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My debut middle-grade novel, SHY GIRL AND SHY GUY, hits shelves in Spring 2016. Click here to find out more about the SECOND CHANCE RANCH series.

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SHY GIRL AND SHY GUY: A Second Chance Ranch Novel

Every summer, the gates of Second Chance Ranch swing open for kids in trouble. Under the watchful eyes of life-long ranchers Willard and Etty Bridle, these ten to twelve-year-olds put their hands—and hearts—to good use, herding cattle, tending the garden, harvesting hay, and caring for animals. Aided by two teenage horse trainers, the kids must forge a bond with their therapy horses, grow beyond the mistakes that brought them to the ranch, and face unique challenges in the rugged Colorado rangeland.

The only thing Hanna Abbott fears more than being sent to Second Chance Ranch is being asked to get on a horse. As ranch owner Ma Etty points out, for every troubled kid, there’s a horse that can help—and for Hanna, it’s a beautiful, abandoned horse called Shy Guy, who’s just as afraid of people as Hanna is of horses.

Hanna and Shy Guy forge a bond that cannot be broken—except by Shy Guy’s abusive former owner, who is trying to get him back. Only Hanna and her loyal friend Izzy can conjure up a plan to save Shy Guy.

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