Jumping Into Danger #1: Doubletake by Elizabeth A. Reeves on the Independent Author Index
Jumping Into Danger #1: Doubletake by Elizabeth A. Reeves
Book One in the Jumping Into Danger Series. Twelve year old best friends, Kristin and Jessica, are as different as can be, but they have one thing in common, their love of their thoroughbred horses. Their lives are almost ideal,
riding and showing their horses together. Then, almost by chance, they come across a racing scandal in their community that threatens to rock, not just the racing community, but the very lives of the two girls who have discovered it.
As they draw nearer to the truth they come face to face with very real peril and discover just how much two twelve year old girls can do.
The author has rated this book G (all ages).
They rode down a sandy trail. It wound its way past some trees and, finally, they were looking down at the beach.
Jessica caught her breath. The sun was just appearing behind them, painting the white sand with the colors of a glorious sunrise.
Jill whooped and heeled her horse down the slope towards the water.
Kristin and Jessica grinned at each other. As one they urged their horses into a gallop and let them roar across the sand to where the ocean was sighing as its waved shivered against the shore.
The salty wind tossed Jessica’s red-gold hair back and she took a deep, long, breath.
Underneath her Danger was moving smoothly and swiftly, skimming like a swallow over the sand.
“This is terrific!” She called to Kristin and Jill.
Kristin nodded, her dark hair curling around her face with every stride of Grenade’s gallop.
“I’m flying!” Jessica shouted. A
t the end of the beach they drew their horses to a halt and grinned at each other. The magical moment of galloping through the pink sand of the sunrise was gone, but Jessica knew she would never forget it. She dropped a hand to Danger’s neck and hugged him hard.
“That was the best,” She told her aunt.
Kristin nodded energetically. “For a while there I felt like I was flying. We were going so fast and the wind was blowing so hard. It was like we were flying into a fairyland.”
Jessica agreed. She turned Danger around and looked down the beach. The sun was fully up now and the colors had faded away into the blue sky of the day.
“I wonder if we’ll ever experience anything like this again?” She murmured to the horse.
Jill waved her arms. “Race you back! Last one there has to make the scrambled eggs!”
Jessica laughed and launched Danger into a gallop.
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