Leigh Meredith was your typical over-achiever, rising to the top in the advertising field, living the high life - trips, penthouses, everything that went along with that privileged lifestyle. She had everything including a successful, good looking fianc who after arriving home on Christmas eve dropped a bombshell telling Leigh that he'd met an old flame from his college days, and had fallen in love all over again - only not with Leigh. Obviously, she needed to regroup and take a look at her life up to that point. Hopping in her car, she left for parts unknown arriving in a small town in the Virginia horse country, taking a minimum wage job, and a tiny cozy apartment. There she would meet crusty Bibs McBride, stable owner and ultimately the one-eyed horse Silver Dreams. Buying Silver Dreams, caring for him and finally riding again she discovered his remarkable speed and with the help of a cantankerous trainer, Whit Riley, entered the high stakes racing world. With a one-eyed horse, and the two wounded souls of Leigh and Whit they would all embark on a journey of healing to ultimately find fulfillment of dreams they once thought were lost.
*** This was a very well-written and fast paced story. Facts revolving around horses, their care, the racing aspect was extremely well-done and well-researched. From one horse lover to another this will definitely prove to be a great read.
The pampered daughter of the New York Courier New editor in cheif, Elizabeth Sheidan is determined to report on more than just society teas and ladies charities. She wants REAL life: the backstreets, the human interest, the excitement of competition. she gets al this and more when she meets Mas Cassidy, a daring reporter making a name for himself with gretty, inside stories for the True Crime Gazette. From the moment the roque journalist leaps into her carriage while being pursed by thugs, a rivalry and a love as big and bold as their ambitions is born.