A father with something to hide, a jockey with a taste for blackmail, a man with an agonising secret . . . and a young woman in love, defying them all.
Sophie Dixon is determined to leave her tragic past behind and forge a bright future on her beloved farm. While looking to buy a new horse, she is drawn into her neighbour Aaron's Laidlaw's orbit, despite the bad blood between their families.
As the racing season unfolds, Sophie and Aaron's feelings for each other deepen. But Aaron is torn, haunted by a dark secret he fears can never be forgiven – especially by Sophie.
Sophie believes herself strong, but the truth behind her mother's death will test her strength, and her love, to the limit. She's been broken once. No one wants to see her broken again. Least of all the man who has grown to love her.
From an exciting new Australian voice comes this compelling story about love, loyalty and forgiveness.
About The Author
Cathryn Hein was born in South Australia's rural south-east. With three generations of jockeys in the family it was little wonder she grew up horse-mad, obtaining her first horse at age ten. So began years of pony club, eventing, dressage and showjumping. After finishing university, she worked in the agricultural and turf seeds industry. A posting to France took her overseas for three years, where she finally gave in to her lifelong desire to write. Her short fiction has been recognised in numerous contests, and published in Woman's Day. Now living in Newcastle, Cathryn writes full-time.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 29th August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4 x 2.300
Weight (kg): 23.0