North Oak, Book 1 - BORN TO RUN

North Oak, Book 1 - BORN TO RUN

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Ann Hunter By AnnHunter82 Updated Jul 22, 2015

**THIS IS THE DRAFT VERSION AND MAY DIFFER DRAMATICALLY FROM THE FINAL COPY**
  
  Like a fast Thoroughbred, she was born to run....
  
  Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law. 
  
  When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
  Money can't buy love, but it just might secure Alex's future. 
  
  Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?
  
  On the heels of Joanna Campbell's beloved Thoroughbred Series, and Walter Farley's Black Stallion, comes a brand new young adult horse racing series that will sweep you away like a runaway Thoroughbred.
  
  EXCERPT:
  Joe brushed his hands off.  "I get tired of watching other people's horses; tornadoes on toothpicks. No substance to em. Million dollar one hit wonders. Let me tell you the kind of horse I want to train. I want a horse with legs of steel that can run all day and blow by like a summer wind. Give me the colt that can outstay a mile and a quarter, or a filly with a heart bigger than any other colt on any given day, and I'll give you a champion. We're playing the same game here, you and I. It's called put the lightning in the bottle."
  
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spoffyumi spoffyumi May 22
This is an interesting world, some parts of it feel a bit futuristic (like the corporations) but now that Alex is out and on the run, it feels very normal.  I wonder exactly why DeGelder killed Ashley.  I also am not sure if Ashley is Alex's girlfriend or sister?
Well, you can't NOT except a big, free, still fairly fresh-baked cookie.. xD
smisps smisps Apr 04, 2016
One of the best opening chapters I think I've ever read! I've just got to the end and I'm like: "Must... read... more..."
GlitzyDiamond GlitzyDiamond Dec 11, 2016
@lol9288764  this book is for you! You need to read this! I'm almost done with it and it's amazing!
SoWhat_If SoWhat_If Dec 09, 2016
What if Ashley killed the foster mother and then killed herself? Or... I don't know, man. I'm so intrigued.
CutieBlueAngel CutieBlueAngel Jan 15, 2016
Reading this again because i forgot everything but I want to read the series! So here we go again! ;)