Charisse Howard has family on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and began pestering them at age three to buy her a horse. She started riding at eight, and writing around the same time. In Dark Horseman she brings those two favorite pastimes together, along with her deep affection for the Blue Ridge Mountains, Monticello, and the Virginia horse country.
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Charisse Howard's e-romance Dark Horseman is a thrilling gallop through the horse country of antebellum Virginia, full of disguises, surprises, and Shakespeare!
The best rider in Virginia horse country, Tory Allen races home to her injured grandfather when Belmont's barn goes up in flames. Grandall's niece Sally frets: How will such a headstrong belle make any gentleman a proper wife? One gentleman who hopes to find out is Sally's handsome son, Charles.
Grandall shocks the household by hiring a stranger called Ned Finn to run Belmont while he recovers. Although Tory dislikes Finn, she admires his skill with horses. Charles questions his growing influence over the ailing old man. Everyone soon realizes the mysterious Mr. Finn is not what he seems. New discoveries, and clues from Shakespeare, stir up a hornets' nest. Can Tory save her beloved Belmont, or will this "battle of stallions" destroy it?