Where the Horses Run

Where the Horses Run

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by Kaki Warner
     
 

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"Compelling, radiantly written" —Library Journal   
A lawman turned wrangler and a desperate Englishwoman risk everything for a wounded horse—and for each other.  For fans of Linda Lael Miller, Jodi Thomas, and Catherine Anderson.
Wounded in body and spirit after a shootout, Rayford Jessup leaves his career as a

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"Compelling, radiantly written" —Library Journal   
A lawman turned wrangler and a desperate Englishwoman risk everything for a wounded horse—and for each other.  For fans of Linda Lael Miller, Jodi Thomas, and Catherine Anderson.
Wounded in body and spirit after a shootout, Rayford Jessup leaves his career as a lawman and uses his gift with damaged horses to bring meaning to his solitary life. Hired by a Scotsman in Heartbreak Creek to purchase thoroughbreds, he travels to England, unaware that a traumatized horse and a beautiful Englishwoman will change his life forever.

Josephine Cathcart loves two things: her illegitimate son and her injured stallion. Faced with her father’s looming bankruptcy, she must choose between a loveless marriage to the man who ruined her, or risk her horse and her future on a handsome, taciturn Texan and a high-stakes horse race. But as vengeful forces conspire against them, will Rafe’s love and healing touch be enough to save her horse and protect her and her son?

 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/19/2014
A hardened cowboy finds love across the Atlantic in Warner’s second Heroes of Heartbreak Creek novel (after Behind His Blue Eyes). In 1871 Texas, former Deputy U.S. Marshal Rafe Jessup agrees to accompany Angus “Ash” Wallace, Earl of Kirkwell, to Scotland to buy thoroughbred horses. En route, Rafe meets Miss Josephine Cathcart and her father, whose coal mines are in desperate need of funds. After arriving at the Cathcart estate to see their horses, Rafe helps train her stallion, Pembroke’s Pride, to overcome his fear of water. As Rafe becomes enamored of Josephine and her quiet beauty, he worries that he lacks the means to provide a stable future for her and her illegitimate young son, Jamie. But when Jamie’s father, Baron Adderly, finally offers to marry Josephine, Rafe realizes he can’t let her go. Warner’s transatlantic story is rich with character development, and emotion suffuses the tender romance between the privileged yet resilient Englishwoman and the tough American horse trainer. (July)
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Praise for Where the Horses Run:
"Lawman-turned-wrangler Rafe Jessup can’t help trying to save things, whether it’s people or horses. He ends up in England choosing thoroughbreds for Ash Wallace’s Heartbreak Creek horse ranch and finds a badly injured horse and a woman who desperately needs someone on her side, so he does what comes naturally. He knows he can help Pembroke’s Pride, but saving lovely Josephine Cathcart, Pems’ owner and the single mother of an illegitimate son, is another matter entirely—unless they are willing to risk everything on a race that Pems might not win. ­VERDICT A resilient, poorly used heroine and a rugged, caring hero overcome almost insurmountable odds to find safety and happiness in a compelling, radiantly written romance that boasts a rich assortment of unusual, appealing secondary characters and is laced with wry humor and a surprisingly chilling dash of very real danger." —Library Journal

"Rich with character development...emotion suffuses the tender romance between the privileged yet resilient Englishwoman and the tough American horse trainer." —Publishers Weekly

"Warner blends a bit of The Horse Whisperer into a passionate tale of an emotionally wounded woman and the ex-lawman turned wrangler who frees her soul to love again.  This beautifully rendered love story is tough and tender—just what Warner's fans have come to expect from this gifted storyteller." —RT Book Reviews

Praise for the novels of Kaki Warner:
“I highly recommend any of [Kaki Warner’s] books.”—USA Today
“An engaging read.”—Publishers Weekly
“Flawlessly written.”—Chicago Tribune
“A truly original new voice in historical fiction.”—Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
Library Journal
06/15/2014
Lawman-turned-wrangler Rafe Jessup can't help trying to save things, whether it's people or horses. He ends up in England choosing thoroughbreds for Ash Wallace's Heartbreak Creek horse ranch and finds a badly injured horse and a woman who desperately needs someone on her side, so he does what comes naturally. He knows he can help Pembroke's Pride, but saving lovely Josephine Cathcart, Pems' owner and the single mother of an illegitimate son, is another matter entirely—unless they are willing to risk everything on a race that Pems might not win. VERDICT A resilient, poorly used heroine and a rugged, caring hero overcome almost insurmountable odds to find safety and happiness in a compelling, radiantly written romance that boasts a rich assortment of unusual, appealing secondary characters and is laced with wry humor and a surprisingly chilling dash of very real danger. Warner (Behind His Blue Eyes) lives in Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425263273
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Heroes of Heartbreak Creek Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
770,428
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Where the Horses Run:
"Lawman-turned-wrangler Rafe Jessup can’t help trying to save things, whether it’s people or horses. He ends up in England choosing thoroughbreds for Ash Wallace’s Heartbreak Creek horse ranch and finds a badly injured horse and a woman who desperately needs someone on her side, so he does what comes naturally. He knows he can help Pembroke’s Pride, but saving lovely Josephine Cathcart, Pems’ owner and the single mother of an illegitimate son, is another matter entirely—unless they are willing to risk everything on a race that Pems might not win. ­VERDICT A resilient, poorly used heroine and a rugged, caring hero overcome almost insurmountable odds to find safety and happiness in a compelling, radiantly written romance that boasts a rich assortment of unusual, appealing secondary characters and is laced with wry humor and a surprisingly chilling dash of very real danger." —Library Journal
"Rich with character development...emotion suffuses the tender romance between the privileged yet resilient Englishwoman and the tough American horse trainer." —Publishers Weekly
"Warner blends a bit of The Horse Whisperer into a passionate tale of an emotionally wounded woman and the ex-lawman turned wrangler who frees her soul to love again.  This beautifully rendered love story is tough and tender—just what Warner's fans have come to expect from this gifted storyteller." —RT Book Reviews
Praise for the novels of Kaki Warner:
“I highly recommend any of [Kaki Warner’s] books.”—USA Today
“An engaging read.”—Publishers Weekly
“Flawlessly written.”—Chicago Tribune
“A truly original new voice in historical fiction.”—Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author

Meet the Author

Kaki Warner is a RITA-winning author and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington, Kaki grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. She spends her time gardening, reading, writing, and making lists of stuff for her husband to do while she soaks in the view from the deck of her hilltop cabin.

She is the author of Behind His Blue Eyes, Miracle in New Hope, Bride of the High Country, Colorado Dawn, Heartbreak Creek, Chasing the Sun, Open Country, and Pieces of Sky

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Where the Horses Run 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BooksandBenches More than 1 year ago
A Reader's Opinion: The book blurb summarizes the story perfectly, so there's no need for that here. I will say that my lack of sleep one night can be entirely blamed on Kaki Warner. I picked up "Where the Horses Run" for my usual hour of reading before bed. It turns out that I couldn't stop at one hour. In true Kaki fashion, nothing in this story is sugar-coated. You smell the dust and sweat, feel the tears and heartache, and your heart pounds when you know two people should just stop being stupid and be together. There was a bit of talk about 19th-century contraceptives--something I've noticed in books lately--that I could have done without, but it was over quickly. I loved how much of the story centered around horses. I know the title pretty much says that, but it's done so well. I completely fell in love with the stallion, Pems, and wanted to take care of him as much as Rayford and Josephine. Josephine's father was quite unlikable, and her son was adorable. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a nice twist to a western story, and especially those who enjoy horses with their romance books. 4 1/2 stars. Sexual Content: This book seemed rather tame compared to some of Kaki's other books. I was quite impressed, and when there finally was a scene, it was quick and easily skipped over.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WHERE HORSES RUN by Kaki Warner is an interesting Western Historical Romance set in 1871 England, Texas and Heartbreak Creek, Colorado. #2 in "The Heroes of Heartbreak Creek", but can be read as a stand alone. An engaging tale of horses, an ex-lawman, and a beautiful Englishwoman with a small son. Rafe Jessup, wounded in a shootout gives up his badge to use is gift with damaged horses to start over, in what he thinks will be a solitary life. Enter, Josephine Cathcart, who loves her injured stallion and her illegitimate son. Can a troubled cowboy and a Englishwoman who is desperate mend two lives into one and move past all their hurts, mis-trust, to find happiness and love? Fast paced tale of intrigue, a sweet romance, a passion for horses, healing, forgiveness, hope, and the fierce love of a mother for her son. The characters are engaging, enduring and entertaining. The storyline is interesting, with a mixture of romance, danger, and the power of true love. Well written and an enjoyable read! This was my first time reading this author, and I look forward to her next installment. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Rating: 4 Heat rating: sweet Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed this book, the characters, the story, really good. Very entertaining and couldn't put it down, LOVED it!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How mean!!! xD Is good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Six cats crouched in the grass, their eyes on the sunset infront of them. A cat's stomach growled, and another licked his lips, wondering what horse tasted like. But they were all ready, ready to strike. "Now." One whispered. <p> They got into a hunting crouch, and started circling the herd. Then they all sprang in. Hooves lashed out, killing five cats. Only one was left, wondering why they named their clan after such vicouis creatures. She stared into space, gathered her composure, and took off across the praririe back to camp.