Today I'm happy to join fellow MuseItUp author C.K. Volnek in the celebration of her tween book, "A Horse Called Trouble," which is FREE today on Amazon for Kindle! I downloaded my copy and can't wait to read it. Don't miss your chance to get this book! Download now!
A troubled teen must overcome her abusive past to save the defiant horse that taught her to love and trust again.
Tara Cummings hasn't had an easy life. Abandoned by her mother at the young age of seven, she's been passed from foster home to foster home; not wanted anywhere by anyone. At thirteen she finds herself skeptic and suspicious, with no family, no friends and forced to participate in horse therapy.
Horse therapy 'will teach trust, perseverance, respect and the value of teamwork", or so says the program's instructor. Tara is unconvinced. Trust only got her heart broken, perseverance only gets her put down, and no on respects or wants to team up with the misfit foster kid.
At the horse farm, Tara meets Trouble, an angry and defiant horse, bent on destroying everything and everyone around him. At first Tara is afraid until she realizes the horse is as misunderstood and untrusting as she is. She pushes aside her fear and a special relationship is formed as she alone manages to calm him, much to the surprise of everyone on the farm. Trouble trust Tara, and she in turn finds hope and acceptance as well as the will to love and trust again.
Tara's self-esteem grows through the program as she begins to work through her shyness and reservations. But her confidence is shaken as an even greater challenge looms ahead. Trouble's manipulative owner is determined to have him destroyed because of his 'dangerous' nature. Tara must overcome her own limitations and fight to save the horse that has freed her heart and given her life value and meaning.