Balancing Act: Kovak & Quaid Horse Mystery Series - Book Two (Kovak & Quaid Horse Mysteries 2)
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Kim Kovak is a well-known equine photographer, a profession she adopted after recovering from a shooting accident that maimed her leg, killed her police horse, and forced her retirement from the Columbus Ohio Mounted Police Unit.
When a simple magazine assignment in Chicago involves an encounter with a runaway carriage horse, Kim is catapulted into the news, and the owner Kim Kovak is a well-known equine photographer, a profession she adopted after recovering from a shooting accident that maimed her leg, killed her police horse, and forced her retirement from the Columbus Ohio Mounted Police Unit. When a simple magazine assignment in Chicago involves an encounter with a runaway carriage horse, Kim is catapulted into the news, and the owner of a new equestrian attraction begs Kim to find the person responsible for the deadly epidemic sweeping through the barn.
Horrified by the brutality of human nature, Kim accepts the job, but not without reservations. She may be retired law enforcement, but she's no private eye. Insurance fraud investigator Garrett Quaid is also in Chicago, looking into a client's suspicions about an unfaithful husband. When Kovak calls to ask for help, Quaid finds himself again working with the woman who both hindered and helped track down a horse theft ring in Ohio the previous summer.
Only this time, the working relationship is different. Will the two of them catch the perpetrators of a treacherous plot to put the Dream Horse Ballet out of business? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published August 4th by Equine Graphics Publishing. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From his first graphic encounter with the brutality of nature on Table Mountain in South Africa to his disappearance as a boy on safari in Malawi to the rigorous training he underwent to become a game ranger at Phinda Private Game Reserve, this book will delight and educate anyone fascinated with nature, wildlife, travel and adventure.
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Finny and the Boy from Horse Mountain. Soon after adopting Sky, Finny meets Joe, a sixteen-year-old, who has run away from his cruel uncle in Montana. This is a true to life animal adventure that your children will love.
Are you tired of reading stories to your children about animals that wear clothes and act like humans? Would you like to read an exciting animal story that will teach you and your children real facts about wildlife? Then this is a book you will really enjoy. How to be a Hero. Join Amith as he heads on a quest to become a hero to save one of his most beloved family members.
How to be a Hero is a magical realism tale about a young, brash little boy named Amith. He and his best friend Shaneel play together in the streets of their isolated, poverty-stricken village in India. They sneak through alleyways and sit on top of walls to get glimpses of movies that inspire their clever fantasies.
Because, in their minds, they are not kids, they are heroes. So they dream like only children can, imagining stories and creating wondrous illusions of being heroes just to escape the sickness and death that surround them. But then, death makes its presence felt, as someone very close becomes ill, and the kids once imagined skills are put to the real test. After being inspired by a movie that they think is real, they venture out into the foreboding Indian Jungle to find the Holy Grail to cure them of their troubles.
But they are not alone. Accompanying them is a lonely, love-stricken, relentless little girl, named Karishma, who leads them into the depths of the darkness. And it is in this abyss-like mysterious and unending jungle where they are taken to their very limits. Friendships are on the line, bravery is put to the test, and love plays its dirty tricks, as the very real danger of reality surfaces and the kids are forced to suffer the consequences of their actions.
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Hopes, dreams, truth, and regret fill their minds, as they realize they are the most fragile creatures in the jungle, and they must each find out what it truly means to be a hero. Tiptoes Lightly is a fairy who lives in an acorn high in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. On the way Ompliant the Elephant has his leg pulled by Chit-Chat the Chipmunk; Tiptoes sails down to the sea and brings Spinner the Dolphin up Running River to see flowers for the very first time; Tom Nutcracker tracks giant footprints into the forest but gets himself treed, and Meadow Mouse almost gets eaten by Tiger luckily Mr.
Owl the Vegetarian saves her! Along the way tales and legends are told: Miranda the spring pixie tells how the little blue and yellow Forget-me-not came to be; Mr. Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction. About the Book: Packed with thrills, science and fantasy. Sara Tsvetkov is not a typical 11 year old girl, and her mom and dad are not the typical run-of-the-mill parents in modern suburbia. They lead a team dedicated to saving and protecting animals, and discovering how to use nature to find cures for many deadly diseases that ravage mankind.
It solidifies belief in the power of her legacy and the importance of working with nature to solve many of the problems faced by mankind. That secret research into a cancer cure draws the unwanted interest of others. All want to steal the research and its byproduct, a fast-acting super-toxin with no antidote that makes its victims appear to have died by snakebite. Star of Shadowbrook Farm Thoroughbred. Can Susan ever ride again? Fragile Creatures. Seventeen-year-old Evangeline Frost had a great life, until the car accident that killed her father and turned her mother into a bitter alcoholic.
Unable to bear the guilt, Evangeline attempts to take her own life, saved only by the memory of her beloved father. The influences of contemporary artists, her flowering as an artist and a writer of books for children, and her later life as farmer and conservationist are all demonstrated through more than colour and black-and-white reproductions of her work. The Feast of the Moon: a novel of exceptional fierceness. Humans know nothing of danger, less of death and therefore do not live with honor.
So thinks our hero-hamster until he meets the girl who will become the love of his life: the source of his greatest joy and deepest loss. The Feast of the Moon is fiction for middle grade and junior high readers, their moms and dads and anyone who has ever loved a pet. With humor and by thrilling adventure by hamster standards , it explores how brothers and sisters get along, as well as the nature of life, danger and friendship. But as he tells the story — being snatched by humans as a youngster; learning to love his adolescent owner; escaping into the prairie; his reunion with his human friend — our hamster learns as much about himself as he does the sky-wide prairie.
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The Joy of Horton. After many years of rescuing elderly pugs. In we were asked to take in a little disabled Pug puppy who we named Horton. Horton changed our lives and touched the hearts of everyone who ever met him. The Joy of Horton is a celebration of a life well lived by a little pug who was small in stature but had the true spirit of a lion dwelling within him. Horton was cheeky and fearless and funny and wonderful.
Chapter after chapter tells of the adventures he got up to living on a farm in the company of his seven elderly brothers and sisters. Horton stalked our sheep and got kissed by our Clydesdale, he took a huge amount of joy in every single day he was given. Horton shared our life for three glorious years before we lost him. This book is a story of strength and determination.
Horton got pushed around our paddocks in a beautiful blue and white pram and called out to the sheep and horses as he went along, trying to encourage them to come over and play with him.
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It was the same with our flock of sheep. Horton would peep through the fence watching the livestock grazing and again shouting out to them to come closer. And as for the old pugs in the house, well they took on a new lease of life, some mothered him, some played with him and some jumped up on the couch to have a break from him. Never Invite an Alligator to Lunch! Maddie, an 8 year-old dreaming of becoming a fabulous chef, invites A-Z to lunch for cooking practice.
But more is stirring around Maddie than she had planned! LB is an ambitious tiny ladybug photographer claiming his pictures reveal the true story behind the chaos! Or is he, in fact, trying to cover up his own role in the mischief? Kids and adults alike tend to giggle as they read the book aloud and enjoy the humorous illustrations enhancing the story right up to its enchanting surprise ending.
Seuss, the fun use of language and action encourages children to love reading while developing essential literacy skills. Go ahead and click on the Look Inside feature for a free glimpse of the fun. Recommended for adults to read aloud to young children, and for beginning and early readers: Preschool and Kindergarten-2nd Grade; Ages What is it like to have a seriously ill, beloved pet and not be able to afford needed veterinary care?
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How and why did this plight come to be? Are there options available for pet owners facing this money-emotion dilemma? A champion show jumper is replaced by a look-alike, but the switch isn't discovered for months. Comfortable in the safe world of equine photography, ex-cop Kim Kovak thinks she has finally moved past the terror of a routine patrol that changed her life forever. Then a simple photo shoot catapults her into the middle of a cunning and dangerous ring of horse thieves.
Old hab A champion show jumper is replaced by a look-alike, but the switch isn't discovered for months. Old habits die hard and Kim goes after the truth with a vengeance. Private investigator Garrett Quaid is determined to expose whoever is organizing a series of thefts where ringers are used and big insurance claims are paid. A quiet loner, Quaid doesn't welcome the meddling of one pushy photographer who always seems to be one jump ahead of him. Together, and often at odds, Kovak and Quaid try to out-sleuth each other and, in the process, learn the chilling truth about the crimes.
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Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I probably would not have picked this book on my own, but the author is a friend of mine. What a Gem! This book has lots of horses which I know nothing about, but the mystery woven around them was a really fun read. I am now on to the next book in the series.
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