The novel La Duquesa is a fun read. It is the best thing that has happened to Arabian horses in North America in a long time. The characters are engaging and I quickly came to care about them. The story weaves together a delightful fantasy in which horses and dogs can talk, with real horse and rider training practices that attend preparation for an Arabian Nationals competition at real places that I know. It left me wanting to ride and show an Arabian horse again. Reading La Duquesa felt like a thick warm blanket around my shoulders on a chilly night. It is truly a treat. Hooray for authors Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez!! I hope that you sell a million copies. It would be good for the country and great for the Arabian breed. You can quote me and use my name. Attagirls!!!