Hilary C.T. Walker

Biography

Hilary Walker hails from England, but currently lives in Maryland with her husband, two horses, two English bulldogs, schizophrenic barn cat and somewhat tame ginger house cat.

An avid dressage rider, she has written horse-related short stories, fiction and non-fiction books. Her short stories have won competitions in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Jack Harper Trilogy is a new Christian inspirational series through which Hilary hopes to bring readers to a richer understanding of the merciful nature of Christ, Who is always working in our lives to bring us closer to Him.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Jack Harper Trilogy" began as one short novella, "Riding Out the Devil."

The book was inspired by my son's heroic battle with ulcerative colitis. Witnessing his determination not to let this awful disease define who he is, I was moved to create a protagonist with the same illness. My son has proved that a normal life is possible, and I set out to show this through Jack Harper, a talented horse trainer and lapsed Catholic with a dark past.

My uncle read the book and said: "There is a much bigger book trying to get out."

He was right, and the trilogy was born!
What do your fans mean to you?
Feedback from fans of my books has been vital in encouraging me to continue writing, as well as helping me decide which direction my next book should take. I do listen!

For example: I was going to finish writing about Jack Harper after this trilogy. But so many readers have asked for more books about him that I am now working on his next trilogy! :)
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Riding Out the Rough: Book 3 of The Jack Harper Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Inspirational
Jack is reeling from startling revelations about Joe, the teenager to whom he has become a father figure. Now leaked information and an unwelcome visit from his ex-girlfriend threaten to destroy any hopes of winning over Laura, Joe’s widowed mother. Will Jack risk coming clean about his past? Or enter into a relationship with her based on a lie and contrary to his religious beliefs?
Riding Out the Turbulence: Companion Short Story to The Jack Harper Trilogy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » General
A short story. Financial adviser Tim is annoyed to be visiting his parents' farm over Thanksgiving. But instead of a boring country break, his trip becomes an occasion of grief and intense introspection. When he thinks he can return to normal life in the Big Apple, he witnesses two events which challenge his views on life. Will Timothy answer God's call? Or revert to his materialistic lifestyl
Riding Out the Tempest: Book 2 of The Jack Harper Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Jack Harper has apologized to his ex-girlfriend for deserting her, but suspects he may be atoning for something he didn’t do. Then, upon the return of the teenager whom the horse trainer helped, Jack's world spins into emotional turbulence that he is powerless to control. All Jack ever wants to do is train horses – but once again, God has other plans for him.
Riding Out the Devil: Book 1 of The Jack Harper Trilogy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Horse trainer Jack Harper has hidden his evil secrets for nearly two decades. But they quickly unravel on returning to the U.S. from an emergency trip to his native England and he is forced to share an embarrassing truth with total strangers. A wounded Jack opens his reluctant heart to a boy in dire need of what only the trainer can offer, and discovers a talent for healing more than horse
Brittle Diamonds
Price: Free! Words: 77,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Religious
Father Peter is horrified by accusations of sexual abuse against him. Against Catholic teaching, his sister pays a local girl to be her surrogate mother. A close priest friend commits suicide rather than face charges of sexual misconduct. Father Peter is losing faith fast. Atheist Matt wants to help the now terminally ill priest, but will he succeed in clearing Father Peter before he dies?

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