From Mistress to Wifey uFlirty and spoilt she isseless around "The Stud And Wants Nothing Than To " stud and wants nothing than to back in Sydney going to balls and the stud and wants nothing than to be back in Sydney going to balls and And Jim a typical horseman who is loyal and fearless despite his secret reasons for coming to HelliganRecommended for those who enjoy a well written historical romance with a good mystery to be solved Another fabulous read by Tea Cooper Set in the 1860 s India is full of dreams of making a go of the family horse stud and breeding a horse to run in
the Melbourne Cup not the normal occupation of a woman back then Along Melbourne Cup not the normal occupation of a woman back then Along Jim and she thinks she s found someone to help her make her dreams come true but Jim has secrets This book had plenty of secrets revolving around the family in particular India s mother Will the secrets of the past stop India achieving her dream India will fight for her dream and for truth and love I love nothing than getting my teeth into a historical written by someone who takes the time to research and get it rightTea Cooper nailed it with the characters and the era well doneI ve always been a fan of a strong woman and India Kilhampton doesn t disappoint in any way It also helps that I live in the area Ms Cooper has written about and can envisage it in my mindCommon goals old secrets and a reputation at stake can India save her family s livelihood and reputation with the help of the one person who could end it all India Kilhampton has always dreamed of breeding a Melbourne Cup winner To achieve this she needs a stud master so she advertises for one Jim Mawgan answers the ad and it seems Jim is exactly who India needs Once Jim A delightful romantic yarn Centered on the beginnings of the Melbourne Cup Where the ability to prove with papers the lineage of the horse Tea Cooper writes enjoyable yarn where the story proceeds at a cantering pace An intriguing read that had a hornets nest of activity between the KilhamptonCobb families set on the Helligen farm India and Jim carried the story well and the many secondary cast of characters add their dimension to what shaped Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia up to be an enjoyable read with the evident attraction between India and Jim and the tale surrounding both families The descriptives of Jefferson were awesome and his part in the story was a highlight Jim and India s boundless attraction was oftentimes sweet and portrayed well and formed a perfect picture for this reader Lots of emotional elements throughout the read that this reader relished Author T a Cooper writes such stunning characters in many of her novels and The Horse Thief held its own for a potent read Strong characters a stunning backdrop and fabulous story combined for a great readReview copy received from the Publisher Beautiful setting Charming leads Was interesting to learn about the history in the 1800s with horses and women in that era I enjoyed it. E his ownership of the prized stallion JeffersonJim and India discover they share a common goal but as the secrets of the pastnravel old enmities surface Although betrayed will India save Jim before he is branded a horse thief and sentenced to deat. Story Even though Jim
and India don t know exactly what happened in the past they have to deal with India don t know exactly what happened in the past they have to deal with conseuences of the problems between their parents I loved the theme and the way Tea Cooper handles the secret giving p a little bit every time I also really liked the setting which is amazing I m a big fan of books about animals and The Horse Thief doesn t disappoint in that area The descriptions of the horses are fantastic and I enjoyed reading about their characters The romantic part of the story is very good I couldn t wait to find out what would happen to India Her sister is a spoiled brat and she tries to make India marry an older man in the city so she can have her lifestyle and status back This the city so she can have her lifestyle and status back This to a lot of friction which I found really interesting The cover of The Horse Thief is as beautiful as the story I liked it a lot It was fun to read about the past to discover how people sed to live back then The connection between India and Jim is great There are a lot of spectacular moments and I loved the ending I highly recommend this wonderful book What a story I won this book from an Australian Rural Romance competition which was also signed by Tea Cooper I enjoyed reading it immensely A story about how past events no matter how much they were covered p and misunderstood can be resolved worked out and forgiven to make a future that was meant to be Jim and India had a passion that brought them together no matter what happened in the past Thanks Tea Cooper for such a great story I look forward to This was a very enjoyable Aussie rural romance Set in the 1860s the story revolves around a horse stud the fictional Helligen in the Hunter Valley Once flourishing and prosperous the stud is run down due to a series of tragedies Owned by Alexander Killhampton successful importer and exporter it was once his pride and joy but after his wife Laila fell from her horse and became an invalid and their baby son died he sent his daughters off to school and buried himself in his businessoften spending weeks away at sea Now his eldest daughter India is determined to rebuild the stud and has hired a studmaster Jim Mawgan What she doesn t know is that Jim and his family have connections with the stud and he has come back for hidden reasonsTea Cooper tells an interesting story and has a wonderful sense of time and place This is not just a romance but a family saga centred around horse breeding and the early days of the Melbourne Cup when it was every breeder s aim to show they bred the best horses by winning the cup She has also drawn some great characters India Killhampton is in many ways a very modern woman feisty and smart dressing in gaucho pants and refusing to ride side saddle or marry the wealthy older man selected for her Her younger sister Violet is almost her opposite. Determined to make her dream a reality she advertises for a horse breederJim Mawgan arrives at Helligen Stud in the Hunter Valley to take p the position Jim however has a mission he must fulfil his father’s dying wish to right past wrongs and prov.
Summary The Horse ThiefLeft by her father at Helligen Stud in the Hunter Valley with her invalid mother and sister Violet along with the servants India Kilhampton was determined to se the twelve months her father had granted her to make a difference to the fortunes of her home The sadness and tragedy of the past would be to some degree made better if be to some degree made better if could breed a champion stallion which would win the Melbourne CupWhen she advertised in the local Maitland Mercury for a Stud Master sing her father s name but without his knowledge she was excited to receive a response almost immediately And when Jim Mawgan arrived regarding the position she knew his knowledge of horses and what the job entailed made him the perfect candidate Was it possible she could actually do what she had set out to achieve Her excitement and passion was intenseBut Jim had an 1898 ulterior motive one that he had no intention of telling India or any of the Kilhampton family As India and Jim worked out a plan to breed from the mares that remained on Helligen Stud India felt sure that Jim had the same goal she did Jim s stallion Jefferson was a beautiful horse his pride in him was obvious the love of his horse outstanding But gradually the secrets of a long ago past rosep threatening to engulf them all What had India done when she brought Jim into their lives Was
SHE DESTINED TO FAIL HER FAMILYdestined to fail her family again The Horse Thief by Aussie author Tea Cooper is an exuisitely written historical fiction novel which is set in the beautiful countryside of the Hunter Valley in NSW Wonderfully descriptive the landscape was brought to life for me Morpeth the steamer to Sydney via Newcastle all familiar Mystery intrigue and tangled emotions mix with determination and loyalty India was a na ve young woman who was trying to make her way in a man s world Her strength and desire to succeed made her a character to love I thoroughly enjoyed The Horse Thief and have no hesitation in recommending it highlyWith thanks to NetGalley the publisher and the author for my copy to read and review India wants to bring her family s country home back to its former glory Helligen Stud Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, used to be so active and vibrant and India misses those days To make her wish come true she has to show her father she s capable of running the estate and he s given her a deadline She wants their horses to matter again and to achieve that she plans to win the Melbourne Cup To be able to do that she needs a capable stable master When Jim applies for the job it s like a dream come true India s wishes might be fulfilled Only Jim is carrying a secret one that has everything to do with the troubled past of both of their families When things go horribly wrong will they be able to save the situation and each otherThe Horse Thief is an amazing book about a beautiful home that has a sad hi. Can she save her family’s horse stud and reputationWhen India Kilhampton is caughtp in the heart stopping excitement of the first Melbourne Cup her mind is made p She will breed a horse to win the coveted trophy and reunite her fractured family.