Kathleen Marentes is a wife and mother from Nebraska. At six years old she wrote her first book, a six-page story about talking horses, and knew from that moment she wanted to be an author. Her love of horses started with riding lessons at an early age, and she spent most of her teenage and young adult years working at a ranch. In her years working with horses, she saw both the good and the bad, and that prompted her to write her first novel, The Shadows Breathe. She plans to have at least two more books in the series.
The author’s favorite part of The Shadows Breathe:
When I think of The Shadows Breathe, two parts of the book really stand out above the rest for me. The first part is the scene where Kara is watching an upsetting training session between Ryan and Lea. Kara sees that Lea is different from other horses in that scene because instead of submitting to the harsh hand that is hurting her, she fights back. But she doesn’t just lash out and flee; Lea actually turns her head and looks at her attacker. She’s a smart horse, and Kara knows she’s worth saving. My other favorite part is towards the end. Without giving too much away, I’ll say that we see the great love that Kara and her other favorite horse, Asia, have developed for each other. A bond between a human and a horse can be such a strong and emotional thing, something I’m sure those in the horse world can relate to.
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