Released December 5, 2014, Hippolyta Books.
A rescued horse. A washed-up trainer. A teen reaching for a dream.
Cory Iverson’s junior year is off to a lousy start. Publicly humiliated by the school’s hottest guy and terrorized by a bullying band director, she feels like both a loser and a quitter. But when her wandering dog leads her to the barn of a former Grand Prix rider, she finds refuge in the familiar world of horses. A world that sparks a crazy dream.
Cory figures riding in one of the country’s most prestigious shows is a totally unrealistic hope until she rescues a mysterious horse with some unusual talents. But soon other events that threaten her dream spin out of control—dangerous painkillers appear in her mother’s purse; her ballerina sister starts wasting away; and her trainer is hiding a terrible secret.
Worst of all, Cory discovers the horse show world is full of treachery. When her winning spree attracts the attention of a brutal trainer with a string of unexplained horse deaths in her wake, Cory becomes the next target. Trapped in the crosshairs, Cory has to decide if she’ll once again back down and flee, or stand up for herself, her horse, and her dreams.
“A wonderful coming of age story, with a solid plot and plenty of suspense. I rooted for Cory Iverson on every page of this beautifully written novel. Trovillion’s prose is vivid, her equine setting authentic.”
– Sasscer Hill, Agatha, Macavity, and Dr. Tory Ryan Award-nominated author
“Definitely worth reading for people who love horses, music, or remember those teen years when life controlled us rather than the other way around.”
-Marlene Moss, Author, On Writing and Riding
“…the author’s poetic descriptions of the setting, characters and emotions pull us into Cory’s world.”
-Susan Yanguas, Author, Bluff
Coming March 17, 2019!
A half-wild horse, a Celtic legend, and a teen trying to escape…
To save her horses and her life, Regina may have to trust her enemies and betray her friends.
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