Reviews for Turning on a Dime


Turning on a Dime is a gripping narrative filled with delightfully original moments—perfect for young adults who love horses, stories of racial confrontation, feisty female protagonists, and unique timeslip dilemmas.

Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Many authors have made a hash of transporting characters in time, but Dana nails it in Turning on a Dime, a gripping tale with plenty of horses and unexpected plot twists. Just imagine a feisty 21st-century black girl waking up on a Southern plantation during the Civil War, when everyone is in peril—including the horses. This is Maggie Dana’s best work yet.

Dale Leatherman, author of Courting Danger

Turning on a Dime is a page-turning ride through an important and tragic part of American history . . . it’s no surprise that Dana gets the horse details right, and she proves she knows the details of the South during the Civil War just as well.

Kim Ablon Whitney, author of The Perfect Distance

Wonderfully done; the story of two girls brought together across history and a racial divide is really clever and moving. Turning on a Dime is a winner.

Eliza Graham, author of Blitz Kid

With engaging writing that will appeal to middle-grade and tween readers, Turning on a Dime tackles the tough subjects of prejudice and slavery while providing a few humorous moments—imagine an 1860s Southern belle with a bra and an iPhone—to break up the tension. And yes, I cried at the end it was so touching.

Linda Benson, author of The Girl Who Remembered Horses



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