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JOCKEYS AND JEWELS (Romantic Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Bev Pettersen
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“Jockeys and Jewels is a sparkling jewel of a romance—clever, entertaining, and touching.” – Julianne MacLean, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

“Bev Pettersen brings complex characters and a riveting story to life through engaging dialogue, a well crafted plot, and a budding love story centered around a cracking good murder mystery. Not just for fans of horse racing, (think Dick Francis with romance), Highly recommended!” – Judith James, Independent Publisher Awards Gold Medal Winner

"Where have you been, Bev Pettersen? Any lover of the heart-jolting world of horse-racing will love this debut romantic mystery by the super-talented Ms. Pettersen." – Pamela Callow, author of the Kate Lange thriller series.

Racehorse trainer, Kurt MacKinnon, resents being yanked into undercover police work. But when his ex-partner is murdered, Kurt is determined to find the killer and moves his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive.

Julie West, a struggling and dedicated jockey, pins her dreams of an elusive win on the new trainer in town, never suspecting she’s a person of interest—and not because of her riding skills.

Kurt didn’t expect his contrary colt to flourish under Julie’s feminine touch nor for his own rusty heart to soften. However, his deceit sucks them both into the cross hairs of a killer, and suddenly much more than their love is in danger.

CONTAINS excerpt of Kindle Bestseller "Color My Horse" by Bev Pettersen

About the Author

Bev Pettersen is an award-winning writer and two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. Presently, she lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two teenagers. When she's not writing novels, she's riding. Visit her at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Westerhall (Nov. 26 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055OHXN8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jockeys and Jewels Dec 10 2012
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When I read a book it's from start to finish - in one sitting. I laughed and cried while the characters were being swept away in Jockeys and Jewels. I enjoyed this novel so much that for the last hundred pages I disciplined myself to read no more than ten pages at a time. I wanted to rush through, but at the same time, I wanted to prolong the experience for me - to stretch out the delicious story to that happy ending I knew was coming.
The characters were flesh-and-blood beings - not paper-doll types - and included the good, talented, bruised, and those irreparably damaged. The story entertained, even frightened me in places. Truly.
As I read I lived in the intriguing and exotic world of the racetrack. Jockeys and Jewels made me want to read and experience more. Five stars. Looking forward to reading Bev Pettersen's newest novel Color My Horse.

Maxine Marten
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5.0 out of 5 stars page turner Dec 21 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Jockeys & Jewels was the perfect "getaway" for me this fall. An enticing page turner, it was the perfect book to bury myself in and I looked forward to coming home from work each day and getting lost in this story; beautiful writing, strong character development and dramatic irony in each chapter to create the perfect suspense. I couldn't turn the page fast enough. Pettersen's knowledge (and I'm guessing experience?) of horses and racing demonstrates an authentic and passionate author without detailing too many technicalities - the perfect balance for we readers who may be less-versed in the world of horse racing. Very glad I came across this book; just purchased Thoroughbreads & Trailer Trash and can't wait to dive in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jockeys and Jewels Aug. 26 2011
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Bev Pettersen does what a writer is supposed to do--engage the reader. Jockeys and Jewels is well written suspense set in the intriguing world of horse racing. Add diamonds and romance just for good measure and this reader thoroughly enjoyed turning the pages to follow Julie and Kurt`s story.

I`m looking forward to Bev`s next book Color my Horse.
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