Sweetbriars: Leaving The City

Sweetbriars: Leaving The City

by Hollie Anne Marsh
Sweetbriars: Leaving The City

Sweetbriars: Leaving The City

by Hollie Anne Marsh


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A Tale of Sweetbriars. A 'feel good', coming of age series, for horse-mad girls, teens, and those 'young at heart'. Called a 'Must Read' by Horse & Hound and 'The stuff of Horse Lover's Dreams' by Reader's Favorite. Included several times in the Pony Magazine's best horse book recommendations.

Leaving The City, won the best Young Adult Fiction Winnie Award at the 2018 EQUUS Film Festival.

Welcome to the yard! Come and meet the girls... Cate, Tabby and Violet.

Cate is uprooted from life as she has known it. Along with her family and her palomino show pony Odette, she moves to a charming farm deep in the English countryside. Cate is torn.

Upon moving to horse heaven, she had to leave behind her best friend Beth and her beloved horse-riding instructor Bridget. On the other hand, she has fallen in love with Sweetbriars, the farm her family has bought to make their dreams come true.

Setting up an equestrian centre at Sweetbriars is fun to Cate, but settling into a new school and having a stern Pony Club riding instructor that teaches dressage is less so.

At school, Cate makes friends with Violet who is confident and wacky, and through Pony Club she gets to know Tabby who is sweet and popular but hides a family secret. When the eccentric neighbour Sophia becomes a regular 'drop-in' to the farm, Cate begins to learn about acceptance and what friendships really mean. The girls' lives will be intertwined in ways they could never have imagined thanks to their shared passion for horses and Cate's determination to make Sweetbriars a success.

Will Cate ever settle into living in the countryside?

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Horse & Hound. "The book every horsey child needs to read. A fantastic story recommended to all horse lovers. Packed with a mixture of friendship, horses and a love of the countryside, the book really is a must-read."
Readers' Favorite, 5 Star Review. "The first of a series, Sweetbriars is the stuff of horse lovers' dreams."
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Children's Author. "It's a must-have for horse lovers, who will not only love the story but also learn a great deal about horses."
Author, Susan Marie Molloy. "What an absolutely sweet and engaging story! This story swept me away."
Horse Book Reviews Blog. "A delightful story about a young horse lover in England... A coming-of-age story with lovely equine details."
Coffee & Reviews Book Blog. "I would put it in a horse-fairy-tale category if there was such a genre. Absolutely lovely read. Highly recommended!"

Many more reviews can be found at sweetbriarsfarm.com or on Goodreads. To learn more, visit sweetbriarsfarm.com or check out the Facebook page - Sweetbriars Farm Equestrian Book Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788409017348
Publisher: SB Creative
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: Sweetbriars , #1
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Hollie Anne Marsh is an Australian author who lives in Barcelona, Spain with her partner, baby boy, and Oldenburg horse, Frieda.
Hollie has been riding since she was a little girl, enjoying activities such as Pony Club, showjumping, eventing, and trail-riding in the great Australian bush. Hollie lived in England for almost ten years where she had two horses and trained them for dressage.
The Sweetbriars series is inspired by all the special moments Hollie spent with horses... good, funny, and challenging moments!
In creating the new Sweetbriars series, Hollie hopes that readers will not only find the books fun to read, but they will also inspire readers to learn more about horses.

To learn more about the Sweetbriars series, check out www.sweetbriarsfarm.com or the Sweetbriars Farm Book Series pages on Facebook and Instagram.
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