Saddled With Trouble
by Michele Scott
pub: Dec 2006
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Horse trainer Michaela Bancroft's husband is divorcing her for a twenty-two-year-old beauty queen. Stunned, Michaela is trying to rein in her life when she finds her Uncle Lou murdered in his prize stallion's stall. As she fends off debt collectors - and her ex-husband's renewed interest in her - Michaela begins to suspect that the killer may be someone close to her. When she'd nearly run off the road the night after her uncle's funeral, Michaela is convinced she's on the fast track to becoming the next victim.
The equestrian world comes alive in Saddled With Trouble, an enjoyable light read full of red herrings and fun. I have horses so this appealed to me and while the characters are all adult, I think young girls who love horses will have an especially good time with this book.
Our heroine, already dealing with her unpleasant divorce, is hit hard by the death of her favorite uncle. When it comes to light that he was murdered, Michaela goes on a quest to find the truth. She's an amature sleuth but gets some help (and romantic attentions) from the detective on the case.
So there's a little romance thrown in, along with the mystery, danger and suspense. Scott gives us enough suspects that the reader is guessing who-dun-it to the very end. Saddled With Trouble is a fun light read, and those who enjoy a look into the world of horses will appreciate it even more!
This is the first in the Horse Lover's Mystery series and she also has a Wine Lover's Mystery series where the stories take place around a vineyard in Napa Valley.
She also has a new MG fantasy called Zamora's Ultimate Challenge. I haven't read it but you can check out more on her website. I met her at a conference (where I bought the book) and she's a wonderful lady as well as a talented writer.
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