Skye Wieland – Sarah’s Gift

From the Back Cover:

Sarah White, an Aussie horse trainer running away from her past, tries to start a new life at a safari business in South Africa. Elephant culling, strange recurring dreams, and a supernatural encounter lead her to discovering an amazing gift she has. Will she use this gift or remain paralyzed by her traumatizing memories?

Sarah’s Gift is the first book of Skye Wieland’s Dare to Follow trilogy about a group of friends who find God and themselves in the midst of adventure, danger, and amazing vista.

Amanda’s Review:

Sarah’s Gift is a great debut novel from Australian author, Skye Wieland. Her descriptions of the African savannah and the different wildlife which exists there brought them to life as I read. Skye is obviously very familiar with horses as well, as the relationship between horse and rider throughout the novel is a highlight.

The development of Sarah and Mark in their character as well as their relationship together progressed to a wonderful ending, with a hint of more to come in the following books in the series. This novel struck me as being delightfully different from many other romances, and the difference lies in ‘Sarah’s gift’ — a unique idea that made me think ‘what if’, but it was thoroughly enjoyable, and you will have to read it to find out more.

The best thing I took away from this Sarah’s Gift was the reminder that God doesn’t revoke His calling, even when we make huge mistakes. One warning for sensitive readers: there was a moment in the story which I felt was quite gory, but it was relatively brief and didn’t detract from the story as a whole. If that doesn’t bother you, if you love romance and animals, and enjoy a bit of adventure thrown in, this book is for you.

About the Author:

Skye Wieland lives in Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two children where they share a love of horses. She is a secondary high school teacher with a passion to help students discover their potential in life and to strive for it.

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