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?

 

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425263273
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Heroes of Heartbreak Creek Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
537,568
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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

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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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