A Tale of Sweetbriars Welcome to the yard! Come and meet the girls... Cate, Tabby and Violet and their beautiful horses.
Leaving The City is the first book in the new Sweetbriars Equestrian book series, which is receiving excellent reviews... from preteens, teenagers and adults!
Sweetbriars is a proud supporter of The Riding for The Disabled (RDA) and for every book sold, a percentage of the book sale will be donated to this wonderful charity.
About Leaving The City
Will Cate ever settle into living in the countryside?
Cate is uprooted from life as she has known it. Along with her family and her gorgeous palomino show horse 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.
"Packed with a mixture of friendship, horses and a love of the countryside, this book really is a must read" Horse & Hound
"The first of a series, Sweetbriars is the stuff of horse lovers' dreams." Jane Finch, Readers' Favorite.
"It's a must-have for horse lovers, who will not only love the story, but also learn a great deal about horses." Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Children's Author.
"What an absolutely sweet and engaging story! This story swept me away." Author and poet, Susan Marie Molloy.
"A delightful story about a young horse lover in England... A coming-of-age story with lovely equine details." Sharon Miner, Horse Book Reviews Blog.
"I would put it in a horse-fairy-tale category if there was such a genre. Absolutely lovely read. Highly recommended!" Coffee & Reviews Book Blog.
Many of the reviews can be found here www.sweetbriarsfarm.com/reader-reviews or on Goodreads.
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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.