New Release Books by Lisa Preston

Lisa Preston is the author of Dead Blow (2021), Forging Fire (2020), Team Cayo Hueso (2020), Alternative Treatments for Animals (2020) and other 6 books.

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Dead Blow

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Dead Blow
The Terrific Second Book in the New Horseshoer Mystery Series, Featuring the Incorrigible Female Horse Shoer Rainy Dale “A tough yet vulnerable farrier tracks a killer, makes new friends, and commits to marriage. . . .A gritty tale with a complex mystery and an unusual heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews “Preston’s enjoyable sequel to 2018’s The Clincher. . . . Rainy, a strong, down-home, likable sleuth, has just the right amount of attitude to give her some gumption. . . . Preston delivers a steady ride right up to the satisfying ending. Hopefully, Rainy will be back soon.”—Publishers Weekly “A winning follow-up to the series opener, The Clincher (2018), and a must for horse lovers.” —Booklist A dead blow hammer leaves little to no mark on the surface it strikes. It’s not a shoer’s tool, but horseshoer Rainy Dale knows them and knows there are more questions than answers about how her new client became a widow. The old woman says there was hardly a bruise on her dead husband. Why was he driving his tractor so dangerously near the killer bull? How long did it take him to die after the machine rolled and pinned him? The whole town seems aware of the dead man’s wandering eye. Did the widow know? It all happened just before Rainy came to town, about the time that her fiancé, Guy, volunteered with his buddy to help search for a young woman who went missing from Cowdry, Oregon. Rainy is supposed to be making wedding plans and friends, but she can’t help being drawn into the town’s old intrigues. Once again, Rainy will have to dig deep and use all the tools in her box to both defend herself and the people she''s just learning to love.

Forging Fire

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Forging Fire
The Third Book in the Horseshoer Mystery Series, Featuring the Incorrigible Female Horseshoer, Rainy Dale Days before her wedding, Rainy Dale jumps at a chance to visit the fabled Black Bluff bull sale down in California, but things go awry when she is assaulted and her truck is stolen. In this twist on the “locked-room” form, more than one mystery is hidden on the ranch where Rainy and her dog, Charlie, end up. Everyone—the owners, ranch hands, angry neighbors, and perhaps even the deliveryman who brings coke coal for the ranch’s old-fashioned forge—is harboring a damaging secret. When Rainy realizes that even her dog knows a grisly hidden truth, the stakes are raised as high as life and death.

Team Cayo Hueso

release date: Jun 26, 2020
Team Cayo Hueso
Team Cayo Hueso depicts an American photographer''s time at a small gimnasio in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Havana. As she documents the young boxers training for a local tournament, she comes to see the gimnasio as a microcosm of life in Cayo Hueso: dilapidated facilities held together by resourcefulness and family bonds that are uniquely Cuban. The book includes 71 images.All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the gimnasio for equipment and structural improvements.

Alternative Treatments for Animals

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Alternative Treatments for Animals
With alternative treatments as diverse as acupuncture, homeopathy, or feng shui, give your pets the best care—naturally. In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, modern pet owners are now offered a wide range of alternative treatments for their animals. This authoritative guide, illuminated by case histories and personal experiences, will help pet owners and caregivers understand and select from a wealth of options. Discussing the scope of illnesses and conditions that different approaches are intended to aid, pet expert Lisa Preston covers the strengths and limitations of today’s most popular alternative therapy methods and offers solid advice on choosing a practitioner and integrating care. Alternative treatments discussed include: Chiropractic Homeopathic Naturopathic Holistic And more! We all want what is best for our pets. In that spirit, this book allows us to make sure they get just that.

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition

release date: Jul 05, 2016
The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition
A primary concern of all horse owners and caregivers is that their animals receive the proper feed and in the correct amounts. In seeking information about these matters, it’s easy for owners and caregivers to be lured in—and often misled—by advertisements and endorsements for vitamins, alternative medicines, and other supplementary products. Noted equine nutritionist Lisa Preston offers solid and sensible guidance in these and other areas in her wide-reaching Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition. Among the topics she covers are: • Formulating a correct dietary routine for your horse, pony, or mule based on such considerations as breed, age, and size, as well as locale, climate, and the activities in which they take part • Understanding the horse’s digestive system and related organs and the effects of various feeds on them • Feed-related diseases and other ailments: their causes, prevention, and treatment • The use and misuse of vitamins and other supplements • Understanding your veterinarian’s diagnoses, tests, and treatments • And much more Thoroughly researched using the latest scientific data and featuring dozens of tables, charts, and illustrations, The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition belongs on the shelf of every horse owner.

Orchids and Stone

release date: Apr 01, 2016
Orchids and Stone
They''re trying to take me. Help! Help me, please. Daphne Mayfield sought a moment of quiet in a park--a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork--but then an elderly woman makes a desperate plea. Daphne is reluctant to get involved when she''s not sure what''s happening, but she wants to help the stranger. Is the rambling old lady the victim of a crime or a victim of dementia? As her unease grows, Daphne can''t let go of the encounter. No matter what her boyfriend or her friends say. No matter what the retired homicide detective warns. Though she knows she''s meddling in other people''s lives, her instincts scream that the danger is real. With each increasingly bold intervention, Daphne involves herself in someone else''s crisis until she''s in too deep to turn back. She''s not just fighting for a stranger''s life...she''s fighting for her own.

The Clincher

release date: Nov 06, 2018
The Clincher
The first book in the Horseshoer Mystery series by bestselling novelist Lisa Preston featuring farrier and amateur detective Rainy Dale, for fans of William Kent Kruger and Craig Johnson. Rainy Dale is The Clincher, a twenty-something high school-dropout turned farrier (horseshoer) who is haunted by a secret she carries. Estranged from her California D-list actress momma and her ranch hand Texas daddy, she tracked down her childhood horse in small-town Oregon—a land full of cowboys and their horses—then stayed to build a life with her tools, steel, and forge. She''s sleeping in a garage and trying not to fall for her landlord, the hapless and hopeful chef, Guy, who is determined to create the perfect soufflé while Rainy would prefer to just stuff her mouth with fuel for her physically demanding job. As the new kid in town, Rainy has an uphill battle to prove herself in order to make a living by her trade, especially to her male clients who look down their noses at a female farrier. She finds herself in over her head, however, when one of her clients turns up dead, setting her up as both a suspect and a seeker of the truth. If she plans on setting down roots in her new town, Rainy will have to find the killer and clear her name. But it a country as wild as the mustangs that used to run free, finding the truth just might get her killed.

The Measure of the Moon

release date: Apr 18, 2017
The Measure of the Moon
"If you ever say anything to anyone, they all die." When eight-year-old Greer Donner falls off his horse in the Washington wilderness, he braces himself to face the long hike home alone. But screams pierce the darkness, and he stumbles upon a dead-end road where a man is beating a woman-nearly to death. In a moment of courage, he stops the assault, but he''s left to face the man, who turns his wrath into an ominous threat: if the boy ever reveals what he has seen, his family will pay the ultimate price. The secret Greer now carries begins his emotional unraveling. In Seattle, Gillian Trett is a photographer with a troubled marriage and a childhood she''s trying to forget. Domestic tension mounts when her husband''s stepsister arrives. Desperate for a distraction, and a way to advance her career, Gillian throws herself into uncovering the history behind an old man''s Holocaust photo of boys in a forest. The mysterious children and the truth behind the scene haunt her-she can''t let go of the image, or of her own shadowed past. Then a horrifying revelation entangles Gillian''s path with young Greer''s. The boy and the woman, separated by a generation and a hundred miles, each confront the terrible power of harbored secrets-not only to eclipse the truth but also to illuminate the dark, unknown dimensions of their loved ones and themselves.

Natural Healing for Cats, Dogs, Horses, and Other Animals

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Natural Healing for Cats, Dogs, Horses, and Other Animals
Presents information on alternative therapies for animals, discussing the different types of treatments available and how they are used for a variety of ailments.

Halloween Word Search for Kids | BOO !

release date: Jul 19, 2020
Halloween Word Search for Kids | BOO !
!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!! Word Search Puzzles are a great way for kids to spend time, learn new words and build vocabulary. HOURS OF OCCUPATION and FUN GUARANTEED ! Details : - Ideal size 8.5 x 11 inches - 40 WORD SEARCH PUZZLES - 600 WORDS to find ! - Various Puzzle Topics : Costumes, Movies, Creepy creatures, Party food, Scary sounds, and many more ! - Large print - High quality white paper (90 g/m2) - Soft cardboard cover (220 g/m2). Glossy finish.
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