The Secrets of Emberwild

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"Saddle up for a ride you won't want to end."
--Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Drawn by the Current

A gifted trainer in a time women are not allowed to race, Nora Fenton prefers horses to men. They're easier to handle, they're more reliable, and they never tell her what to do. After her father's passing, Nora is determined to save her struggling horse farm, starting with entering her prize colt into the harness races at the 1905 Mississippi and West Alabama Fair. If she wins, she may have a chance at independence. But when a stranger arrives and starts asking disconcerting questions, she suspects he may have other motives than unseating her in the training job that is rightfully hers.

Silas Cavallero will do whatever it takes to solve the mystery of his father's death--even if it means training an unwieldy colt for Nora, who wants nothing more than to see him gone. But when mysterious accidents threaten their safety and circumstances shrouded in secrets begin unlocking clues to his past, Silas will have to decide if the truth is worth the risk of ruining everything for the feisty woman he's come to admire.


"A spirited woman ahead of her time makes this well-paced novel in an extraordinary setting shine. Rife with suspense and romance--and a horse lover's dream!"--Laura Frantz, Christy Award-winning author of A Heart Adrift

"Stephenia H. McGee is a master at writing Southern charm and historic detail. This is one for the keeper shelf!"--Misty M. Beller, USA Today bestselling author of the Brides of Laurent series


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"A spirited woman ahead of her time makes this well-paced novel in an extraordinary setting shine. Rife with suspense and romance, The Secrets of Emberwild is as much history as mystery--and a horse lover's dream!"

Laura Frantz, Christy Award-winning author of A Heart Adrift

"Saddle up for a ride you won't want to end. This story of secrets and second chances is full of everything I love: fully developed characters, a well-drawn plot, and a pace that's just right, whether it's trotting through unfolding revelations or galloping through the climax to the end. Stephenia H. McGee writes with both authority and heart. She's an author I trust for historical integrity and a captivating tale every time."

Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Drawn by the Current

"Stephenia H. McGee is a master at writing Southern charm and historic detail, and she's outdone herself with The Secrets of Emberwild. This fascinating story draws you in with characters who come alive from their first step onto the page. McGee's clear knowledge of horsemanship shines throughout. This is one for the keeper shelf!"

Misty M. Beller, USA Today bestselling author of the Brides of Laurent series

"In her book The Secrets of Emberwild, Stephenia H. McGee will enchant readers as they discover a bygone era filled with mystery, romance, and realistic characters. Her masterful ability at creating stories will have readers searching out her books for years to come."

Dawn Crandall, award-winning author of The Hesitant Heiress and The Everstone Chronicles series


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    Stephenia H. McGee

    Stephenia H. McGee is the award-winning author of many stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South, including The Secrets of Emberwild. When she's not reading or sipping sweet tea on the front porch, she's a writer, dreamer, husband...

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