Author: Lauren Brooke
Series: Heartland (Book #18)
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Series, Realistic Fiction
Animals, Friends and Friendship, Grandparents and Grandchildren
After Amy hears of the death of her mentor, she is surprised when his granddaughter, Carey, mysteriously invites her to visit. Amy is eager to return to the serene stables, and Ty agrees to go with her.
Once they arrive, Amy seeks out Carey and assumes she wants help with her mustang, Maverick. Yet Carey is nowhere to be found, and she seems to be avoiding both her pony and Amy. So Amy immerses herself in barn work.
But it isn't the horses who need her help. When she finally takes time to understand her friend's issues, she is forced to see her own future in a whole new way.
The mystical elements of "The Horse Whisperer" are brought to young readers, who will be fascinated by healing and calming wild animals. Realistic and human issues appeal to all.