THE COWGIRL JUMPED OVER THE MOON
"Linda Ballou captures the energy, excitement and adrenalin rush of the Grand Prix jumping world that has kept me in the game all these years."
-Susan Hutchison, 2015 Inductee, National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, which "honors excellence by providing recognition, education, and appreciation for the achievements of the horsemen and horses who have made the sport of show hunters so rich in history."
"An adventure that captivates, from show arena to back-country wilderness. Inspirational in the power of the human spirit."
Charisse Glenn - International Endurance Rider and Trainer
I found the adventures of this young cowgirl hero exciting and reminiscent of my own youthful horse adventures. Getting inside the hearts and emotions of Linda's characters was fascinating. Her attention to detail in both the jumping arena as well as her great love and understanding of the outdoors makes for a very realistic adventure with a window into both of these worlds."
-Sharon North Pohl, Founder of Willow Pond Ranch and Farm a non- The
The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon
“I could smell the leather and sweat, feel the wind buffeting the flags at the shows, hear the whispers of the trees when Gemcie was out in the trail. That and the part centered around Gemcie's trek through the mountains really made the read something special. I didn’t just follow along with Gemcie and the animals, but felt I was there with them, feeling the cold on my face, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and enjoying the solitude.
Five Stars! It is a wonderful book about Gemcie's journey of discovery, of self and what’s important and finding her real happiness in life.” Complete review on Amazon
The Spirit Is Never Lost - Amazing Story
Sometimes life knocks you around and all you can do is hold on, and try to find yourself again. The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon is such a story. Pick this one up, it will do your heart good! Complete review on Amazon.
-Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf