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Thank You, God, for Everything...Especially Horses

    The author shares personal stories about horses teaching thankfulness, being appropriate, letting go of our ego, learning to trust...and much more.


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Equus Film Festival


Thank You, God, for Everything...

Especially Horses

 The Appleridge Series

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses

There’s a lot going on in Appleridge—a town of good folks, fun, and laughter.

Come for a visit! You won’t want to leave! Find a comfy chair, kick of your shoes, and get cozy!

 Faith, Family, Friends & Horses in Appleridge, Book 1 

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses in Appleridge, Book 2

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses in Appleridge, Book 3

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses in Appleridge, Book 4

Gathering Goodness

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses

in Appleridge, Book 1

    Jennie McKenzie sells her horse, Mint Julep, to begin a new life as a college student in Chicago. What will she do with the horse–shaped hole in her heart?

    Two veterinarians conspire to find the truth about a horse reported dead under strange circumstances.

    Jennie’s Dear Equestrian letters, humorously written from horses to their owners, become a popular magazine feature.

    Join Jennie as she meets life’s challenges with determination. Gathering Goodness is a story of friends, family, and being thankful for everything.


Trusting Truth

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses

in Appleridge, Book 2

    Jennie McKenzie, a reporter for the Farm & Family Country Chronicle, uses her investigating skills to help friends. 

   Jennie’s grandpa enjoys conducting business at the Bake and Shake, a local bakery. 

    Could there possibly be a moose on the streets of Appleridge?      Megan learns a lesson about being truthful, as her dad and local vet, Dr. Adrian Peterson, fights an addiction to cookies. 

    The Annual Apple Festival draws a huge crowd with Marcy’s prancing ponies voted the parade favorites. 

    A community gathers in support of a new teacher, and an estranged mother and daughter learn about grace, friendship, and fighting for the truth.


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Equus Film Festival

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Finding Fare

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses

in Appleridge, Book 3

    A Morgan horse named My Fare Thee Well—a kind soul with soft brown eyes—brings a few changes to Appleridge, and especially to Trina Shaw as she walks down a path of reconciliation and forgiveness.

    With the support of her family, a young Amish widow honors her husband's memory, and local veterinarian, Dr. Adrian Peterson, shares a few touching words with her teenage son.

    The farm gang rally around Cassy Morton, and Megan Peterson when a domineering boyfriend threatens their friendship.

     Lainie Anderson ads her Hearts & Horses leads her team of young riders as they become an Appleridge entertainment favorite.   

Kasey's Kindness

Faith, Family, Friends & Horses

in Appleridge, Book 4


      Drew Jones, the newest hire for the Appleridge Fire Department, relocates to Appleridge, after his sister drops off his niece, Kasey, on his doorstep to raise like a stray puppy. Life in Appleridge is different than either Kasey or Drew has experienced before, and they work together to build a new and better life.

    Join the Hearts & Horses horsemanship team as the teenage girls learn the wonderful power of kindness—both with words and in their actions. Meet Appleridge friends as they discover the peace and strength talking to God brings to each troubled life.

    Kasey’s Kindness is an inspirational and wholesome story with entertaining characters, a bit of drama, and a touch of mystery.