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The Maryland Equestrian

Laurie Berglie, aka Maryland Equestrian, is an equestrian lifestyle blogger, an author of equestrian romance novels, and the owner of Chestnut Pen Marketing. She lives on a horse farm in Maryland with her husband, James, and their many animals.  

what readers are saying

“This is a fantastic third book in the series! The author's vast horse knowledge is apparent throughout, and is greatly appreciated as a horse person myself. I could barely put the book down after I started reading and finished this book exactly as I did the others – wanting to read more! I can hardly wait for more books in this series!” - Taking Off

“As a Virginia horsewoman, I loved the east coast/horse country setting of this novel and all the familiar references to hunt countries and Kentucky’s finest farms. It was a very quick read for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, and the characters were relatable. This book is a perfect feel-good summer romance for horsey and non-horsey readers. Can’t wait to see what the author does next!” - Where the Bluegrass Grows

“In the past, I've bought books written by unfamiliar authors only to regret the money spent and time wasted. I bought this book when the forecast called for a winter storm, thus terminating all possibilities to spend time in the saddle. Let me assure you, I neither wasted money nor time!! Awesome book!! I can't wait to read book #3. Please, please, please write quickly. An equine book written by someone who actually has working knowledge about equines, refreshing. A true pleasure to read!! Thank you!” - Kicking On

“This is another fun, light, and entertaining equestrian romance. I liked that this one had lots of detail about different shows and events and a good balance of romance, horses, and the Maryland/Virginia horse country. Berglie’s books are perfect when you want to read something enjoyable and cozy. Looking forward to the next one, (hoping for some fox hunting across the pond)!” - Taking Off

“I was so excited when some women at my barn told me that a sequel to Where the Bluegrass Grows had been released! I ordered Kicking On that night and couldn't wait for it to come in the mail. This sequel did not disappoint!! Recommending this to the rest of my horse friends, and even the non-horsey ones as well!” - Kicking On

“This was such a nice story! I really liked all the characters, they were very well-developed, and the locations that were featured (Maryland and Lexington, Kentucky). I am a horse person, but this novel would still be very enjoyable for non-horse people as well. It’s the perfect book to add to your summer reading list! I hope the author comes out with a sequel – can’t wait to see what Molly, Beau, and Macy will do next!” - Where the Bluegrass Grows