thing that Robin Gibson wants for her sixteenth birthday is a 1968 Presidential
Blue Mustang. Following their family tradition, what her parents promise her is
a horse of her own, one with four legs, not four wheels. Mom competes in
endurance riding, Dad does calf roping, her older brother games and her older
sister loves three-day eventing, but Robin proudly says that she doesn't do
horses. She'll teach her controlling family a lesson by bringing home the worst
horse she can find, a starved, abused two-year-old named Twaziem.
figures she'll nurse him back to health, sell him and have the money for her
car. Rescuing and rehabilitating the Morab gelding might be a bigger challenge
than what she planned. He comes between her and her family. He upsets her
friends when she looks after his needs first. Is he just an investment or is he
part of her future? And if she lets him into her heart will she win or will she
Vicky Miller feels overloaded since her parents filed for divorce. Her mother
got the house and a new job. Her step-dad has the new car and a new girlfriend.
Vicky has the five kids, her younger half-brothers and sisters who range from
18 months to 10 years old to look after and her own life now comes second to
their needs and wants.
six months of house-cleaning, baby-sitting, cooking, non-stop laundry and Vicky
is through waiting for her life to improve. She has plans for her sophomore
year at Lincoln High and they don't include being an unpaid servant. If it
takes a constant battle to attend her riding classes and complete her
internship at Shamrock Stable, she's ready to fight for her goal to be the best
natural horse trainer around.
parents may not have time for her to be with horses, but she has dreams no one
can steal. Why should she give them away? But will keeping them mean she loses
McElroy wants for Christmas is a guarantee the horses at Shamrock Stable will
be home for the holidays. Her mother has decided they can't keep every horse
and should sell some. Now, what can Sierra do to save her friends and Christmas
show rider, Dani Wilkerson, loves her Quarter Horse mare, Lady, and wants to
ride Western or ‘cowgirl’ style with her friends at Shamrock Stable. However,
her glory-seeking parents have other plans for Dani that include three-day
eventing and an eventual career in Olympic competition. They think all her
riding activities should support this goal. While she wishes they understood
her need to express her individuality, she also hates to disappoint them.
discovers their plans to enroll her in an elite boarding school, sell Lady, and
buy her an award-winning, event horse. Stunned by the betrayal, Dani knows she
must stop them somehow. She isn’t a mere extension of their egos. When she
fights back, she learns just how far they will go to achieve their ends, but
how can she possibly defeat them?
lives and works at her family business, Horse Country Farm, just outside of
Granite Falls in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses
since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of
families. Her life experiences span adventures from dealing cards in a casino,
attending graduate school to get her Masters in Teaching degree, being a
substitute teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve—all leading to her second
career as a published author.