"Been there, done that! You wrote my story. Please tell me when it's going to be published!" These are just a few quotes from many people. Some have cried when editing or reading it for the author, others have just pushed her to 'hurry up and get it out there!' Marie Claire was born to a simple woman, had to cope with a drug and alcohol loving uncle, and had an alcoholic stepdad. She went through rapes, beatings, and ran away to live with her best friend and her family. The book ends with Marie Claire learning to train, show, and own horses. These animals become the love of her life. So many children have been in similar circumstances. We trust that Marie Claire's story will enlighten your life, comfort your heart, and know that the story continues in the sequel, Before the Music, where her adventures will surprise you.