Caves in the Rain

 PG-13 Newly divorced and mourning the death of his young daughter, Mike Latta decides to spend a year on Echo Island, Canada, fixing up his property. With a job at the lake’s marina and daily trips to the nearby village of Ansett, Mike feels himself slowly...

The Flying Filly

Girls and horses—a combination that spans generations, of Spiletta, the Countess of Coulter’s favorite mount. It’s the story of one girl and her horse, and what their lives must have been like long ago, and why Spiletta is, in real life, the Grand Dam of racing’s greatest horses.

Lexington, KY, 2013
A young dark bay colt gambols around the paddock. His mother, the famed Zenyatta, attends him. Up the road a bit, a beautiful filly charges around the paddock, birthed by her mother, champion race mare Rachel Alexandra. Both mothers and foals are descendant from the legendary Spiletta, as are their famous sires, Bernadini and Tapit.
Who was Spiletta? She lived in the 18th Century. She was the real life granddaughter of Sham, the Godolphin Arabian, and mother of the undefeated Eclipse, the greatest sire in horsedom, and namesake of the Horse of the Year award to this day.
Spiletta is the secret of Eclipse’s success. She passed her enormous heart to her son, who passed them to his progeny, blessing them with great stamina and speed. Spiletta and Eclipse’s names are on the pedigrees of most Triple Crown participants and winners, including Man O War, Nashua, Native Dancer, Seattle Slew and the wondrous Secretariat.
Little is known about this champion mare, but what is known has been woven into this novel. It explores the life of Spiletta, nicknamed The Flying Filly, the first horse to conquer racing obstacles, which inspired the Olympic sports of steeplechase, cross country and competitive jumping, to inspire the design of a new and safer saddle and to perhaps save a prince. Quite a list of achievements for the Countess of Coulter’s favorite mount. Will Rachel and Zenyatta’s foals be blessed with Spiletta’s big heart, as were the great champions of the past? Only time will tell.

Everybody talks about the stud (if you watched the Kentucky Derby,you know what I mean). But–hooray!–in this book, Lee Arthur talks about the mother who’ll carry the foal for nearly a year before giving birth. And this mother deserves all the attention. She’s going to eventually give birth to the famed Eclipse whose name (and therefore hers) appears in 95% of all thoroughbred pedigrees.

In Satan’s Shadow

   PG-13/Thriller Berlin, 1943 British agent Michael York is sent to Berlin to solve the mystery of his predecessor’s death.  A member of the Berlin String Quartet, four talented musicians, had offered the British Intelligence officer valuable...

To Parts Unknown

To Parts Unknown is a fast-paced drama with unforgettable characters and vivid descriptions. London, January 1942. War correspondent for the London Times, George Adams, is a broken man, devastated by the death of his fiancé and rejected by all branches of the...

The Reluctant Eagle

Michael is a beautiful juvenile American Bald Eagle. He is certain that he doesn’t want to leave his cliff-top nest and fly. Despite encouragement from his family and friends, he is too afraid of heights to try. It’s not until real danger comes to the eagles that Michael finally flies and learns that being an eagle is a pretty cool thing.
A delightful story, the second in the series of “I Can Do It” books that inspire confidence in children who might be afraid to face a challenge. It is also instructional, informing children about birds of prey in an easily understandable, interesting way. An endearing story children will love to listen to or read.

Congratulations to Christina Conroy

 Welcome to Christina Britton Conroy. Her wonderful how-to book, Having Fun with Aging Parents, was just accepted for publication by Black Lyon Publishing.Christina is the daughter of the late actress, Barbara Britton. She is an accomplished musician, singer and...

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