Race Against Time by Claire Eckard Book Tor, Guest Post, & Giveaway! {Ends 3/17/23}

Mar 10, 2023

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.

Book Details:

Race Against Time by Claire Eckard
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 192 pages
Genre: Creative Non-Fiction
Publisher: Cedar Fort Press
Release date: Jan 10, 2023
Tour dates: Feb 20 to Mar 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.

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Review By LAWonder10:

This book is a true story about an exciting event I was not previously aware of created to tax a horse and rider to their limits. It is held in the western United States. This is also a story about a young girl and her unique horse.

The Law family was a tight-knitted, family who loved animals and had several unusual “pets” and who consisted of a very loving father and mother, who created four children, with very different personalities. However, there were horses abiding there with personalities similar to a few of the individuals.

This author not only told the background story of the challenges and struggles they had made to get to the point of participating in this event, she told the background of the main horse character, but also, interviewed many key people who were a part of this grand venture. The book was never dragged out or boring. The insights of others added to the story content in places it could have become slow-moving. There were very minimal repetitions. The few repetitions were clearly intentional.

The characters were endearing and as real as those mentioned in print. The reader could almost feel he/she knew them.

The scenes were easily visualized as the author described them. The picture on the Book Cover and the additional photos added at the end of the book was phenomenal! The Title was perfect!

This was a very interesting, inspirational, and enlightening book!


I offer a Five Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with n pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review

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 www.claireeckardauthor.com.

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