Fourteen-year-old Ann Collins wants nothing more than to see her family rise back from poverty and regain its acclaimed position in the racing world. And when Lightning, a well-bred black colt, is born, she knows that her chance has come.
Her grandfather bankrupted the formerly successful, fully staffed horse farm in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, and now the Collins family, their trainer and his son are all that remain.
Ann is a great rider, but it will take more than just skill for her to make her dreams a reality. Even if no one else really believes in Lightning, she knows that he will be the one to change it all. Little does she know that she and Lightning will be put to the test much sooner than expected!
Author Nancy Clarke is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in central Virginia with her two horses, a multitude of champion show dogs, cats, chickens and a goat. Nancy has been riding for most of her life and has been crafting the Stormy Hill series in her mind since she was a child.
Publisher's Website: http://sbpra.com/NancyClarke
|Publisher:||Strategic Book Group, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was a horse-crazy child. One of my fondest memories is of kneeling in tears of excitement before the family television the day Secretariat crossed the finish line in his legendary Belmont Stakes. Today, although I'm a horse-crazy middle-aged adult, reading "Stormy Hill" returned me to so many of the daydreams of my youth. How many of us dreamed of black stallions and Bluegrass while growing up? What would we have given to be Ann Collins, the story's young protagonist, galloping astride Si'ad or Lightning, while the mares whinnied from their paddocks as we flew by? Whether you are a young horse lover with dreams waiting to be fulfilled, or an old horse lover whose dreams make up your most treasured memories, "Stormy Hill" will surely make you smile.