Released December 5, 2014, Hippolyta Books.
They say there’s no harm in trying. Or is there?
Cory Iverson has her sights set on riding in the prestigious Washington International Horse Show—a tall order for even the most experienced competitors. Problem is, she doesn’t even own a horse. But there’s an even bigger problem: she’s a quitter. Not a casual quitter, but a hard-core, serial, when-the-going-gets-tough quitter. This all starts to change, however, when the opportunity arises to rescue the perfect horse from slaughter and work with an experienced trainer who has the means to get her there. If she stays the course.
But Cory discovers the road to qualifying for Washington is littered with roadblocks when she finds herself surrounded by problems outside her control: prescription painkillers appear in her mother’s purse; her ballerina sister wastes away before her eyes; her boyfriend is keeping secrets from her; and her normally opinionated trainer becomes strangely evasive. Worst of all, the horse show world proves to be full of dangers, including an unscrupulous trainer headed for the same show who will stop at nothing to win, including killing.
Unless Cory quits.
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“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
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