By Alison Hart
(Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780375860058, 272pp.)
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
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Here is the much-begged-for sequel to Shadow Horse. With a feisty female protagonist, a little romance, a lot of mystery, and a barnful of animals just waiting to be loved, this young adult horse mystery novel will have young girls galloping to the bookstore to grab their copy.
When thirteen-year-old Jas Schuler found her beloved mare Whirlwind dead in her padlock, she thought her heart would break. But now Jas knows the truth: Whirlwind is alive! Wealthy horse breeder Hugh Robicheaux faked the mare's death, collected insurance money, then sold her to an unsuspecting buyer. And he's going to get away with his crime, too—unless someone can find Whirlwind. And that's exactly what Jas plans to do.
But hunting for Whirlwind is dangerous. Hugh has threatened to destroy everything Jas holds dear unless she stops her search. As she struggles with her desire to find Whirlwind without endangering the people she loves, Jas must ask herself: Should she risk so much for a horse she may never find? This heartfelt YA novel by a highly regarded equestrian author will have young readers chomping at the bit for more.
A Virginia author of more than twenty-four novels for children and teens, Alison Hart is an avid horse rider who loves a good mystery. She has been reading and writing about animals since she was a girl. Her novel Shadow Horse, the prequel to Whirlwind, was nominated for an Edgar Award. To find out more about Alison, her horses, and her books, visit her Web site at www.alisonhartbooks.com.