As 17-year-old Vivienne Taylor returns to Fairmont Riding Academy for the second semester, she just wants to get past the drama that dominated her first months at the school. Reunited with her beloved horse, Harmony, Vivvie vows to focus on riding, particularly with the announcement that a select group of students will be chosen to compete at a Three Day Event in Kentucky, with access to world-class coaches afterwards. Making the team is exactly what Vivvie needs to get to the next level.
"OHHHHH COME ONNNNNN!"
What happens when a small-town girl moves to Hollywood to pursue her dreams and winds up in the middle of a murder investigation, haunted by dead celebs, and sought after by the dark side? Introducing Evie Preston: Small-town girl and under-the-radar healer, currently trapped in a po-dunk Texas town but yearning for something more.
Small town 17-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on - she is also an "equine empath", someone who has the ability to read horses’ minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelcome interest of a hot guy. On top of all of that the horse given to Vivienne via the scholarship is an animal that she cannot "read" or understand.
"Equestrian riding academy mystery"
Vivienne embarks upon the summer of her dreams as one of the few students selected for a training program back east at Liberty Farms. But as focused as she is on her riding, Vivvie also has a secret agenda: to investigate the death of Joel Parker, her friend who she believes was tragically murdered. Vivvie has hardly set foot in the state-of-the-art barns before things start to go amiss.
For four friends working in Napa Valley, Sundays are for fellowship, good food, and wine. Jamie is editor-in-chief at Wine Lover's Magazine and a single mother. Before her husband died, she lived a fairy-tale life. Guilt from his death keeps her from moving forward. Kat is a sommelier and co-owner of a restaurant with her chef husband, Christian. Although deeply in love, they deal with a myriad of issues, including ex-spouses, Kat's teenage sons, and her new-age mother, Venus.