Series: Timber Ridge Riders--Book Eight Ages: 9-14 Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the Timber Ridge girls are excited about getting dates and new outfits for the school dance. But a blizzard plunges them into reality when the barn's power goes out. If Kate and Holly don't act fast, a pony may die. But Angela Dean doesn't care. She spreads false rumors that Kate can't be trusted around horses and trashes Kate's reputation the way she did a year ago. Kate shrugs if off. Angela has done this many times before, and Kate has survived. But Holly warns her that this time lot more is at stake. If Angela succeeds in her latest vendetta, Kate might lose all she's worked hard to attain-her place on the team and the respect of her two closest friends.
Maggie Dana's first riding lesson, at the age of five, was less than wonderful. In fact, she hated it so much, she didn't try again for another three years. But all it took was the right instructor and the right horse and she was hooked for life. Her new riding stable was slap bang in the middle of Pinewood Studios, home of England's movie industry. So while learning to groom horses, clean tack, and muck stalls, Maggie also got to see the stars in action. Some even spoke to her. Born and raised near London, Maggie now makes her home on the Connecticut shoreline where she divides her time between hanging out with the family's horses and writing her next book in the Timber Ridge Riders series.