On the Seventh Day of Christmas, Velvet Rider brought to me… a giveaway from author Natalie Keller Reinert!
Enter to win a signed paperback of her latest book, Ambition. I read and wrote a review of this book a few months ago which you can read here. Ambition is about a young woman, Jules Thornton, who has spent her life as a working student and trying everything she can to make it to the top. Growing up, that meant riding any horse that came through her barn and cleaning up after the more privileged girls she went to school with. Instead of attending college, she broke out on her own, bought an old farm in Ocala, and began her training business. She had rescued an off the track Thoroughbred from an auction who slowly became her eventing star but didn’t quite have what it took to make it to the Advanced level in eventing. Would she push him too far? You have to read this book!
Any of Natalie’s books make wonderful holiday gifts!
The Head and Not the Heart – “Horses have always been Alex’s obsession. Their presence has defined her life: all her choices, from her love-life to her career, have been made with horses as her priority. But the horse business isn’t for the sentimental, and it’s growing harder for her to tamp down her emotions and think about the horses with her head and not her heart. Dealing with love, loss, and obsession – all the components of a life with horses – “The Head and Not The Heart” brings the world of racehorses and the people who love them to life.” This is a great read!
Other People’s Horses – (sequel to the above book). “Six horses and Saratoga. It’s a young trainer’s dream come true, and it’s happening for Alex at last: Alexander is entrusting the farm’s racing string to her while he heads Down Under to help run his sick brother’s farm. But Saratoga isn’t interested in Alex without Alexander. Unproven and decidedly female in a man’s world, Alex finds herself the target of old-school racetrackers certain she married her way into training good horses. At the same time, her naïve assistant, Kerri, is far too interested in the less-than-scrupulous trainer who shares their barn. But running a racing stable doesn’t leave much time for petty fights and stable rivalries. Horses need to be worked, races need to be run. And Alex has her eye on something besides the winner’s circle: a funny-faced filly, a chestnut nobody with a spotty blaze and a decided lack of brakes. Saratoga thinks the filly has a screw loose. But Alex knows better.” You will be drawn into this story and into the track’s backside!
Horse Famous – This is one of my all time favorites and I have begged Natalie to move it from a short story to a full novel! I want to know the rest of this girl’s story so bad! “Horse-Famous” delves into the obsessive, traditional culture of British horsemanship. After half-a-life on the run from the horse business, Holly has spent six months pouring all her energy into renovating an old farm into a model equestrian center, according to the strict rules of the English Equestrian Council Manual, a book she knows by heart. But the white-glove inspection will uncover more than cobwebs in the tack room: in Holly’s tumultuous youth, she was a famous rider.”
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