Winning Ways is a romantic novel set in the high-stakes world of showing prize Arabian Horses. A young female veterinarian seeking to make her plance among stubborn ranchers, and a horse trainer struggling to cope with the loss of his wife and infant son ten years ago, are thrown together by circumstance yet must work together to find their place in the show ring and among the many hurdles of their professional and personal lives. Winning Ways is a story of second chances; the author's love of horses and horsemanship shows through in this captivating saga of striving of and for one's heart.
Winning Ways - a horse mystery
Toni Leland, author
Young equine veterinarian, Liz Barnett, has moved her practice from Kentucky to rural California, excited by the chance to partner with an established equine clinic, as well as show her beautiful Arabian horses. She soon finds that she's living in an area by-passed by time and progress, as she butts heads with stubborn old ranchers who want nothing to do with a young female vet. Hunky Arabian horse trainer, Kurt DeVallio, has spent the past ten years struggling with a tragic past and the mystery of a horse-drugging frame-up that destroyed his professional career. His tunnel vision for finding a way to clear his name, and be "his own man" again, has thrown him into the midst of greedy folks who'll try to win at any cost. When circumstances force these two together in the risky world of high-ticket Arabian horse shows, not only does romance enter the stage, they learn that winning has many meanings.
Midwest Book Review