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The Horse Whisper
In the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives and the lives of those who love them is devastating. Grace is the only child of a prominent New York magazine editor, Annie Graves, and her lawyer husband Robert. So mutilated and traumatized is the horse that even th...
The Loop
Biologist Helen Ross finds herself trying to save the wolves of Montana--against the wishes of some of the wealthiest cattle-owners in the area. When her adversaries pit themselves against her, she faces death threats and other humiliations. The person who comes to her rescue is an unlikely hero--the son of the wealthy cattle-owner. Together they find a passion for the wild, and a love that will survive the toughest of obstacles....
The Smoke Jumper
"The Smoke Jumper" centers on two best friends, Ed and Connor. Ed falls in love with Julia, a woman who works as a rehab counselor for troubled youth. She takes kids out hiking and asks them questions like "How does that make you feel?" One of the kids, Skye, is killed during a forest fire and during the same fire, Ed is injured and becomes handicapped. Julia marries him, even though she is secretly in love with Ed's best friend, Connor. We learn ...