Imagine moving from downtown New York City, to a middle-of-no-where Texas longhorn ranch. Sound pretty extreme? Well, that is precisely what Jules O’Connor and her mother do between the pages of Juliette Turner’s brand new novel, “That’s Not Hay in My Hair”.
Suited for the tween-age reader, “That’s Not Hay in My Hair” is like a gentle jaunt through the pasture. With plenty of details, colourful descriptions, and one part in particular that I dare you not to cry, Miss Turner will take you home to the range for a visit with the horses, a fourth of July celebration, and just a typical day of caring for the longhorns, dogs, cats, horses, and pony that make up the residence of this Texas ranch.
At times, “That’s Not Hay in My Hair” may seem to move very slowly. Still, this meandering style is not without its charm. The only drawback to this book is that some of the adult characters (two in particular) may act a bit unrealistic at times – even immature, and less than exemplary to young readers. Aside from this, “That’s Not Hay in My Hair” makes a solid choice for any country-girls-at-heart, whether they live in New York and L.A., or miles and miles from the nearest civilization.
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