About the Books



“In the third book in the series, Auclair seamlessly combines the characters from the two previous novels, continuing the well-developed story line. Jack’s New Orleans upbringing adds a hot Louisiana Creole “cher” to the dialog, étouffée to the menu, and zydeco music to the dancing.”

Library Journal


The third novel in the Aspen Valley Series






“A page-turning debut from Auclair.”

Library Journal


My debut novel is an e-book in Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star line, and book 1 in the Aspen Valley Series



WINNER of the 2011 Winter Rose Contest, finalist in the 2011 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest

In this lighthearted and sexy romance, a young woman must choose between winning a competition—and the man who has won her heart.

Professional horse trainer Amanda Vogel dreams of riding jumpers in the Olympics, but after seeing her best friend die in a riding accident, she’s so traumatized she can’t compete. Broke and desperate, she takes a summer job in Aspen teaching some big-shot widowed movie star’s spoiled daughters to ride—and braces herself for three miserable months. But the movie star is funny, down-to-earth, and gorgeous—and his spoiled daughters are just desperate for a mother figure. By Labor Day, she has to choose between capturing a gold medal…and the man who has captured her heart.

Praise for Thrown

“Totally accurate, as far as HorseGirls go… But my favorite part…aside from the discussions of how horse training prepares just about anyone for human training…is the humor…the characters are also well-developed… The story is quite a page-turner, so be prepared to be completely unable to stop—like a runaway horse except actually fun… if you like romantic comedies this is a book you’ll definitely enjoy.”     —Horse Nation

“Loved this story. I was sorry to see it end. Romance and horses, does it get any better?”
—Ellen Parkinson, Barnes & Noble Bookseller

“…truly enjoyable from start to finish… a beautifully written love story with a whole lot of heart… Thank you, Ms. Auclair, for a fabulous read!”     —Read-Love-Blog

“A sweet, funny, sexy romance with characters who act intelligently… The horse details are spot-on and the movie star life seemed realistic also…I recommend it for lovers of contemporary romance.”      —Bea’s Book Nook Blog

“Picture The Parent Trap and add horses!”      —LH, Book Blogger

“…plenty of scenes with the beautiful horses and the adorable little girls riding them…a nice romance, some wonderful friendship stories, and a very entertaining storyline… This is a really great story.”      —Reviews by Crystal Blog

“Takes readers on a wonderful ride, including a heartwarming, blue-ribbon finish.”
—Tracy Brogan, Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Crazy Little Thing and Hold on My Heart

“A humorous, heartfelt story you simply cannot put down. Do yourself a favor and do not miss this one.”
—Terri Osburn, Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Anchor Island Series

“Delicious, witty and heartwarming… Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips will love this book.”
—Susan M. Boyer, USA Today bestselling author of Lowcountry Boil and Lowcountry Bombshell



“A perfect light summer read

for contemporary romance fans.”

Publishers Weekly




Buy JUMPED, book 2 in the Aspen Valley Series


Praise for Jumped

“The story portrays two convincingly flawed but likable characters who find each other’s faults both provocative and exciting, as they try to decide whether a second chance at marriage is worth the risk.”         —Publishers Weekly

Thoroughly enjoying herself at her  friend Melissa’s wedding, Amanda Vogel’s best friend Beth finds herself in an unexpected state of shock when she realizes she’s been seated next to her ex-husband, Finn, at the reception. Determined to not let this fluster her, Beth strikes up a conversation only to learn Finn isn’t the same man she walked away from.

Relieved the reception is over, Beth is looking forward to a relaxing weekend against the beautiful backdrop of sunny Aspen at Amanda and Grady’s estate. Little does she know Finn will be partaking in the weekend activities too. But just as Beth decides to keep as much distance between her and Finn as possible, Finn has a terrible accident and Beth is stuck being his bedside nurse.

Over the course of the following weeks, Beth and Finn discover that the wounds of their failed marriage are not all that’s left. There are sparks…and hope. But just as they decide to give their relationship another try, Finn confesses a huge secret that could destroy everything he’s fought to get back—Beth, their relationship, and another chance at love.

Will Beth turn away, or will she take a leap of faith and say “I do” once (again) and for all?