Ashley Easton rescues a badly abused horse, deciding to return to show jumping, the passion of her youth. The animal gives unquestioned love, something lacking from her husband, Keith. When Ashley begins competing, she becomes terrified as the show course morphs into an old forest, and the obstacles appear as real walls, fences and trees. Her thoughts spill through her head in elegant French, as she attacks the jumps with a fearless abandon, winning every competition.
Craig Thornton, an avid horseman, sees Ashley’s first competition. He’s entranced as she and her horse, Injun, cover the course with grace and speed. Mystically drawn together, it’s as if they knew the other… but from where? They eventually meet, becoming fast friends, their love of jumping horses a mutual bond.
Ashley seeks psycho-therapy to address a strange terror swamping her whenever she’s intimate. During hypnotic regression, she’s stunned to find herself in two apparent past lives, first in the 17th Century on a fox hunt, as a fearless French countess, and again, 150 years later in Philadelphia, a dying shipping tycoons daughter. In both “lives” she is fulfilled by glorious romance, followed by the terror of her and her lover’s brutal murder while making fervid love, each time in similar forested glades.
The psychiatrist says these are figments of her subconscious, but he’s shaken, realizing they were real past lives … and their killer may be lurking again nearby.
Ashley and Craig soon discover more than friendship between them. As these two newly rediscovered lovers struggle to free themselves from broken marriages, others plan to fulfill a 300-year-old legacy of death.
Targeted Age Group: 16+
Genre: Paranormal Romance