In her first novel, Jenny Pitman draws on her years of experience in the world of horse racing, with a fast-paced and heart-stopping tale of one woman's life after the death of her husband. Left to bring up her two children, Jan Hardy faces a bleak future in the wilds of Wales looking after a crumbling farm-holding while under the watchful and suspicious eye of her bitter mother-in-law. Her only escape lies in her affinity with horsesshe has a natural gift in their handling.o begins her quest to carve out a new future for her and her two young children in Gloucestershire in the tough and masculine world of training racehorses. As success starts to come her wayinitially by breaking in problem horsesshe endures setbacks from her family and almost overwhelming financial disaster. And to make matters worse, someone seems determined to derail her life.