Book 1 in the Historical Horses series!
“Beautifully written from the viewpoint of a vibrant young woman.” —Historical Novel Society
Amelia Otterchild is lost between two worlds. Her white father, a fur trader in northern Canada, has mysteriously disappeared. Her Cree mother teaches Amelia wilderness survival, but when her mother dies, Amelia must keep herself and her sister alive in a starving moon. Worse, Amelia’s vision quest provides nothing except troubling riddles. Alone in her canoe, Amelia is swept away in a thick fog, and expects to drown. Then an awesome creature, which she has never seen before, swims by. Is it her rescuing spirit guide … or a creature that will drown her in the depths?
In a heartbeat, Amelia makes a life-changing choice and begins an epic journey in the company of an amazing horse. Amelia will need all her wilderness skills to survive as she forges new and unlikely friendships, falls in love with horses, discovers secrets about an old family feud, and searches for her missing father. Bravely facing every hardship, Amelia comes of age and finds the promise of love in the prairie grasslands.
Based on true events, this novel traces the ancestry of Hackney and Standardbred horses in Canada through the imported Norfolk Trotter stallion, Fireaway, who travelled 600 miles by river in a boat.
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Whitetail nods slowly. "That's good. I wish I had friends even with my enemies" she purred
Cloudripple, following the faint scent trail she picked up before, took the same path as Lilywolf; her pelt bristled when she smelled dog. Something bad had happened; she could feel it. "Velvetstar? Are you there?" She asked quietly, trying not to attract the dog or the twoleg.
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