I received a copy of THE LAST RIDE by Susan K. Marlow from Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the third book in the Circle C Milestones series. This book shows Andrea Carter turning sixteen and greatly in love with Rach life. Uh oh – stuffy Aunt Rebecca is visiting with Cousin Daniel! I did read the first two books in the series, and I felt that this was a smooth continuation. I never read the first series for very young readers, but I know that this one is perfect for teens. It has a strong Christian background that I know many parents will love. Andrea Carter is an excellent role model. I have always loved the “Wild West.” I would have adored these books when I was in junior high and high school. Andrea has a strong family that helps to guide her into becoming a strong woman.
The only thing that bothered me about this book was Andrea and Daniel. I often felt that she turned the other cheek too much with his behaviors. It seemed a bit unrealistic and I thought that it would have helped the story if she hadn’t done that. She could have still been a positive role model even if she had acted a bit differently in those regards.