GIVEAWAY & Review: Gallant: The Call of the Trail (YA)



Join Us for this Tour:  November 22nd to December 10th

_____ _____

Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ


Book Title Gallant: The Call of the Trail by Claire Eckard
Category:  Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17), 300 pages
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Mill City Press
Release DateSeptember 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 : It’s a saga about love, relationships, personal growth and adventure, set against a backdrop of endurance racing. A strong middle grader/pre-teen could read it.

A gripping journey of a young girl and a foal who are raised together in The Valley of Hearts Delight. Gallant and Gracie have a special bond, rarely seen between a human and a horse. Separated by a bad accident when Gallant is five, each gets a second chance of happiness pursuing the long-distance sport of endurance riding, neither knowing they are leading parallel lives. Will Fate bring them together again? Gallant’s arch nemesis, The Almighty Flash, threatens to destroy all that Gallant has worked for. His misguided ambition and greed, developed at the hands of an abusive owner, has created a darkness in his soul that turns to blind fury when his endurance career is threatened.

_____ _____

Pᴜʀᴄʜᴀs Lɪɴᴋs


Author's Website
Amazon ~ Target

_____ _____

Mʏ Rᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ


Gallant: The Call of the Trail is a totally unique kind of second-chance story. This wholesome tale showcases the undying love, loyalty, and devotion between a girl and her horse.


I sought out adventure stories when I was a young reader, and those that involved animals certainly upped the ante even more. This is a book that would’ve found a permanent place on my keeper shelves.


This emotional tale exudes a heartwarming air from the very beginning. Great-Grandma Grace and her husband Jack sit down with their great-grandson Thomas, to read him a very special book. In this aged and tattered book Thomas learns about Great Grandmother Grace’s early years. It is revealed that Grace was a legendary endurance rider and that her horse named Gallant was the first love that changed her life forever. 


This is a chapter book for teens (but also enjoyable for adults who are young-at-heart.) It is full of emotion and pulls every string of my heart. Line-drawn illustrations scattered throughout the pages add a lot of charm and offer a sweet nostalgic atmosphere of days gone by. I’m pleased there are good, clean, wholesome books like this for young adults to enjoy. Gallant: The Call of the Trail is the perfect book for any animal-loving reader.


*Kudos to the author for donating a portion of the proceeds from this series to a worthy preservation cause. (The Western States Trail Museum.)


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.


_____ _____

Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ


Award winning Author Claire Eckard combines her love of writing with her passion for animals to create memorable children's books that are fun to read, but also include valuable life's lessons. Claire grew up in England and moved to Hawaii in her early twenties where she married her husband of thirty-four years. Together they raised two sons, Mitchell and Matthew. Claire is inspired by her two Granddaughters Mila and Ella, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Arizona mountains where she lives. Claire has a farm full of animals, and has spent many years as a board member and volunteer of her local animal shelter.
connect with the author:  website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

_____ _____

Fᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ Tᴏᴜʀ

Nov 22 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 - Westviel Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 - I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 - Kam's Place – book spotlight
Nov 26 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 26 - Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 - The Page Ladies Book Club – book review
Nov 30 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Bigreadersite – book review
Dec 2 – @twilight_reader – book review
Dec 3 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7 – Captive Dreams Window – book review
Dec 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 - 
My Reading Journeys  - book review / giveaway
Dec 10 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 10 - Books for Books – book spotlight

_____ _____

Tᴏᴜʀ Gɪᴠᴇᴀᴡᴀʏ





  1. Many girls have a fondness and obsession with horses. Learning what goes into taking care of a horse and becoming more of a horsewomen is a consuming passion.


Post a Comment

» 𝐈 𝐀𝐦 𝐀 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐋♡𝐯𝐞𝐫! »