Wednesday, July 24, 2013

For The Love Of Horses


 
Stock photo from www.sxc.hu
Lacy Williams here.


And yes, I am one of *those* girls.

The ones who dreamed about, begged for, desperately wanted to own a horse. I don't know if it was because I was raised on a farm, or just the fact that I live in Oklahoma, but I always wanted one.

Since childhood, I have loved books about horses. Black Beauty... the Saddle Club series... Misty. Even books like Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie had horses as an active part of the protagonist's life.

And now, I've had my own chance to write a story involving horses! In ROPING THE WRANGLER, hero Oscar White is known as "the horseman". He's a (regionally) famous horse trainer who also competes in bronc busting competitions all over the Wild West, and part of the story involves him training a colt for a wealthy rancher.

As I started writing this book, I soon realized the heroine, Sarah Hansen, had a huge fear of horses--and one of the conflicts in the book was born. How does a woman afraid of horses fall for a horseman?

I hope you'll check out the book to find out. Here's the blurb:

Teacher Seeks a Husband. Schoolmarm Sarah Hansen longs for a family of her own. But horse trainer Oscar White is the last man she'd consider. Still, she can't help noticing the care he shows three motherless girls and the gentle way he helps Sarah overcome her fear of horses. Too bossy by half—that's the Sarah that Oscar remembers from their teenage years. Yet as a former orphan, he finds the little Caldwell sisters—and their pretty teacher—getting under his skin. Could the tender heart Sarah's always hidden tame a once-reckless wrangler?

And if you're reading this blog post, I'd love to know - what is your favorite book with horses?

If you'd like to get a taste of my writing and this new series from Love Inspired Historical, don't forget that COURTED BY A COWBOY is available free as an ebook on all major e-railers.






7 comments:

  1. Hi Lacy! Your new book sounds great! Like most young girls, I fell in love with horses, even though I had absolutely no contact with the real thing. My favorite book at the time was My Friend Flicka. I drew pictures of horses, collected horse figurines, and studied the different breeds. When as an adult I finally got to ride one, I discovered I have absolutely no skills whatsoever. My husband, who spent time working in an equine hospital, is totally comfortable on horseback whereas I'm more like your heroine in Roping the Wrangler. I'm already sympathizing with Sarah.

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  2. Love your cover. And I like horses --from a distance. ;-)

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  3. Lacy, I love your cover. I also adored horses when I was a little girl. I lived in Montana, and our neighbor had a small farm with cows, horses, pigs and goats. I also dreamed of having a horse of my own. I have two favorite horse books, King of the Wind and Old Bones the Wonder Horse. To this day I still love to watch horse races.

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  4. I loved Black Beauty. And like you, I always wanted a horse when I was a kid. I begged and pleaded to no avail.. Now we own several excellent horses and I don't even ride! Go figure. But I do pet them and love the way their soft muzzles feel.

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  5. I loved Black Beauty. And like you, I always wanted a horse when I was a kid. I begged and pleaded to no avail.. Now we own several excellent horses and I don't even ride! Go figure. But I do pet them and love the way their soft muzzles feel.

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  6. I have to agree with Linda--Black Beauty! I was definitely horse crazy. I really wanted one of my children to be horse crazy, but it didn't work out! Such is life ;)

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