My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
This book doesn't deviate much from the pattern established in the previous books. It continues the story of Kate, Tori and Colt, now adding Melissa to their group, although Melissa is a bit difficult for Kate to deal with sometimes.
In this book, the four of them decide to participate in a parade to advertise Kate’s barn, and also try to find the identity of a mystery woman riding a beautiful black horse.
The action is predictable and perhaps a bit preachy at times. Even when Kate misbehaves, she quickly repents and does the right thing. It's probably not a bad thing in a novel for this age group, but as with the first book, I felt they were a little bit too nice to be realistic at times. Melissa is the exception, although even her behaviour is now mild compared with what it was. Considering the company she's keeping, it's probably not surprising, and there were some good moments of uncertainty on her part, as she feels left out of what the others are doing, not to mention that Kate sometimes still feels jealous, but these things are usually quickly overcome so the story can be concluded on a positive note.