Author(s): Clara McKenna
Stella Kendrick is an all-American heiress who can't be tamed. But when the lively aspiring equine trainer tangles with British aristocracy, she meets her match--and a murderer . . .
Like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold, ambitious father reveals that he has arranged to give away his daughter as bride to the Earl of Atherly's financially strapped son . . .
Stella refuses to be sold off like a prized pony. Yet there's something intriguing about her groom-to-be, the roguish Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst. The unlikely pair could actually be on the right track with each other . . . until they find the vicar who was to marry them dead in the library. Now, Stella and Lyndy must put their marriage on hold to prevent an unbridled criminal from destroying their new life together right out of the gate . . .
"Delightful . . . Eccentric, humorous characters add to the intrigue . . . Fans of historical cozies will be enchanted."
"Well-drawn characters, a richly described historical setting with details of horse racing, and a tentative romance distinguish this agreeable cozy."