Heart of Passion
Coming fall of 2019!
Spupaleena’s equine journey lingers as the Sinyekst teen continues to fight for her passion to raise and train racehorses. Yet she takes her dream a step further, hoping to breed her stallions to the Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Colvile’s mares and sell a few foals along the way.
Her father persists to thrust her toward expected cultural behaviors. But she has other plans. And they do not include a husband. Nor a fellow racer bent on making sure she does not race, no matter the cost.
Elizabeth Gardner remains torn between discouraging Spupaleena from the dangers of horse racing and encouraging her friend’s vision. To make matters worse, the woman has her hands full wrangling an infant, a toddler, and her five-year-old daughter who wants to race, “Just like Auntie Spuppy!”
When disaster strikes, terror shifts into courage, heartache melds into forgiveness, calamity slips into hope, and one young woman learns the true meaning of family. This story from award-winning author Carmen Peone will tug your heartstrings as you gallop the rugged trails along the Columbia River into uncalculated Indian Country.