Dixie Dust Rumors
Who could be luckier than a young girl whose father trains racehorses?
That is, until false accusations could cause the loss of not only their livelihood and the horses they love, but their dreams.
Due to the belief that horse racing is a crooked sport, even unsubstantiated rumors can be fatal to a trainer’s career.
Twelve-year-old Rose Olen is determined to find out why a journalist printed innuendos that make her father’s business practices sound unethical without checking facts.
Aided by her friends Maya Sanchez and Libby Kim, and her younger brother Simon, they investigate the charges and come up with a scheme to foil the reporter. They juggle responsibilities at school, the contempt and ridicule from other students, and responsibilities at the track as they search for the truth behind the Dixie Dust Rumors.