About This Book
Murder made to look like an accident, family secrets, interfering mothers, lovers in conflict, horses. All combine in a satisfying mix in this contemporary mystery.
Phoebe Whitney-Tolliver has just ended a long-term relationship and begun a new position as the Chief Accident Investigator for the City and County of Denver. She has also fulfilled a lifelong dream—that of owning a horse. All are changes that bring Phoebe into contact with horse owner and attorney Sam Talbot and Luz and Charles Larimore.
Phoebe helps Charles, a district attorney, and Luz, his wife, in determining whether the accident that killed Luz’s parents was actually murder, while Sam locates information about Luz’s Chilean family. Eventually the four of them come up against Luz’s murderous uncle, a man determined to maintain control of the family’s large estancia in Chile. The uncle is a formidable foe, one who will require all the wiles and skill Phoebe, Sam, Charles, and Luz possess to overcome. A further complication is that Phoebe and Sam are falling in love, although they don’t do it easily or without difficulties.
This story continues Charles and Luz’s story from Persistence of Dreams, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.
Appropriate for all readers
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What Readers Are Saying About the Trilogy
Dreams for Stones
I laughed, I cried, I stayed up far too late reading this, and I can hardly wait for the sequel. Lynne Welch, NoveList
…a lovely story about life changes and love lost and found. Cindy Himler, Romantic Times
Persistence of Dreams
Warner’s smooth writing style charms the reader….enthralling — a story to be enjoyed more than once. The Long and Short of It Reviews.
A compelling page turner. Warner’s portrayal of a life on the run is realistic…her heroine one readers will root for…a true sense of time and place…real secondary characters who do more than take up space. Karen Sweeny-Justice, Romantic Times.
…a good read, blending a realistic romance with a tricky murder mystery. Ann is a smart writer, avoids clichés, and puts a nice twist on her characters and plot. Debby Beece
There’s lots of love in this story, and there are people willing to put themselves at risk to protect those they love. This is yet another example of Ann Warner’s emotionally engaging fiction. Christopher Foreman
A great blend of romance and adventure that had me gripped to the end. Margaret Johnson author of Perfect Responses.