I read on and found Race Girl to be a kind of coming into your own type book. Tully, knew what she wanted to do, and she worked hard for it, only to have the one thing she has always wanted taken away from her. But that doesn't stop her. She keeps on and works extra hard to prove to those around her that she can do it. 

Other than looking up the different words online (I am from the USA and the author is from Austrailia), So yes, words are going to be spelled differently that what you are use to, and yes there are words in there that I didn't know what they were so I looked them up, thank the makers of Kindle that there was the option to look up the words. Leigh is an amazing writer, and I can't wait to read what else she has written.  


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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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

$20 Amazon Gift Card

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Kelly! Glad you liked it! :)


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