Horse Witch (Soft cover)
by Ruth Troughton « View this author's BIO
He saw in her face the moment when it came to her what it would mean to Victoria to lose her horses. She knelt beside the chair taking the old withered hands in her young ones.
'I'll take the best care of them if you sell to me.' Tears were glistening in her eyes as Victoria studied her face. 'I can see that. Finding a good home is the best I can do for them.' She touched Carrie's cheek and turned her head away, not allowing herself strong emotions anymore.
Adam longed for his sketchbook and pencil. It was one of those moments that would haunt him. He knew by the familiar feeling of the moment being burned onto his brain. The kneeling girl in a white shirt and jeans, her hair a red halo, and the frail old woman, her clothing hanging from her shrunken body, united in love of the animals standing behind them. He could practically see the finished canvas. 'Passing the Torch' he would call it.
A compelling story about a young girl, Carrie Brun, who has an extraordinary gift for training horses, a skill learned under the hard tutelage of her father.
Living in a man's world, she tries to hide her redheaded beauty under plain clothes and a deliberately young look, but it is impossible to hide her pale grey eyes that have earned her the name 'Horse Witch', often whispered in awe by the superstitious stable hands.
Carrie strikes out on her own, heading west to find a job running a riding establishment. But soon more complications arise in her life forcing her to make some very difficult decisions.
An entertaining story of love and romance intermingled with the day-to-day lives of horse trainers, written by an expert horsewoman and artist, Ruth Troughton. Ruth's own painting of her favourite horses is used for the cover of this book.