Welcome to Paradise Ranch - where everyone can get a second chance.

Horse Country is a new series coming April 2022!

Perfect for Readers Ages 8-12!


Carolina Aguasvivas grew up on Paradise Ranch, which she knows down to every last pony. But things are sure to change when the new owner’s daughter, Chelsie Sánchez, sweeps in with an attitude and a feisty Thoroughbred named Velvet. The mare is skittish, headstrong—and Carolina is determined to ride her.

Chelsie, who considers herself too good to clean stalls, certainly doesn't seem like a real horse girl. Caro knows she’s the only one who can help Velvet recover, and she's ready to prove it—no matter what it takes.

The girls may discover they have more in common than they think... including a passion for bringing the healing power of horses to every kid.

About the Author

Yamile Saied Méndez is the author of many books for young readers, including Blizzard Besties, Random Acts of Kittens, Wish Upon a Stray, and Shaking Up the House. Her young adult novel Furia was a Reese’s YA Book Club selection and the winner of the 2021 Inaugural Pura Belpré Young Adult Gold Medal. She was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, and now lives in beautiful Utah with her family. She loves soccer and horses. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she is also a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Connect with her at yamilesmendez.com.