Booktalking "Wild Hearts" by Jessica Burkhart
Brie Carter is one of those kids who never makes friends because her family is constantly uprooted by her father's business. Her sister, Kate, no longer lives with them, but she is a reassuring presence in Brie's life.
Brie is ambivalent about finding herself in Lost Springs. It is a town from a fairy tale. Their rental house is fabulous, and the countryside is breathtaking.
She is quickly taken by the handsome, hard-working, intriguing Logan, and Amy and she giggle as if they have known each other for years.
The conflict is this—Brie's father is building a hotel while Logan's dad rails against the project because it will displace wild mustangs.
I loved the talk of the beautiful countryside and the horses, though the girl's ease with riding seems unrealistic due to her lack of experience.