Today I’m celebrating a novella release by another Minnesota author on her blog tour!
Run for the Roses is the second novella by Rachel Schiefelbein (and it’s so good!!!). Rachel grew up in a tiny town here in Minnesota. She still lives there with her husband and four children. She coaches high school speech and theater, and rides Arabian horses.
Here’s the blurb about Run for the Roses:
Abigail Conrad has spent her whole life training for one goal: to win the roses at the Arabian Youth Nationals. She’s given up friends, a social life, and doesn’t have time to even think about guys — much less date!
Now that she’s headed off to college in the fall, it’s her last chance to be a Youth National Champion, and she won’t let anything distract her from that dream.
Except maybe Chase, the older brother of Abigail’s biggest rival. He’s charming, funny, and possibly Abigail’s biggest problem. How can she focus on riding when her mind keeps wandering to Chase’s green eyes and confident smile?
With her dream on the line, Abigail had better learn to fight her growing attraction to Chase, or she might end up losing the roses and the guy.
This novella is such a fantastic read and a great deal! Rachel does such a great job creating authentic characters in Abigail and Chase. I’ve read Rachel’s first novel, Secondary Characters, and I went into this worried I wouldn’t swoon over Chase as much as I did with Lance in her first novel.
I was foolish to worry. I swooned big time!
Rachel does such a great job creating a dynamic and adorable relationship between Abigail and Chase! You’ll love it!
The other aspect of the novella that I loved was the sense of reality built in the story that Rachel brought from her own competitive riding experiences. I really identified how passionate Abigail is about riding and how heavy her choices were in risking that.
This was beautifully written. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a real, sweet, and authentic love story!
Enter the blog tour giveaway to win a free ecopy of Run for the Roses and a $10 itunes gift card!
If you want to connect with Rachel, here are her links: