“Stable Affairs” picks up immediately where the book “Horse Scents” ended. There will be new beginnings and there will be new endings. Many familiar faces return, along with the addition of several brand new, interesting characters. Those readers of the previous book will learn a little more about Mary Pat Phillips and her family; Marty Howce reveals a surprising hidden talent; Stet Brandson’s grand ambition materializes with a lot of love and support; we are introduced to a Zumba instructor with energy and patience to spare; a strikingly beautiful African-American artist has a very unique way of painting; and a new boarder at the stable who loves to read thrillers will have an encounter she never could have imagined. One year, month by month, in the lives of the boarders at CedarView Stable will bring humor and sadness, euphoric successes and devastating tragedy, life and death, romance and surprises, horse sense and nonsense. As with “Horse Scents”, the tales within reveal a microcosm of humanity and readers just might recognize themselves, or someone they know.