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A Horse Book by a Horse Lady
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A Horse Book by a Horse Lady

I feel like this is a subject close to each of us.

You know how much I love those books. You know how much I love linking you guys to these books, the ones I can't put down at night until I've read the last few pages four times over and have written a tick post about it here.

Today I picked up a new one and didn't stop until I had finished. Lunch was a little late. My tea over boiled a little. But it was completely worth it.

Published in 2015 by Mara Dabrishus, Stay The Distance is the story of a girl who finds her meaning in life with horses. From an unhappy and unstable family life, the protagonist July Carter ends up meeting a filly who she plans on training for a derby. Naturally, there are obstacles the both of them need to overcome in order to do so.

July Carter’s world is perfect from the back of a horse. From the ground, everything is a complete mess: her jockey mom ran off for California years ago, her dad always seems more interested in the horses than in her, and the horse July wants for herself will never be hers.

Even though the New York racing circuit has taught her not to get attached, July can’t help connecting with Kali, a hopeless filly that refuses to run when it counts. When bankruptcy rumors start swirling around the barn, the future is murkier than ever. July can’t stand losing one more thing, and Beck, the barn owner’s son, knows more about the rumors than anyone else. July will get the truth, even if she has to pry it out of him, for Kali’s sake and her own.

Excerpt from Goodreads.

It's the first in a series of books called the Stay The Distance series, and the third book dropped into stores at the end of last January... so I know what I'll be reading tonight!

Photo by Jessica Cross on Flickr.

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