Trainer Michaela Bancroft has worked hard to make it in the man's world of showing and breeding Quarter horses. After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, she's left with a broken heart and mounting debts. Then death strikes and Michaela is suddenly...SADDLED WITH TROUBLE

Horse trainer Michaela Bancroft's husband is divorcing her for a twenty-two-year-old beauty queen. Stunned, Michaela is trying to rein in her life when she finds her Uncle Lou murdered in his prize stallion's stall. As she fends off debt collectors--and her ex husband's renewed interest in her--Michaela begins to suspect that the killer may be someone close to her. When she's nearly run off the road the night after her uncle's funeral, Michaela is convinced she's on the fast track to becoming the next victim...
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Michaela Bancroft is a horse trainer in California.  Her husband is divorcing her for a younger woman with whom he had an affair.  To top it all off, Michaela finds her Uncle Lou murdered when he didn’t show up for their breakfast meeting.  Who could have done such a thing?

Soon Michaela is embroiled in finding the killer.  Plus her aunt asks her to look into a problem with the artificial insemination program her uncle was running for horses. 

Michaela isn’t sure who to trust any more.  The more she looks into things, the more she realizes who had possible motives.

Her father has gotten himself into big trouble with gambling.  Michaela works to help him get out of trouble without losing the family ranch.

Can she figure out who killed her uncle without putting herself in danger?

I really enjoyed this book.  You don’t have to be a horse lover to enjoy it.  It is so well written.  It is a great cozy and you’ll find yourself picking it back up constantly to finish it.

There are so many wonderful red herrings that it will keep you guessing until the end.   Terrific plot and characters really add to the reading experience.  I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle