About Laurie Loveman,
A former breeder of Appaloosa Horses, Laurie Loveman has a history that envelopes a love of horses and a passion for fire prevention. Laurie earned a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Now she not only wrote articles for the horse industry, she began writing articles for fire service publications. Her training continued with courses in arson investigation, fire scene photography, and fire safety inspections. She did her studying while participating in the organization of a new fire department and completing basic firefighter training. In 1990 Laurie became a charter member of the new Highland Hills, Ohio Fire Department. Today, Lt. Loveman is an Ohio-certified Fire Safety Inspector and consults on equine facility fire and building safety. She is a board member of the National Equine Safety Association (NESA), an organization which holds on-farm clinics nationwide to teach horse owners and facility managers how to maintain a fire-safe barn and how to safely evacuate horses from barns in the event of fire or other natural disasters.
SYNOPSIS: Until Jake McCann's arrival in Woodhill, Ohio in June of 1932 to be appointed fire chief, Laura Darvey's life had fallen into a predictable pattern: she was 31 years old, married, a nurse, and breeder of Appaloosa horses.Upon Jake's arrival, everything changes. Jake and Laura share an interest in horses that deepens into a love affair and leads to terrifying consequences.
SYNOPSIS: THE QUARRY introduces elderly Maudie Hegerty, whose son, Boris, is foreman of the local quarry. Boris is facing not only potential labor problems, but must come to terms with the progress of Maudie's colon cancer. Maudie is being cared for by Dr. Jessica Malloy, who is the physician in charge of the emergency department at Woodhill Memorial Hospital.Â In the course of her work, Jess befriends Woodhill Fire Department first-aid officer, Eli Sheffler, who becomes her steadfast friend through events that threaten everything they hoped was in their future.
The Farm Fires
SYNOPSIS : In THE FARM FIRES, a small palomino horse brings Glynis Hampton, daughter of dairy farmer Ben Barneshill, into a chance meeting with Woodhill Fire Department Captain Freddy Pratter at the scene of the horseowner's death.Â During his investigation of a series of field and farm fires, Freddy falls in love with Glynis as he tries to identify and capture a serial arsonist who has killed twice and could kill again in his thirst for revenge.
Demise of the "Horse Fairy"
Synopsis: Over the space of several weeks in the summer of 1935, 13 starving horses and ponies, along with one very fat pony and a goat, are left in Woodhill, Ohio. The people of Woodhill rally behind horse owner Laura Darvey and newly arrived Ramona Hernandez, to help restore the abused horses to health. The unknown person behind the arrival of the horses earns the nickname, The Horse Fairy, but The Horse Fairy is not out to save lives; he is racketeer Bobby Darvey, who is determined to harm Laura and Fire Chief Jake McCann to avenge his cousin, Dan Darvey’s death. Bobby wants the abused horses to pass on a disease that will kill all of Laura’s horses, and he is determined to see Jake publicly humiliated and forced out of his job. For this, Bobby uses two Woodhill residents who want to oust Jake from the chief’s job for their own agenda.
Do Horses Play A Part In All The Books?
Yes! Appaloosa horses are a part of all three books. Laura Darvey breeds Appaloosas and it's the horses that draw her and Jake McCann together in MEMORIES. The horses, and Laura's farm, are part of the social lives of Laura, Jake, and their friends. Laura has an Appaloosa stallion, Envy (fictitious), and she is actively breeding and promoting Appaloosas in Ohio. Envy was purchased a number of years earlier by Laura's father from Claude Thompson (not at all fictitious!) in Moro, Oregon. Thompson was a very important figure in creating the Appaloosa Horse Club.
What Do People Say About Laurie's Books?
"An officer in the Highland Hills, Ohio Fire Department, an experienced freelance writer, and an expert in equine safety, Laurie Loveman has authored three novels of exceptional caliber. This Woodhill, Ohio trilogy demonstrates and documents Laurie Loveman as a master storyteller with a superb grasp of her craft."
James A. Cox Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review
How Can I Order Today?
Just visit Laurie's website and select the book you wish and you will see a link to buy right on line! You'll enjoy them so much you'll want to get all three and pass them on to friends and family to enjoy. Be sure to order yours today!
Contact: Laurie Loveman
17095 Abbey Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023-1313
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