Bird has always had the ability to communicate telepathically with animals, but until now, she's never received a mental transmission from a human. When she intercepts a message from a farmhand at a horse show, she realizes there is someone else in the world who understands her special bond with horses, and who can give her answers to questions she's been asking her entire life. In 'Dark Days at Saddle Creek', the sixth book in Shelley Peterson's bestselling Saddle Creek series, Bird finally learns the reason for her unique ability. But more importantly, she learns who her birth father was, and discovers the fate that befell him. Along the way, Bird, with the help of her favourite horse, Sundancer, try to foil horse thieves and swindlers The Saddle Creek Books debuted in 1996 with the successful 'Dancer', followed by 'Abby Malone' (1999) and 'Stagestruck' (2002). In 2006, Bird and her horse made their debut in the classic 'Sundancer'. The pair returned in 2010's 'Mystery at Saddle Creek'. 'Dark Days at Saddle Creek' continues their story, and the story of the people and animals of the Saddle Creek area.
Shelley Peterson is the bestselling author of the Saddle Creek series of young adult novels ('Dancer', 'Sundancer', 'Mystery at Saddle Creek', 'Abby Malone', and 'Stagestruck'). She also works as a professional actress, and has more than 100 stage, film, and television credits to her name. She and her husband David divide their time between Toronto and Fox Ridge Farm, where Shelley operates a stable. They have three children and one grandson.
p align=left>"If you are a horse fanatic, Sundancer ... will thrill you with details about horses and the moving connections between humans and animals."