November 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally – Mini Review and Character Interview


Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) by Miranda Kenneally

presented by Sourcebooks!

Today, we have the star of this great read, Savannah, on the blog
for a quick Q & A!


They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…

add to goodreadsRacing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4)
by Miranda Kenneally
Publication Date:  December 3, 2013
Publisher:   Sourcebooks Fire

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** This title was provided to us by the Publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

MaryAnn NewA rich boy … the girl who works for him at his stable … an unforgettable story that will warm your heart.  Oh yea, I went there.  Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally is another great book in her Hundred Oaks series.  Not only does it include a sweet coming of age story, it also brings the reader deeper into the world of horse racing and shows just how big a deal it is for females.  Apparently, they’re pretty rare, and Savannah will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true.

Moving to the Goodwin estate should be a good thing.  Better opportunities for both her and her father.  Make some money to help out with a new baby brother on the way.  Perhaps move her way up at the Goodwin stables.  But nothing prepared her for this:  Jack Goodwin, son and heir to the Goodwin fortune and becoming a female Jockey.

But the ever present rule of “thou shalt not date the bosses son”, Savannah can’t fight her attraction to Jack.  But the dreaded question of whether Jack feels the same connection that Savannah feels is always on her mind.  If Jack will do whatever it takes to make his father proud, including dating someone that he feels absolutely no attraction to, can Savannah be even sure that Jack’s intentions are true?  Or is he using Savannah in order for him to win a race…

Feel good books make me smile.  And yes, when I turned the last page of Racing Savannah by Miranda Keneally, I totally had a smile on my face.  You do not have to read the other books in this series to completely enjoy this book (as is the same with the other Hundred Oaks books).

Do past characters make an appearance?  Yes…and no.  It seems Racing Savannah is a little ways into the future, where past characters are beyond the high school/early college emotional life situations.  I guess I was so committed to the story line of Savannah and Jack, that the actually reappearance of past characters totally flew way over my head…until I finally had the ahh ha (!) moment.  Yes, yes…shame on me.

Needless to say, Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally is a great addition to the Hundred Oaks series.  Fans of a star-crossed lovers type reads, with a dash of horses and horse racing action, will really enjoy reading this book.


Character Interview with Savannah

 Hi Savannah!   We know you’re pretty busy working with horses and appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Savannah:  Thank you for having me. I don’t like spending much time inside on the computer, but Jack tells me that giving interviews and public relations are an important part of being a horse jockey for Cedar Hill Farms, so here I am. Wait, I wasn’t supposed to say that out loud, was I? oops – %*#* 

Everyone has their own perception of what the “perfect” boyfriend is.  What about you?  What do you look for in a guy?

Savannah:   Any guy I date has to respect me as much as I respect him. He has to love animals. Being able to rock a cowboy hat is an added bonus! 

If you could compare your guy to a movie star, who would he resemble the most?

Savannah:  I think Jack looks a lot like Austin Butler, but with a cowboy hat and three dogs following him around all the time.

We know horses are your passion (obvi!) Is there anything else you like to do in your spare time?

Savannah:  I’m a candy fiend, so I love taste-testing lollipops. I enjoy hanging out with the new friend I made when I moved to Tennessee. Rory wants to be a screenwriter, so I spend a lot of time beta-reading his screenplays, which mostly seem to be about sex and explosions and more sex.

If we were to press play on your music player, what would the next song in queue be?

Savannah:  “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift.

What is one movie that you would watch over and over again, and never get sick of it?

Savannah:  I love “Sweet Home Alabama” – that Reese Witherspoon movie, about how a small-town girl moves to New York City to pursue her dreams, but then comes back to Alabama to hook up with her ex-husband again.

Any advice for our readers out there regarding life, crushes, and happiness?

Savannah:  Don’t settle for anything. If you want something, go after it!

Thanks so much again for the quick Q & A Savannah!  We hope you’ll come and visit again soon!

Savannah:  Thank you for having me! *leaps away from the computer and runs back outside to the barn*



Miranda Kenneally is the author of CATCHING JORDAN, STEALING PARKER, THINGS I CAN’T FORGET, and RACING SAVANNAH. Her fifth book, most likely to be titled BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE, is coming out in July 2014. She enjoys reading and writing young adult literature, and loves Star Trek, music, sports, Mexican food, Twitter, coffee, and her husband.

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