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 25, 2017
Mysterious, North's reaction to Alex... makes me wonder if he's her real father or something???  Or maybe knew her mother??  I hope she and Brooke become friends, although I sense that Alex won't be as excited about being friends as Brooke might.  Nice cliffhanger there, with Alex's escape!
SpandanaNandamuri SpandanaNandamuri Feb 26, 2016
Just figured out this has 3 further volumes, and freaked out with excitement!!! Love u Ann 💖
RacingUnderTheLights RacingUnderTheLights Nov 30, 2015
OH MY GOODNESS! This is a book that keeps on getting better and better! Started out great and just keeps getting better and better! Very rare book here!
Electric_Leopard Electric_Leopard Oct 25, 2015
lel I thought we had a mini alcoholic on our hands for a second X3
sarah_moya13 sarah_moya13 Jul 08, 2015
Great story!  I like your style and its a good plot so far. Still guessing as to what went on with Alex and Ashley. Keep writing!
SarahMaycen SarahMaycen Jun 25, 2015
My mom lives on these...I'm still trying to decide if I like them or not haha