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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.