3 Reasons to Read… One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman

3 Reasons to Read
So many books come out each week making it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite release from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love it too!

This week our selection is One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman. Are you ready to hear more about this book that and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons to Read… One Silver Summer by Rachel HickmanOne Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman
Published by Scholastic Press on April 26, 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 272
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The thinking girl's summer romance: a gorgeously written story of love and loss with a thrilling royal twist!

After a car accident claims her mother's life, Sass is sent to Cornwall to live with the uncle she's never met. All she wants is to be alone, to come to terms with the new Sass -- the girl who can't forget the screech of tires, the crunch of metal.

With its rocky beaches and secluded fields, Cornwall is the perfect place to hide. It gets even better when Sass glimpses a silver horse and starts sneaking off to spend time with the one creature who makes her grief feel manageable.

During one of her visits, Sass runs into Alex, the horse's owner. At first, he shows nothing but disdain for the trespassing American. But despite his brusque manner, he feels an affinity for the curious girl with the sad eyes, and offers to teach her to ride.

Sass never expected to feel anything again, yet soon she finds herself falling for Alex. But Alex has a secret -- a bombshell that could shatter Sass's fragile trust. . . and force him to abandon the only girl who made him believe in true love.

3 Reasons You Should Read

One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman


  • We love discovering new debut authors to love. Rachel Hickman fits that description perfectly. It was one of the reasons we were drawn to the book, and one of the reasons we were so impressed with what we found within the pages of One Silver Summer.
  • Alex. Alex. Alex. Prepare to swoon. No really. This British hottie is going to capture your heart.
  • Horses and LOTS of beautiful imagery. This one is going to leave you wanting to travel or at the very least imagining yourself right there beside Sass.


***Meet Rachel Hickman***

Author Rachel HickmanRachel Hickman has been with Chicken House since its inception. She has worked with Barry Cunningham for more than 15 years – forming a professional relationship that combines Barry’s boundless enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and talent spotting ability with her own good strategic planning, lateral thinking, creative marketing and art management.

Rachel wanted to work in children’s books since joining the Puffin Club as a child. After a degree in English and Publishing at Oxford Brookes, she began a career that has now spanned 25 years. In 1987, Rachel Hickman was recruited by Barry Cunningham to work at Penguin Children’s Books where she was Publicity and Promotions Manager. In 1994, she left to head the children’s marketing department at Harper Collins Children’s Books. Throughout her career, Rachel has worked with the most famous names in children’s publishing including Roald Dahl, Dick King-Smith, Ursula Moray Williams, Roger McGough and Posy Simmonds.

She lives in the countryside in Hampshire with her husband and two children (plus the dog and horse!). Her first novel for children, One Silver Summer, will be published by Scholastic Inc. in 2016.

Find Rachel Here:
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One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman

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