Monday, March 28, 2016

The Steeplechase novella by Carrie Fancett Pagels, © 2016

Love's Sporting Chance Collection

What a magnificent story! You will not want to miss this one. I was so impressed when Martha Osborne was retrieved from a ladies tea. What bravery and intent! But, I get ahead of myself.

Elm Hill, 1810/1875 Halifax County, VA: Martha longs for her little brother to be released from the private Yorkview Academy he has been sent to by his mother. On her way to England with her youngest daughter, she conveniently to her, drops Johnny off at the boarding school.

Phillip Paulson, the brother of the headmaster, goes to Johnny's home to beseech his father to bring him home. Met with no interest, he is summoned by Martha to bring Johnny for a visit.

It is 1810 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Martha would like nothing more than to be able to purchase a small riding stable and cottage nearby. Hearing that there would be a race, she takes the place of her ill older brother and enters for the winner's purse.

Such a fun story and character building. I dearly hope this is a prequel because these characters want to let us know what they are doing now ~ hopefully averting the war and casualties.

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. “Hearts Overcoming Through Time,” is ...

***Thank you to author Carrie Fancett Pagels for sending me a print copy of The Steeplechase novella for review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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