- Paperback: 234 pages
- Publisher: Acorn Book Services (May 28, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989180417
- ISBN-13: 978-0989180412
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 4/5
NO GOOD DEED SHALL GO UNPUNISHED! When the West’s good-hearted farm manager, Punch McMinn, stumbles upon Eugene Strom, a down-on-his-luck fighter threatening to jump from an old bridge, Punch takes him under his wing and convinces the patriarch of Westwood Thoroughbred Farm, Eric West, to give him a job. But when the gun-toting mob shows up at Westwood, it’s quite obvious that good ol’ Eugene is hiding a secret—a big one. Punch finds himself questioning his good intentions when the ex-fighter puts the people he loves against the ropes—and at the edge of disaster.
It also leaves you wanting more. You want to know what happens next. So know in advance that you're walking into a series when you pick up this book- who doesn't like to read lots of books anyways!
The setting is great and the way Cindy uses descriptions makes you feel like you're right there with them. Not to mention the fact that because you love her characters, you'll feel like they've become part of your extended family.
It's a good book that lots will enjoy. Not just one specific genre.
For twenty-six years my life whirled around a song and a dance: I was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of my adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and the happenings at the racetrack. Surprised? Why didn’t I write about my experiences with dance? Eh, believe it or not life at the racetrack is more…racy. The drama is outrageous—not that dancers don’t know how to create drama, believe me, they do; but race trackers just seem to get more down and dirty with it which makes great story telling—great fiction. I didn’t start out writing books, The Unbridled Series started out as a TV drama, and the Hollywood readers loved the show. The problem was we just couldn’t sell it. So one of the readers said to me, “Cindy, don’t be stupid. Turn your scripts into a book series.” and so I did! In May of 2011 I took the big leap and exchanged my dancin’ shoes for a lap top—I retired from dance. It was a scary proposition, I was terrified, but I had the full support of my husband, Saint Bill. It has been a huge change for me. I went from dancing hard five hours a night to sitting in front of a computer. I still work-out and I take my dog, Harvey, for a daily run. I have to or I’d be as big as a house. Do I miss dance? Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books and I love sharing them with you. To read excerpts from future books, view book trailers, and keep up with everything that is Unbridled, please visit Cindy’s website at: http://www.cindymcwriter.com