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Authors: Victoria Vane

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Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
One year later

“And the winner for Best Independent American Documentary is
Native Whispers
, a moving biopic of a man, a horse, and mutual redemption, produced and directed by Miranda Sutton-Russo.”

Miranda's hands shook as she ascended the steps to the podium and microphone. The single note card wavered in her trembling hands. Although she'd penned a brief acceptance speech on the million-to-one chance that she'd actually win, her eyes were now too blurred with tears to make out the words. Letting the card flutter to the stage, she stepped up to the mic to speak the words that were imprinted on her heart.

“Two years ago, I never could have envisioned making this film, or that when I embarked on this journey, this documentary would change so many lives. Five hundred mustangs now have a permanent home on lush pastures in Montana. Almost a hundred others have been trained and now have homes with loving families. Over a dozen at-risk Native American youths have turned their lives around by working with these once wild horses.” Her voice cracked as she looked to Keith. “A single man found the redemption he so desperately needed, and in
I found my soul mate.” He returned a smile filled with pride and love.

Miranda drew a breath and continued, her voice quavering. “But none of this ever would have come to pass without the woman who always believed in me and encouraged my dreams. I only wish she could have seen it all come to fruition.” She paused, blinking back the tears that threatened to overcome her and then raised her statuette to the heavens. “I wish to dedicate this award to my incredible grandmother, Josephine Mirabelle Sutton.”

About the Author

Victoria Vane is a #1 bestselling, award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations, including a 2016 Red Carpet Finalist for both
Rough Rider
Jewel of the East
, 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance (
Slow Hand
), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post-Medieval Romance (
Treacherous Temptations
), and
Library Journal
Best E-book Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida, with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse. Find her online at
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