Missing By a Heartbeat (A Chandler County Novel)

Missing By a Heartbeat (A Chandler County Novel)

by Lizbeth Selvig

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Dr. Tori Sterling knows her way around race horse injuries better than vets with twice her experience, and she’s used to defending her scrupulously honest reputation in a world where rule-bending is often more common than honesty.

Trainer Winn Crosby has finally made it to his dream destination: the venerable Churchill Downs. With a gift for getting the best from his horses, his goal is training a horse for a big stakes race. It’s no easy task, however, when every member of his staff is young and has a record. When a Derby-bound colt is targeted by a saboteur, Winn and his stable of misfits are prime suspects.

When simple sabotage turns into a barn-wide scandal that implicates them both, Winn teams up with Tori to save their reputations. Their partnership quickly blossoms into unexpected passion, but they’re soon racing against time. Someone is desperate to eliminate them and their investigation, and the two have to find out who it is before they lose their careers, their lives or, worse, their chance at love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154872796
Publisher: Webster Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Series: A Chandler County Novel
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 286,279
File size: 2 MB

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Missing By a Heartbeat (A Chandler County Novel) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Loved this sweet romance between Dr Tori and Winn. Tori is a veterinarian and Winn is a horse trainer. Neither are looking for a relationship but when they start working together to try and figure out the mystery of some of the race horses getting sick, they find out they have a strong chemistry between them. Lizbeth Selvig does a wonderful job with her descriptive writing that brings the story alive. The love of animals is very strong. Clean romance along with the mystery (which I did not figure out until the end) makes for the perfect read.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Missing By A Heartbeat is Lizbeth Selvig’s latest novel and contribution to the multi-author Chandler County continuity series. Selvig deftly captures the racing community feeling necessary for a Kentucky horse country novel. Tori and Winn are the perfect horse couple thrown into circumstances beyond their control. The whodunit element brings them close together quickly and forces them to work towards a common goal. Winn’s kids add character and depth to the novel. Both casual and die-hard racing fans will enjoy this look into that exclusive world. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! I loved Missing by A Heartbeat by Lizbeth Selvig, one of the novels in the Candler County series. This book had me laughing out loud as well as caring deeply for the many characters that made up the cast of the story. This sweet love story had veterinarian Victoria Sterling and horse trainer Winton Crosby working together to solve a mystery at Churchill Downs that involved the two them. I just loved these two. Tori has learned to defend her reputation being honest in caring for animals, especially around the horse-racing world, where bending the rules surpasses honesty. Winn is finally in his dream destination. I so admired his approach to life and philosophy of giving back/pay it forward as he hired and trained his staff, many with records and unusual histories. From the moment these two met, it was as if they knew each other their entire lives. I really loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Selvig is a wonderful story teller drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me and not letting me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers. Although part of a series, it is a standalone story. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This story centers around veterinarian Victoria/Tori Sterling, and horse trainer, Winton/Winn Crosby. She is a young , ethical vet who has had to prove herself to the trainers and owners in the racing community. One of her clients is Sun, a horse that was injured but she has brought back to racing form when no one thought he had a chance . Some doubt her talent and the potential of the horse, others criticize her, and yet others admire her determination. Winton/Winn, is new to Churchill Downs, and other trainers and owners doubt him as well. Mostly, because his crew is not the norm. They are young adults that have had a hard time but whom he believes in and has given a them to develop their potential. As their attraction and business agreement progresses, so do the vandalism to property and horses . When Winn and his employees are suspected , both Winn and Tori are determined to find out who really is at fault. Though the story and the characters were interesting, for me, the plot moved slower than I would have liked and could have been 50 pages shorter. I didn’t feel engaged. A very personal opinion. I was gifted a copy of the book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.