Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling ISBN: 9780446582087
When she meets single father Gil Winters and his wheelchair-bound son, Edward, Maggie finds her calling helping Edward with his therapy using horses. After a shadow from the past returns, Maggie is forced to choose between her newfound freedom and getting Edward the lifesaving help he needs.
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Glad you liked Healing Quilt. One of my favorites, as is Breaking Free. Getting to visit an actual prison that has a retired Thoroughbred facility was the highlight. Getting to New York state to do so was pure pleasure.
I found a young man there who's story paralled Maggie's in many ways.
Dear Lauraine, I am really enjoying this book. As both a Christian and a nurse I am feeling the pain of these broken people and animals and sensing the coming mutual healing that their interaction often seems to have the ability to inspire. Somehow I am already finding it very soothing to my own unsettled circumstances as I read. You sound like you have a lot of experience working with horses. Is that so?
The healing that can go on between humans and animals, horses and dogs especially, but many animals, is truly amazing. Writing this book gave me more insight into what wonderful things can happen and I look forward to writing more on this topic.
You'll find animals in most of my books, I think all, actually. And birds, and flowers and gardens, ah the beauty all around us.
Both my mom and my sis are/were nurses. You bring every talent you have and then some into caring for your patients. Good nurses are one of God's great gifts.