Heartland by Lauren Brook
If you like horses this is the set of books for you. These touching novels are ingenious, I couldn’t put them down!
This is what the author says about her books:
Heartland is a horse sanctuary nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it’s much more than that. Heartland is like no other place – it’s a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused horses learn to trust again. Amy calls Heartland home, and ever since she can remember she’s watched her mum instil trust and hope in horses that were once fierce and afraid. And Amy’s inherited her mother’s gift, the ability to listen to horses and understand what they need. But when a tragic accident changes everything, Amy must cling to what her mother taught her – she must truly believe miracles can happen at Heartland.
AFTER THE STORM
Amy hasn’t seen Spartan since the accident – on that stormy night that changed their lives for ever. Now Spartan is coming to Heartland. He’s not the same horse and he’s filled with an anger that seems direct at Amy. At the sight of her, he lashes out – teeth bared, hooves flailing. Amy has so much healing to do on her own, it seems she’s the last person who could help Spartan. But she might also be the only one.
Pegasus is all Amy has left of her past, but he’s steadily growing weaker. Amy’s trying to care for him and hold Heartland together. She’s striving to do just what her mother would have done, but everything is beginning to unravel. It will take all of Amy’s courage to let go of her mother’s legacy, but it is the only way that she will break free and find her own.
Amy knows that Ty is important to Heartland – and to her. Ty is the only other person who truly understands the meaning of Heartland, who is dedicated to rescuing and curing horses as she is. But their friendship is thrown off balance when Ben, the new stable hand, arrives. And by the time Amy realizes she’s pushed Ty away, he may have decided to leave Heartland for ever.
COME WHAT MAY
When Amy finds out her sister, Lou, is trying to get in touch with their estranged father, she doesn’t know how to feel. She isn’t willing to let her father into her life again. Forcing herself to forget about it, Amy focuses her attention on the new horse, Melody. But when complications develop with Melody’s unborn foal, it takes nothing short of a miracle to help Amy realize that life is not about the pain you’ve felt in the past, but the hope you hold for the future.