Book Review & Giveaway: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael

Book Title: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael
Category:  Children’s Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Ek-9 Solutions & Services, LLC
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Change can be difficult, especially for Savanna. When she gets a new trainer at a new barn, she can’t help thinking about how much she’ll miss Colts & Company. More than that…she’s a little scared. What will happen when Savanna swallows her fear and takes a chance on Happenstance Farms?

A fun, relatable story about a girl and her pony, your child will love keeping up with the adventures at Happenstance Farms. With charming characters, lots of laughs, and social-emotional learning, this book is the perfect addition to any home or classroom library.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Savanna is going to visit Happenstance Farms for the first time. Her trainer moved so they had to find a new home for her pony where Savanna could continue training. At first, she’s apprehensive but once she meets her new trainer and she makes a couple of new friends, she thinks she’s going to like it here.

It’s fun to watch Savanna get to know Happenstance Farms. The illustrations in this picture book are gorgeous, and they bring the story alive. The colors are rich and vibrant.

There is also a lesson to be learned in Happenstance Farms: A New Home that even though change is scary, it is important to face it and take a chance because change is often good.

Savanna and her pony, Coffee

About the Author

McMichael serves as the Senior Manager and Information Technology Business Partner for Training Solutions and Global Training Systems & Services in Boeing Global Services. She is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of domestic and international experience in air traffic management and operations.  

McMichael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s certificate in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University.  She is a recipient of The
Boeing Company CTO Technical Excellence Award, Women of Color in Technology
“Rising Star” award, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Training Achievement Award, and the International William A. Parenteau Memorial Award from the Air Traffic Control Association.  McMichael serves on the Advisory Board of SSM St. Charles Health Center, and the Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization board.


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7 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael

  1. Audrey Stewart January 16, 2022 / 9:39 am

    My daughter loves horses. She’ll love this book.

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  2. Shelly Peterson January 16, 2022 / 2:14 pm

    Such a cute book.


  3. megan allen January 23, 2022 / 10:53 pm

    This looks so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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