It is Spring Vacation time and Melanie goes with Aunt Peg to a cluster of dog shows in Kentucky. Aunt Peg has judging assignments in 3 of the shows. Bertie takes her string to the shows. While there Aunt Peg is interested in Thoroughbreds as she has inherited a broodmare. Miss Ellie is a friend and Aunt Peg is delighted to see her again learn about her horse. A lot of good information on thoroughbred racing is included which I enjoyed reading. Miss Ellie attended one of the dog shows and there were positive and negative reactions to her presence. The following day, the news spread throughout the show grounds that Miss Ellie has passed away. The death occurred at her family’s racing stables. Melanie and others find it hard to believe that Miss Ellie would fall into an area were familiar to her. Melanie starts to explore the circumstances surrounding the death. Melanie with Aunt Peg and Faith extend their stay in order to find answers. I highly recommend this series.
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read the book. The opinions expressed are my own.