The holidays are approaching. Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood are discovering that romance can appear in unexpected places, while Stevie Lake is searching for the perfect gift for her boyfriend. With their attention focused elsewhere, none of them realize that their friend Callie Forester may be riding into trouble. Callie can be incredibly single-minded. She won't let anything come between her and her goal, and right now her goal is to get back into competitive riding. So every day she hits the trails around Pine Hollow for hours at a time--just Callie and her horse out in the peaceful woods, all alone. But the woods may not be as empty as Callie thinks.