Would you ride your precious horse too hard, just so you can beat your best friend?
Joanna did, driven by the ghost of her highly competitive mother. Remorse and fear engulf Joanna when she finds her best friend, Diane had disappeared on that same day. Joanna walks away from everything to do with horses to run the county show with her Dad.
Years later, Challenger returns, bringing to a head the series of events that has burst Joanna’s little bubble. He seems determined to savage her, every time she goes near him. Diane also returns, but Joanna cannot quite trust her. Does she really want to re-kindle the friendship or does she have an ulterior motive?
Joanna’s worst fears are realised when Dianne makes the ultimate betrayal. Her life must be rebuilt once again. Is all as bad as it seems? Will the horses and dogs she meets on her journey help her to heal and finally find love? Can Challenger forgive her?
‘A beautiful rural family drama, especially for horse and animal lovers!’ – Genevieve Raas. ‘A lovely, light read … when you need a bit of balm for the soul.’ – UK Maire.
Explore how horses can read your inner turmoil and reflect it back as you enjoy what readers are calling, ‘uplifting’, ‘richly detailed’ and ‘a gripping read.’
‘Anna Rashbrook has plenty in the story to interest horse lovers and dog lovers, including some hilarious moments involving a pair of frisky puppies! The spirit of God adds religious and spiritual aspects to a moving story.’ – Kindle Reader