I last rode a horse on a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago. My husband and I watched a beautiful sunset from horseback. Before that, I think the last time I had been on a horse was when I was in college. But I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who rides horses on a regular basis. No wonder I can’t wait to read Laura Wolfe’s YA Mystery TRAIL OF SECRETS (Fire & Ice YA). I am so excited that she is here to share about the book, and a healthy vegan recipe!
Brynlei is a sixteen year-old accomplished equestrian who has been diagnosed as a Highly-Sensitive Person (“HSP”). As an HSP, she absorbs the feelings of those around her and senses energy often missed by others. When she finally has the opportunity to attend the prestigious Foxwoode Riding Academy in northern Michigan, she hears a ghost story about a girl who vanished on a trail ride and is rumored to haunt Foxwoode. Brynlei becomes embroiled in a quest to discover the truth about the girl’s disappearance, while someone at Foxwoode seems to be trying to stop her.
What would Brynlei choose for her last meal?
Brynlei would choose her mom’s butterscotch-oatmeal cookies. Her mom runs a small baking business and the cookies remind Brynlei of home.
How about you? What would you choose for your last meal?
I would eat any pasta dish made by my husband. He never follows a recipe, but can whip up the most delicious pasta dishes on a moment’s notice. It must be his Italian upbringing!
Why should someone bite into TRAIL OF SECRETS?
TRAIL OF SECRETS is an ideal read for those craving a fast-paced mystery filled with plot twists. Horse-lovers will appreciate the riding scenes and the ongoing riding competition between the girls at the riding academy, but you do not need to be a horse-person to enjoy this book. Trail of Secrets is the first book in my Dark Horse Series.
Do you have a recipe you’d like to share?
Yes—Vegan Glo Bars from the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon. Although Brynlei’s last meal would include her mom’s butterscotch-oatmeal cookies, I’m sharing another recipe Brynlei would like. Brynlei would love these vegan energy bars because she does not eat meat and, in Book 2, she convinces her mom to add a vegan line to her bakery business. Also, Brynlei is constantly on-the-go and could eat these bars on her way to the barn or for extra energy during one of her long horse show days. I like to make these bars during the holiday season, wrap them with saran wrap and pretty bows, and give them to friends and neighbors.
Ghosts, horses, secrets…I need to finish working on my current WIP so that I have time to read again! And those energy bars sound like a healthy snack for everyone, even non-vegans! (After last week’s pink fudge, I need a healthy snack!)