A Wild Ride Through Florida's Horse Country
Jules came to Ocala one year ago, with only one goal on her mind: becoming a top Three-Day Event rider and trainer. She's young, hungry, and driven by demons only she knows about. To Jules, being fiercely ambitious is simply the fuel she needs to achieve her dreams.
But to the rest of the Ocala equestrian set, Jules Thornton is a nasty know-it-all who deserves whatever comeuppance she gets.
It will take a hurricane to blow some sense into Jules, and even then, she won't be quick to accept help. If Jules is going to succeed, she has to learn to let go of her past and embrace a different version of the world she's built for herself: one in which people can be just as trustworthy as horses, and everyone deserves a fair shake. With deepening friendships, a budding romance, and a fresh start, Jules could be on the road to recovery.
If she doesn't mess it up for herself.
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Casey Halbach's life is perfectly fine. Loving boyfriend, great friends, a job with her very own cubicle. So why does it feel like something's missing?
When a chance meeting with an energetic riding instructor has Casey getting back into the saddle after fifteen years away from horses, she realizes the missing piece in her life is horse-shaped.
Returning to equestrian life as an adult? There's only one word for this experience: chaos!
Join Casey on an intensely relatable journey through the challenges of trying to create a balanced life that's really worth living.
Welcome to Catoctin Creek, where the sunsets are spectacular and the townspeople are friendly - mostly! In this small Maryland village, love has a way of taking root in the most beautiful of places. Sweet and clean romance perfect for all ages, the Catoctin Creek series welcomes you to put on the kettle, put up your feet, and slip away to someplace more comfortable. From horse farms to country diners, you'll find a wealth of beauty, fun, and friendship in Catoctin Creek!
This horse racing duo aren't like any couple you've read about before! Discover the people who dedicate their lives to the Thoroughbred horse in the Alex & Alexander Series, and learn more about the inner workings of this celebrated sport. With beautiful horses, intense training and racing scenes, and tack room banter, you'll find these books are the perfect way for equestrians and non-horsey alike to spend an afternoon of reading. If your inner child still loves Heartland, Thoroughbred, The Saddle Club, or The Black Stallion, you've found your perfect new series.
Amanda Wakefield has always been a Hunter Princess in Jules's eyes. But there's more to Amanda than sitting pretty in the show-ring. And when she's selected for a reality show about equestrians, Amanda knows she can finally show the world what she's really made of. It's a shame no one ever told Amanda not to believe everything she sees on TV.
Return to Briar Hill Farm for another horse-filled adventure in Florida! When Jules and Pete invite Grace of Seabreeze Equestrian Center (Show Barn Blues) to their farm for the summer, it sounds like a great way to get in some training for the fall season. But friends have other ideas...and so does the Florida hurricane season.
Kayla is just looking for Mr. Right -- Horse, that is. When she thinks the stars are aligning, though, she finds out her sweetheart deal comes with strings: an arrogant house-mate she's already on the outs with. Enjoy a light-hearted and fun-loving enemies-to-lovers romp through Ocala’s equestrian scene, with some unexpected characters along the way!
Fulfilling a dream for a friend? That's all in a day's work for Katie, who (almost) single-handedly saved Sea Horse Ranch and Hell and Dammit Cay from ruination. So when the island's resident old salt, Marchant, has a brush with death that leaves him longing to satisfy some of his long-deferred desires, Katie is on the job. She'll just fit in alongside recording a new album with Lou, right?
From the country hills of Ocala, Florida to the storied turns of Saratoga Racecourse, this racing adventure is perfect for fans of classic series like The Black Stallion or Thoroughbred. Think of them as horse books -- all grown up! Including all five books in the series, including two award finalists, this collection will take you into the heart of equestrian life.
In a hidden corner of rural Florida, there’s a place where gleaming horses graze on green pastures, a round pool of clear water shimmers with the brilliance of a blue diamond, and majestic live oaks stretch their tangled branches over an old white cottage. A place where friends gather, children play, and riding skills are honed. This is Briar Hill Farm.
Jules Thornton galloped into Ocala in Ambition, and she was determined to never leave Florida's horse country. With her gaze set firmly on becoming Three-Day Eventing's newest star, Jules isn't afraid of anything the equestrian world can throw at her. Begin the breakthrough equestrian women's fiction series now with this 7-book complete collection!
Jules has spent her adult life bouncing from one farm to another. Just once, she'd like to find a place she can call home. As she rekindles relationships with her family, her yearning has only grown stronger. But is there a home waiting for Jules and her horses? Or is she destined to live a nomadic life? Join your favorite cast of characters on their way to find home at last.
This time, Jules might be in over her head. Jules is feeling the pinch from every direction. There are championships on the line, new horses in the barn, and a general feeling of chaos in the air. Luckily, Jules has old friends to count on. But it seems like everyone wants a piece of Jules—and she doesn’t know if she can turn in a winning season for Alachua Eventing Co-op, or for herself.
Jules the riding instructor. It’s not exactly what she expected out of her career, but things are going fine, and it’s better than living in a horse trailer, right? All she knows is this: keep moving forward, no matter what. From the pine plantations of north Florida to the skyscraper shadows of the Central Park Horse Show, Forward is all about chasing dreams, wherever they may lead.
Jules is used to starting over. With her horses, her dreams, and Pete by her side, they're making a new go of eventing life in an unlikely setting. After years of riding for trainers and owners, their isolated little farm feels like a luxury to her. Unfortunately, not everyone in the business agrees that less is more. Now she'll need all the luck in the world to hang on to the horses she loves.
For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She's already proven she's willing to do whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer. This fall, Jules has to learn courage goes deeper than kicking on through sticky situations. Courage means hanging on for dear life, and knowing when to let go.
Jules Thornton didn’t come to Ocala to make friends. She came to make a name for herself. Young, determined, and tough as nails, she’s been swapping barn-work for rides since she was a kid. Forever the struggling rider in a sport for the wealthy, all Jules has on her side is talent and ambition. She’s certain all she needs to succeed are good horses, but will the world agree?
The explosive second book in the bestselling Eventing Series has big changes -- and big demands. Horses aren't cheap, and competing event horses is a tough way to make a living. Jules Thornton is settled at Briar Hill Farm with fellow trainer Pete Morrison, eyes focused on a successful future in eventing, but money is tight and opportunities are dwindling.
Jules knows she can make it on her own. Eager to put distance between her childhood as a working student and her future as a pro event rider, she's putting the finishing touches on her very own farm. All she needs now is a start with a little income. Before all the bills come due. Begin a thrilling equestrian saga now!
Posey Malone is heading home. But returning to Ocala means dealing with the rival who chased her away in the first place. Adam made her life hell as a teenager. Determined to show Adam up, Posey takes on a failed racehorse as her project horse. But when Adam takes Posey's bet and starts training a horse of his own, she finds herself spending more time than she anticipated with her former enemy.
It's the perfect island escape. When Katie hitchhiked her way out of Key West, she was looking for a fresh start. When she finds herself on a tiny island inhabited by eccentrics and a herd of charming horses, plus the ranch owner's handsome son, Katie falls in love with island life. But the little island isn't safe from harm, and Katie may have to dig into her past to save her new home's future.
Looking for a sweet countryside escape? Leave the real world behind and slip into someplace a little more comfortable in Catoctin Creek. Delight in four sweet romances in these interconnected novels, filled with characters you'll love getting to know better in each book! This close-knit farming community is ready to welcome you.
When Casey started riding again, she thought she'd nailed the tough part. That was before she tried starting over at a new farm, with a new job, in a new city. Casey thought she could have it all. Now, she can barely keep up. Can a working girl be a horse show girl, too?
"Buy a horse, they said. It will be fun, they said." What happens when an adult woman tries to pursue a childhood passion? Casey Halbach's about to find out. Friends are confused and the boyfriend's worried, but Casey is determined to bring horses back into her life. Can anyone balance life, work, and horses? Casey's going to give it a try. Indeed, she's pretty sure she doesn't have a choice.
There are secrets in Catoctin Creek: a missing hiker making headlines, a reporter from Virginia with a secret agenda, twelve horses mysteriously left after an elderly couple passes, and a long-lost friend intent on locking himself away in his family's old mansion. Through it all, the friends of Catoctin Creek find answers and new love blooms in the holiday season.
Romance is quick to kindle between Nikki and Kevin, but this relationship isn’t all roses. Nikki believes Catoctin Creek is too deeply rooted in the past to accept her dreams, while Kevin sees opportunity at every turn in town. She makes plans, he leaps without looking. Together, they might build something beautiful—if they can just find a shared vision of the future.
With an enemies-to-lovers romp through the beautiful small-town setting of Catoctin Creek, a dash of daring horses, and spring in bloom all around, Springtime at Catoctin Creek is a charming, cozy romance perfect for your next lazy-day escape.
Rosemary loves small town life. Stephen is plotting to get back to his city life - possibly at the cost of Rosemary's peaceful horse farm. But when these two opposites first butt heads, their attraction is undeniable. It feels like fate has thrown Stephen and Rosemary together. The only question now is, who is going to cave and admit it first?
Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed set of short stories from some of your favorite equestrian writers! Includes stories from Maggie Dana, Mary Pagones, Mara Dabrishus, Brittney Joy, Kim Ablon Whitney, Kate Lattey, and Natalie Keller Reinert -- plus an exclusive Canterwood Crest story from Jessica Burkhart. All proceeds go to Old Friends Retirement for Thoroughbreds!
Struggling to deal with the retirement of her favorite horse, Alex suddenly finds herself accused of involvement in an animal abuse scandal. With death threats arriving daily, Alexander fears for her safety. Cut off from her beloved sport, Alex decides her only shot at redemption is creating the perfect sport horse from her feisty ex-racer, Tiger. Can she overcome scandal and win with Tiger?
Six horses and Saratoga. It's a young trainer's dream come true, and it's happening for Alex at last: Alexander is entrusting the farm's racing string to her while he heads to Australia. But Saratoga isn't interested in Alex without Alexander. Unproven and decidedly female in a man's world, Alex has to prove herself against stiff odds - while chasing her dream of claiming one funny-faced filly.
Horse racing isn’t for nice girls like Alex. She’s been told again and again: stick to horse shows. But Alex can’t shake the conviction that the Thoroughbred life is her destiny. When her unstable trainer cuts her off from horses, Alex finally has to obey her instinct to run away from the safe version of life. Her instant connection with a successful racehorse trainer might be her dream come true.
Jenny's a horsewoman, born and bred. Aidan's a photographer, with a passion for sleek thoroughbreds. Lana has business brains and start-up cash. Together, they're going to bring horse racing's best stories to life. Best friends working on a passion project together: it could be the perfect post-grad life in New York City... if only Jenny wasn't hopelessly in love with Aidan.
Can one show barn coexist with the world's most famous theme park resort? Grace sure hopes so. She and her staff have been working every angle in the books for the past few years, as their country neighborhood succumbs to sprawl. Now, she has to balance a barn full of boarders, aggressive new neighbors, a troublesome staff and a relationship with the man behind her business's worst problems.
Grace has built her life on show horses. It's been a good life, too – her students win blue ribbons at top shows, and her barn is the nicest one in town. Then, suddenly, it's the only barn in town. Can Grace compete with developers and save her barn, her livelihood, and her life's work? She'll need some help from unlikely friends.
It's late October, and the Christmas songs are starting to play in the stores, but Alex is on a self-imposed vacation from the world, only paying attention to her horses. Then she's tapped to fulfill a Christmas wish for a local girl with a tragic past and a future that's less than merry and bright.
Horses have always been Alex's obsession. Their presence has defined her life: all her choices, from her love-life to her career, have been made with horses as her priority. But the horse business isn't for the sentimental, and it's growing harder for her to tamp down her emotions and think about the horses with her head and not her heart. She's starting to wonder-is it time to leave them behind?