About the book
A Sweet, Inspirational Romance about Hope, Horses, and Second Chances!
An introverted horse-whisperer, a famous equine artist, and the mare who brings them together.
“If you are looking for a read to give you comfort, boost your faith, and make you remember how it feels to fall in love, this book is for you!”-
Pamela Stewart, Amazon bestselling author
Main character Tori Reynolds has never liked the term “breaking” horses to ride. Instead, she earns their trust, and can climb aboard a wild mustang the same day she meets it. Her life as a B&B owner and sought-after horse whisperer is pretty much perfect—until a visit to New York City changes everything.
Matt Cheval is a handsome, nationally-known artist. When Tori steps into his Manhattan art show, she unexpectedly finds herself and her horse in his paintings. Angry and frightened, she is now faced with the memory of a day she has spent years trying to forget.
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This painting is of a real horse,” he said. He had never admitted that before. He had always kept it a mystery.
“What about the woman?” someone asked.
He smiled. “The woman?” he said. “Well, every man has a dream woman. I guess she’s mine.”
Matt put the book down and met her eyes. “I came to apologize,” he said. He shoved his hands into the front pockets of his jeans.
Tori crossed her arms. “Apologize for what?” she said.
Matt looked down at the table, considering. Then he looked back up at her. His eyes were soft, honest. “For that day. Four years ago. I had no right.”
Legend says that the dead sheik arranged with the gods to commend the dedication of his mare, so that from then on, any descendant of hers who was possessed of outstanding courage or ability would bear the bloodstains as a mark of honor.
The wind stirred the quiet breeze, and all Matt could see was a rounded hill, and behind that, the top of the barn.
Tori whistled again. Matt heard a subtle rumbling, and then Hope appeared over the hill, trotting in their direction. He would recognize her anywhere by the marking on her shoulder. She was still as beautiful as he remembered.
“A sunset looks better from horseback,” she said, smiling down at him. Suddenly her shyness was gone. Her eyes sparkled as she held a hand out for him. “Come on.”
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Meet the author
Pamela Gossiaux an international bestselling author and the author of the books Good Enough, The Russo Romantic Mysteries, Ordinary Girl, Why Is There a Lemon in My Fruit Salad? How to Stay Sweet When Life Turns Sour, and A Kid at Heart, as well as the highly praised Horses and Hearts inspirational romantic series.
Pamela has been writing and working with writers for several decades. She has a dual BA degree from the University of Michigan in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature, and over 20 years of journalism writing experience. She teaches writing workshops and has been the editor for published books in a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, including best sellers. She has self-published a book on writing called Six Steps to Successful Publication.
An avid horse enthusiast, she enjoys being outdoors and working in her garden. She also loves chocolate and prefers to curl up with a good book in her downtime. Pamela lives on a horse farm in Michigan with her family and three cats. Visit her website at PamelaGossiaux.com.