The Quicksilver Horse
This is the second 'horsey' book written by Anne Digby, better known for the Trebizon series. Emma Kenner lured by the prize money, risks her future as a circus star to ride as a jump jockey on her horse Silver because this seems to be the only answer to saving her father's ailing circus. The decision grows into a living nightmare as her fear of racing increases along with her determination not to give in. Emma's predicament is embellished by family jealousies and rivalries at the stables. All, of course, is finally resolved. There are some moments of real tension in an otherwise blandly presented tale. Another book which guarantees an easy but successful read for girls of the top junior/middle school age range.