Thief of Happy Endings (Hardcover)

By Kristen Chandler

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780425290477, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

List Price: 18.99*
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Sarah Dessen meets the Wild West in this tale of wild mustangs, irresistible wranglers, and the first rule of horses: if you get bucked off, you have to get back on.

Cassidy Carrigan wasn't planning to ever get on a horse again. She wasn't even planning on going to back to school after her dad moved out, her best friend ditched her, and her anxiety took over. But then she wasn't planning on being shipped off to a ranch in the mountains of Wyoming as a charity case either. Or falling for a cowboy with a broken nose and an even more broken soul. But sometimes you just have to do a stupid, dangerous thing to have the time of your life.

Set in the wild, beautiful west, here is a story about fear and failure and falling in love when the odds are against you. Alternatingly heart-stopping and heart-breaking, The Thief of Happy Endings is a story that will stay with you, like a summer you'll never forget.

About the Author

Kristen Chandler lives at the base of the Wasatch mountains with her husband and their herd of eight children, two dogs, and an old cat. In addition to writing, she is an equine instructor for at-risk youth. She has trained mustangs and followed wild herds on horseback in the Red Desert of Wyoming. As a teen, she went from small town to small town showing Quarter horses, getting into more trouble than she meant to, and eventually qualifying for the American Quarter Horse Association National Finals.