As acquisitions editor on this series with amazing author Lisa Williams Kline, I fell in love with the characters of Diana and Stephanie, the contemporary setting, and realistic depictions of hard topics-divorce and mental health. This series was one I was sad to have done, because I was in their world for so long, I did not want it to end.
Publisher agreed, and the four-book series became five. Each book also includes in some way an animal rescue as a side-theme, as the author's husband is a veterinarian. Because of this side theme of animals, this book appeals to boys as well, who I have actually sold to directly, 10 and 11 year-old boys who chose this book out of those displayed for sale. Highly recommended for middle grade readers. -Kim Childress
For once Stephanie and Diana want the same thing. That’s the problem. Diana and Stephanie are still trying to decide if they like each other when their blended family goes to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for spring break. They’re headed in opposite directions―Diana is crazy about the wild horses and Stephanie is crazy about the boys―until one guy catches both their interests. Soon they’re butting heads―again. But when their crush is accused of committing a crime against the horses, can the stepsisters band together to prove his innocence?
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