Horse Dreams

Author: Mary Vivian Johnson

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781625638304

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 4461

""Why do you have to nag so much?"" Dad yelled across the living room at Mom. ""You know the divorce is final, and this is the last time we will do anything together as a family, so just let it alone!"" My heart squeezed as the power of Dad's words rang out clear through the walls and thrust daggers at my chest. Feeling dizzy, I grabbed for the bedpost and quickly surveyed my best friends' eyes all wide with surprise, as they heard, just like me, this shocking news for the very first time. I wanted to run and scurry into the nearest hole. But before going down, I took a long deliberate breath and struggled to display my last ounce of courage. Having just shared her dreams and plans with friends, of racing her horse Medallion up the bluebonnet covered hills near her beloved home, Becky's birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt. Triggered by the announcement of her parents' divorce, her peaceful life begins to collapse one step at a time like a shaky row of dominos all lined up and destined to fall. Becky must then find the courage to reach beyond herself for the help both she and her palomino will need to survive.

Horse Dreams

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414366272

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7500

Horse-crazy fourth-grader Ellie James constantly dreams about having a horse of her own, and God finally seems to have answered her prayers, but not with the gleaming black stallion she has been longing for.

Horse Dreams

Author: Nancy Stevenson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477254803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 9837

Horse Dreams is a coming-of-age novel about an eleven year old lonely, latch-key girl, Izzy Carlucci, who dreams of horses and riding lessons forbidden by her mother. Izzy does small odd jobs for neighbors in her city apartment building, earning money for lessons kept secret from her demanding mother. Running errands, Izzy makes friends, in particular a mysterious old woman. From an aging stallion and this elderly friend, Izzy learns horse skills, people savvy and self reliance. When the stallion develops pneumonia, Izzy cares for him day after day. Her dedication heals the stallion and earns her mother’s respect. As Izzy turns twelve, her horse dreams help her find strength to appreciate her mother, find new dreams and face the death of her wise old friend.

Horsedreams

Author: Dael Orlandersmith

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822226017

Category: Drama

Page: 49

View: 1656

THE STORY: HORSEDREAMS explores the breakdown of the family unit as a result of addiction. After his wife, Desiree, dies of an accidental overdose, Loman faces the harsh reality of raising their son, Luka, alone.

HorseDreams

The Meaning of Horses in Women's Lives

Author: Jan Fook,Susan Hawthorne,Renate Klein

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756475

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 2741

Horses inhabit our dreams, carrying us to safety or on wild adventures. Some of our dream horses fly, others have magical powers. Whatever our dreams of horses might be, they inhabit a universe of freedom and power. They also involve a lot of work, care and sacrifice. Horses and riders achieve great heights, some in jumping, some in dressage, some on endurance rides. This anthology explores the meaning of horses -- and some donkeys -- in the lives of women from many places. They walk, trot, canter, gallop and fly. And some refuse to budge. Horses inspire boldness and trust and provide us with the means to be transported into other realms, to fulfil our girldreams, our horsedreams.

The Mustang Breaker

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669684

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 9764

In this second book of the winsome Horse Dreams trilogy, heavyhearted divorcee Develyn Worrell’s mood continues to lighten as she has escaped Indiana to enjoy the equine charms of a small Wyoming town. There, in a place she visited as a child and has dreamt of ever since, the Lord’s leading becomes clearer, even as cowboy romances and the relationship with her grown daughter get more complicated.

Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143366996X

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 2294

In this closing book of the Horse Dreams trilogy, soul-searching Indiana schoolteacher Develyn Worrell has finally found her groove. Ready to savor the end of summer in a small Wyoming town she once visited as a child, she settles in for a time of peace and contentment. That is, until her daughter pays a visit, an eclectic friend plans to marry, a suspicious stranger enters the picture, and a dear mentor suffers a heart attack.Such confusion would be overwhelming, except for the steady friendship of Cooper Tallon. He may lack the charm and flash of other cowboys, but always seems to have just what Develyn's heart needs. And with her trust in the Lord still growing, she looks forward to whatever follows.

Dreams of a Dancing Horse

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1599907739

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 833

Fred the Plow Horse is born with a dancing tune in his heart. When he hears music, he just has to dance -even if it means overturning the plow and wreaking havoc! When Fred gets kicked off the farm, he must find a new place for himself - a place where a dancing horse might be just right.

Chasing Dream

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 629

Even though she has spent the week doing selfish things, nine-year-old Ellie asks God for help when her beloved horse becomes sick.

Hope Rising

Stories from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams

Author: Kim Meeder

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307564339

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2490

Kim Meeder has seen horses go where no one else can tread - stepping through the minefield of a broken child's soul in a dance of trust that only God can understand. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love washes away their barren places. Kim's ranch is a place where this miracle happens over and over again. It is a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality - a place where hope rises. Where Wounded Spirits Run Free Follow a horse where no one else can tread, through the minefield of pain that surrounds a broken child’s soul. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love revives their barren places. In the presence of unconditional love, a mute girl speaks for the first time. A defiant teenager teaches a horse to trust again...and opens his own heart to love. A rescued horse gives a dying man his last wish. A battered girl finds love and protection in the friendship of a battered horse... Come visit a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality—a place where hope rises. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Trilogy

Memories of a Dirt Road, The Mustang Breaker, Wish I’d Known You Tears Ago

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684969

Category: Fiction

Page: 979

View: 8118

For the first time, you can now get all three novels in Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Series together in one trilogy book. In the first novel of this series, Memories of a Dirt Road, we meet Develyn Worrell. Develyn, or Devvy for short, is a fifth-grade schoolteacher from southern Indiana who is broken-hearted about her husband's death and her daughter's decision not to come home for the summer. To clear her mind, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she vacationed as a child. She fondly remembers the quaintness of the small town, the beautiful sunsets, and an remarkable Roan horse that has captivated her dreams ever since. Desperately wanting to experience that peace and tranquility again, Devvy embarks on a journey to find the town. When she arrives, she purchases her very own Roan mare, rents a little cabin with an incredible sunset view, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life. In the second part of the Horse Dreams Series trilogy, The Mustang Breaker, heavy-hearted Develyn Worrell’s mood is changing as she begins to escape the worries of her past and enjoy the equine charms of her picture-perfect small Wyoming town. It is there that the Lord’s leading is beginning to become clear, even as cowboy romances and the relationship with her grown daughter get more complicated. In the third and final installment of the Horse Dreams trilogy, soul-searching Develyn Worrell has finally found her groove. Ready to savor the end of summer in small town Wyoming, she settles in to enjoy “end of summer” peace and contentment. That is, until her daughter pays a visit, an eclectic friend plans to marry, a suspicious stranger enters the picture, and a dear mentor suffers a heart attack. Just as she begins to feel as if the world is closing in on her once again, the steady friendship of Cooper Tallon comes to her rescue. He may lack the charm and flash of other cowboys, but he always seems to have just what Develyn's heart needs. As her relationship with Cooper blooms and her faith and trust in the Lord grows, she looks forward to the unwritten chapters of her life.

Cowboy Colt

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414366329

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8641

Fourth-grader Ellie James and her horse, Dream, are best friends forever. But when her human best friend, Colt, starts acting strange, Ellie determines to fix his problem. She tries to find the perfect horse for Colt. But how? Ellie’s brother is struggling to stay on his baseball team, her father is fighting to hold onto his job at the Jingle Bells Ad Agency, and her mother is volunteering at the cat farm and the worm ranch . . . so, Ellie is on her own. Or is she . . . ? Join Ellie and Colt in their exciting, horse-loving adventures.

Stolen Horse Dreams

Author: J.a. Reynolds,E.m. Reynolds

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470164195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

View: 8154

Horse-obsessed twelve-year-old Kelly Moore is determined to do something no one her age has done before: win a National Barrel Racing Championship. All she has to do is win the State Finals first. When her beloved horse, Rocket, and seven other horses are stolen right after she competes, Kelly freaks. She's horrified that her horse may be on its way to the slaughterhouse. Kelly's biggest competitor, Missy, had her horse stolen too. And Missy is not going to let Kelly leave her out of the chase. With or without help, Kelly's determined to catch the thieves and find her horse before it's too late. But chasing after the horse thieves leads to trouble. Kelly and Missy must put their dislike of each other aside in order to work together to save their horses—and themselves—before it's too late for them all.

Bones

Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream

Author: Joe Tone

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0812989627

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7642

The dramatic true story of two brothers living parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border—and how their lives converged in a major criminal conspiracy José and Miguel Treviño were bonded by blood and a shared vision of a better life. But they chose different paths that would end at the same violent crossroads—with considerable help from the FBI and an enigmatic, all-American snitch. José was a devoted family man who cut no corners in his pursuit of the American dream. Born in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border town on a crucial smuggling route, José was one of thirteen children raised by a hardworking ranch hand. He grew up loving the sprawling countryside and its tough, fast quarter horses, but in search of opportunity he crossed the border into Texas to look for work as a bricklayer. He kept his nose clean. He stayed out of trouble. Back in Mexico, José’s younger brother Miguel was leading a different life. While José struggled to make ends meet, Miguel ascended to the top ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel—his crimes had become the stuff of legend and myth on both sides of the border. He was said to have burned rivals alive, murdered Mexican and American law enforcement officers, and launched grenades at a U.S. consulate. José, married with kids and now a U.S. citizen, gave every indication of rejecting his brother’s criminal lifestyle. Then one day he showed up at a quarter-horse auction and bid close to a million dollars for a horse—the largest amount ever paid for a quarter horse at an auction. The humble bricklayer quickly became a major player in the quarter-horse racing scene that thrived in the American Southwest and Mexico. That caught the attention of an eager young FBI agent named Scott Lawson. He enlisted Tyler Graham, an American rancher who would eventually breed José’s champion horse—nicknamed Bones—to help the FBI infiltrate what was revealing itself to be a major money-laundering operation, with the ultimate goal of capturing the infamous Miguel Treviño. Joe Tone’s riveting, exquisitely layered crime narrative, set against the high-stakes world of horse racing, is an intimate story about family, loyalty, and the tragic costs of a failed drug war. Compelling and complex, Bones sheds light on the perilous lives of American ranchers, the morally dubious machinery of drug and border enforcement, and the way greed and fear mingle with race, class, and violence along America’s vast Southwestern border. Advance praise for Bones “One magnificent piece of border reporting.”—Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic “Bones is a riveting read that transcends the larger-than-life cartels, cowboys, and fast horses at its heart. It’s about how hard it is to determine what makes a good guy and a bad guy along our embattled border.”—Joe Drape, author of the New York Times bestseller American Pharoah “What a cast of characters: a bloodthirsty Mexican drug lord, his unassuming blue-collar brother, a daring Texas rancher, and an idealistic young FBI agent. And then there are the racehorses, as fast as the wind, competing for million-dollar purses on the quarter-horse tracks of the American Southwest. Through amazingly detailed research, Joe Tone has brought us a riveting tale about the pursuit of justice in the most dangerous of worlds.”—Skip Hollandsworth, author of the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Assassin

Murray the Race Horse

Author: Gavin Puckett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571315232

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7000

Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem - he's just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, 'Fancy a race?' Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique... Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), is complemented by Tor Freeman's hilarious illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

Night Mare

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 750

When someone claiming to be her horse's original owner shows up and wants the horse back, fourth-grader Ellie prays for a miracle.

Memories of a Dirt Road Town

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669374

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6499

A fifth-grade school teacher in southern Illinois, Develyn Worrell's nightmare begins one summer when she discovers her husband's infidelity. She divorces him without ever telling her twenty-one-year-old daughter why. Although Devvy has a heart change and desires for reconciliation, he dies before she can tell him of her desire. The daughter blames her mother for her father's death. Memories of a Dirt Road Town begins the story the following summer. Brokenhearted about her husband's death and her daughter's decision not to come home for the summer, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she had vacationed as a child. She remembers fondly the sunset and a beautiful Roan horse. Upon arrival, Devvy purchases a Roan mare and a burro, rents a little cabin, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life.