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Lakehouse Déjà Vu – Cheers

This is an excerpt of Lakehouse Déjà Vu. Chapter Two, when Rose and Jessica begin their much needed vacation to Florida. “Car keys, hat, wallet with credit card, bathing suits, sandals—check. That’s all I need. Looks like I am ready for this vacation!” Jessica said as she folded her long, slender legs and almost six-foot… Continue reading Lakehouse Déjà Vu – Cheers

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Our Perfect Companions – have four legs and four hooves.

The bond between horse and human can be one of incredible strength and love. Ask anyone who is a pet guardian, a real animal lover, and they will tell you that they are not “pets,” they are family. Our furry loved ones are incredible companions who give us unconditional love and understanding. Clyde and me!… Continue reading Our Perfect Companions – have four legs and four hooves.

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Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star ~ excerpt of chapter 7

Sailing. Little San Salvador to Cat Island, The Bahamas The bow pitched and dipped, rose and fell as the space between my toes and the top of the water got closer, and then up we went again. My short legs dangled off the edge of the pulpit as I leaned forward, pushing my body forward… Continue reading Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star ~ excerpt of chapter 7

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A Horse Can Teach Life Lessons

The little child looked upward to the sky, but a gigantic creature was blocking the sun. He moved slowly toward the little girl, her feet frozen to the ground. Inches away, the animal’s nostrils flared and retracted as the air around her face disappeared. She felt a silent scream in her ears, and life seemed… Continue reading A Horse Can Teach Life Lessons

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Lakehouse Déjà Vu COMING SOON!

A Novella by RA Anderson

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The Colt That Could

A short story dedicated to the American Saddlebred Museum, located in Lexington, Kentucky. In honor of Mrs. Helen K. Crabtree & RuthAnne Lewis (The Last Crabtree Girl). My eyes squinted as I took my first step out of the barn. I was led into the sunlight by the farmer holding a lead rope clipped to… Continue reading The Colt That Could

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Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

A short story by RA Anderson dedicated to the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, Lexington, KY. Thoughts lingered in my mind after Grandma told me about a wishing story. We walked in her den where I was asked not to play, and we sat down as she began her little story. She told me our families… Continue reading Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

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Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

1979, Dear Journal, it’s Annie. Moved onto a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean, cut off from former life. Almost thirteen and feeling kidnapped by my family, torn from the life I love. Annie - Aboard the Western Star As librarians and readers come across this book, aka my sailing journal, it’s fun to hear their… Continue reading Dear Journal, I’m Stuck on a Boat with Family!

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The Horse That Knows by Lynn Mann

A swirl of emotion swept through me as I read word by word, flipping page by page of Lynn Mann’s book, The Horse That Knows. My Bonded Partner Clyde! The statement on the cover read, “A bond with a horse can change everything.” This rings true to me as someone who has grown up with… Continue reading The Horse That Knows by Lynn Mann

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Reality Word Game: Connection – Gratitude – Sons

Dawn snuck through the fog and the smell of fresh coffee lingered in the air as my sleepy eyes moved over my to-do lists. My fingers found the keyboard and, without a thought, unlocked my Mac. My eyes narrowed as the screen lit up the room. I didn’t remember being on Facebook before walking away… Continue reading Reality Word Game: Connection – Gratitude – Sons