Intrigue and Personal Danger Abound in Racehorse-Related Tale

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Story aims to lead horse-loving girls and others to Jesus Christ

Acid and Bribery

The point of my book is to lead horse-loving girls and others to Jesus Christ. The central theme is horses with subthemes of divorce, money, and relationships

When Tomar El Oro, a three-year-old American Quarter Horse favored to win the race, unexpectedly loses, Kelsey Kelley starts to wonder if his owner, Eustacio Rios, was bribed to lose. While searching for clues to this mystery, her estranged father arrives wanting to make amends, much to Kelsey’s disgust. In Jeanne Ann Off’s new release, Acid and Bribery ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-949-7), Kelsey learns to accept both disappointment and success as she is caught up in intrigue and personal danger, all while dealing with her father’s sudden involvement in her life.

“The point of my book is to lead horse-loving girls and others to Jesus Christ. The central theme is horses with subthemes of divorce, money, and relationships,” the author says. “[I hope readers learn to] ask Jesus to save them because that is the most important decision anyone can make.”

Off owned a racehorse for one season, and she used her experiences during that time as the basis for this story. “I raised this mare from breeding, birth, and then training,” she recalls. “There was a chapel on the backside of the track where she raced.” Additionally, since her mother died the day after her fourth birthday, she was raised for a year in a single-parent home, and then thereafter by her father and stepmother. “There wasn’t a good relationship with my stepmother; at its worst was when I was a teenager, yet this led me to Jesus Christ,” she says, and she hopes it will do the same for readers.

Jeanne Ann Off currently resides in Henderson, Colorado.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Acid and Bribery through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Acid and Bribery is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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