Book one of the Standing Room Only Stables series Lynn Welling grew up with a love of horses. As a child, her days consisted of sitting on her bedroom floor with shoelaces tied around her toes acting as reins. For hours she would pretend she was riding a Park horse at U.S. Nationals, trotting the victory lap with a blanket of roses draped on his neck. Now, as a young adult, that dream is one step closer to becoming a reality. When Lynn lands a job as a stable hand at an Arabian horse farm, she starts to wonder if she got in over her head. The only riding she has ever done was on the neighbor's retired Quarter horse as a kid, and it was just the basics. Now, she is in charge of caring for over 20 horses, and she's beginning to second guess her decision. Just as she's learning the ropes, Lynn catches the eye of Doug, the head trainer, and he starts to wonder if she is the junior rider he's been looking for. He introduces her to a tiny bay gelding, named Rumble, and Lynn has to decide if she wants to take on the daunting challenge of learning to ride him. While sorting things out, and forming a relationship with Rumble, things aren't exactly falling into place. The resident star rider, Zoey, is quick to crush any plans that Lynn may have; shoving her, and her dreams, out the door before she gets too comfortable. Will Lynn find the strength and determination to ride Rumble in the ring this season? Or, will she leave her dreams behind, crushed into the arena dirt by pounding hooves? Take time to check out C. L. Heckman's other books on her amazon author page. Also, watch for future books in the series and follow Lynn, and all the other characters, on their journeys at SROS stables.
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.64mm | 281.23g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About C L Heckman
C. L. Heckman, a small-town writer from Pennsylvania, grew up with a love of words. At the age of eight, she wrote her first song lyrics, and put them to a piano melody she had created. At the age of eleven, she began to write poetry, and entered her poems in many competitions around the U.S. Drifting from writing, she spent nearly twenty years riding and showing Arabian horses, and has multiple Regional Championship titles to her name. However, unable to leave the dream of writing behind, she continued to write any chance she got in the hopes of one day accomplishing her dream. When a high school history teacher advised her to be a writer, she ignored him, assuming that it was a far-fetched goal. However, almost a decade later, she finally took his advice and has now self-published her first novel, Charlie's Pond. Heckman, a stay-at-home mom to her beautiful daughter, is currently working on her next novel, as well as a few short stories. She states that when she is old and gray, she will tell her grandchildren about her biggest accomplishments, knowing now, that her books will be one of them. Feel free to check out her newest books, George: A Josephine Meyers Mystery, and, Park Trot, both available in the kindle store. Contact the author: Charliespond@hotmail.com Facebook page: "My debut novel Charlie's Pond" Twitter: Worry2faith