All Heart (Stay the Distance 2)
It’s been a summer of changes for July Carter, who has left the high stakes racing season at Saratoga with not only a young filly to call her own, but also an unexpected boyfriend. Change, it appears, is good.
But as the Thoroughbreds return to Belmont Park for fall races, July is caught up in all of those summer changes. With Kali struggling at her new barn, college applications to write, and her relationship with Beck frustratingly undefined, July doesn’t know what to tackle first. On top of it all, her mother is back in New York to ride Lighter, the barn’s most promising–if completely crazy–colt, stirring up trouble in the shedrow, which now sits mostly empty.
When Lighter goes lame during a workout, July simmers over. And when Beck decides that she might be too much for him, July finds herself staring down another change. This time, it’s unwelcome. This time, her heart is on the line.
Fans of Stay the Distance will be eager to return to July’s story of family relationships, new love, and the exciting world of Thoroughbred racing.
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Georgie Quinn and the filly Sweet Bells are an unbeatable team. When they win the Breeders’ Cup Classic against colts, the world can’t seem to get enough. Overnight, Georgie becomes the face of horse racing, and Sweet Bells becomes its queen.
Although they’re the morning line favorites, Georgie feels like she’s barely keeping her head above water. Her parents’ farm is a crumbling has-been, her jockey career consumes her time, and Harris Armstrong, heir to Tupelo Stud and grandson of Sweet Bells’ owner, won’t forgive her for telling a lie that kept her family together as the truth ripped his apart.
Georgie refuses to apologize, so she’s stunned when Harris asks her to ride his new colt. The most tenuous partnership in racing as begun. One that threatens to swallow Georgie whole.
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“Between a riveting personal storyline involving all of the major characters, the nonstop excitement of the spring and summer East Coast race meets and the vivid language used to describe every workout and race astride a variety of Thoroughbreds, Finding Daylight grabbed my attention from the first few pages and held me tight.” – Horse Nation
“I loved this book from the first page. Mara Dabrishus is able to weave horses and racing with family drama into a beautiful tale of growth and self-discovery.” -Courtney’s Reads
“Hooves pounding, jockeys riding, relationships crashing and burning then reigniting…what a delightful book! It had me from the first page and did not let me go.” – Cathy Geha
“This story is truly captivating and there’s so much going on it just draws you in and leaves you unable to put it down.” – Lost in Sweet Words
“I didn’t realize how much I had missed a good racing book until I picked up this one.” – New YA Books
Stay the Distance
July Carter’s world is perfect from the back of a horse. From the ground, everything is a complete mess: her jockey mom ran off for California years ago, her dad always seems more interested in the horses than in her, and the horse July wants for herself will never be hers.
Even though the New York racing circuit has taught her not to get attached, July can’t help connecting with Kali, a hopeless filly that refuses to run when it counts. When bankruptcy rumors start swirling around the barn, the future is murkier than ever. July can’t stand losing one more thing, and Beck, the barn owner’s son, knows more about the rumors than anyone else. July will get the truth, even if she has to pry it out of him, for Kali’s sake and her own.
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“This is an excellent novel for any reader, but I think that teenage, horse crazy girls would fall in love with it. It’s just the book I was always searching for when I was that age. I don’t know if there will be any more books written about July Carter, but I will definitely read them if there are.” – CourtneysReads
“This book is so well written that it was like watching a movie – in fact, I would love to see this turned into a series, I am sure it would have the same success as Lauren Brooke, Heartland.” – Mary Anne Yarde, author of The Du Lac Chronicles
“Excellent beautifully written young adult romance set in the world of horse racing written by someone who knows her way around horses is just what this book is.” – Cathy Geha
“I’m just going to be blunt. I absolutely loved this story. It’s so nice to read a horse book and have everything be so accurate. … I was hooked into this story from the very first page and while I couldn’t wait to see how it would end, I hated that I had to finish it.” – Read to the Stars
“The author obviously knows her horses. Entertaining and realistic – a great read.” – Christine Meunier, The Equus Blog