Book 1 in the North Oak series
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Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law.
When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
Money can't buy love, but it just might secure Alex's future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?
A new year has come to North Oak, and with it a new life for Alexandra Anderson. Still haunted by Ashley’s brutal death, Alex worries she won’t seem grateful if she’s unhappy. To make it worse, Promenade has been nominated to the Keeneland Yearling Sale. She’s going to lose everything… again.
It’s too painful to let love in and easier to be angry at the world for her abusive past than to let it go. Easier to put up walls so no one knows she’s hurting. Will Alex be able to open her heart to others when its still battling personal demons? Or will she go so deep into herself that no one can reach her?
When a terrible accident shakes the Showmans, Alex finds herself questioning her place in the family. Feeling like a second class citizen, she turns once again to find her solace in horse racing.
With a new filly to manage with Brooke, and Venus Galaxies's first foal on the way, the girls must rely on each other to make things work out.
But will a handsome, foreign newcomer split them apart once again?
On the heels of Joanna Campbell’s beloved Thoroughbred Series, and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion, comes a brand new young adult horse racing series that will sweep you away like a runaway Thoroughbred.
“Four stars. A page turner.” –Joanna Campbell, author of the bestselling Thoroughbred series
“I love Ann Hunter's passion for racing.” –Donna Barton Brothers, former jockey and TV personality