A half-wild horse, a Celtic legend, and a teen trying to escape…
Regina Hamilton has three months to prove to the courts she can earn a living on her own and avoid going home to her abusive mother—a tall order for a teen with only her riding skills to rely on. Desperate to prove herself, Regina lands a job at an exclusive dressage barn. But when workers start to mysteriously disappear, she becomes ensnared in a web of lies and deceit. With time running out and unsure who to trust, Regina turns to an unlikely trio: an unusual boy who trains hawks, a reclusive professor of Celtic history, and a half-wild red mare. Together they form a bond that will be tested when a long-held secret exposes a much greater threat—and Regina’s the target. To save her horses and her life Regina may have to trust her enemies and betray her friends.
Inspired by everyday miracles, L.R. Trovillion weaves magical stories of hurting people who find hope through horses in her Maryland Equestrian Novel series. Although she earned a degree in Russian and spent a career in government service, her real love has been caring for and working with horses. That love shines through in her series, focusing on the healing power of horses in the lives of teens facing complex and sometimes dangerous family situations. Believing there is more to this world than meets the eye, she adds a dash of the supernatural to each story. L. R. Trovillion lives on a small horse farm in Maryland with her husband, daughter, and several animals that really run the place. Her other works have appeared in Baltimore magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and various poetry anthologies.
Regina, the main character in HORSE GODS, is anxious over what will happen the next day when she has to go to the police. These days we're certainly anxious about the future, but worrying does not fix anything. Yes, we need to plan and take action to resolve a situation when we can, but then we have to stand and wait in faith. I feel I'm at this point now in my personal battle with fear over the coronavirus epidemic. I do what I can to prepare, then must be still, living each day with hope, not anxiety and fear. Easy to say, hard to do. Each day has its own challenges. Like in the scripture Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Horse Gods: The Dressage Rider’s Betrayal
This is a horrible week. It’s bad enough I have to spend Thanksgiving tomorrow in a prison, but today I also have to go to the police station. The detective in charge of Trey’s case called. Aunt Sophia made the appointment, and she is actually taking me there, and hopefully back, for a change. Apparently, a minor—that’s me—has to be accompanied by an adult when questioned. I had to tell Eddie I couldn’t make it for my shift at the barn this afternoon. When she asked why, I told her the cops wanted to talk to me.