KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill]

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Se named Foxfire is hiding from a dark and sinister force a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray. Actual rating 45The images within this book are evocative gorgeous and just downright perfect with occasional double spread images that help to fill out the picture But the words in themselves will reach right into your heart and pull on those strings In truth my feelings about this book actually grew overnight between staying up late to finish the last few chapters and sitting down to write this review the following evening Upon closing this book I felt there were too many things left unanswered but after letting it sit for a day the full picture has become clearer with the areas that felt less well fleshed out a day ago opening up to all the possibilities of interpretation This is a story about a time when everyone was on high alert and the battle on the front lines wasn t the only one being fought This is a story of kids who have experienced loss and will continue to do so whose only personal items were donated by people across the pond in America In this world everyone is broken in one way or anotherDr Turner is like Thomas he isn t whole Only whole men can go to war to fight the Germans But what Dr Turner is missing isn t an arm or a leg or even a finger It s a part of his heart It s the daughter and wife he lost to the bombs The missing part that makes him twitch when there is a thunderstorm like that one time when lightning struck the roof and he crawled under the kitchen table like a dog and made a strange frightened sound until Sisters Constance and Mary Grace coaxed him out with weak tea The rest of this review can be found HERE

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill The Secret Horses of Briar Hill shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world they just need to know where to look There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital the mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once home to a princess now fil. Sometimes a book feels like it has always existed It s not that it s predictable nor unadventurous merely that you can t shake the feeling as you turn pages that it is familiar you ve read it before or just known that it existed for so long that it feels as if you hadThe Secret Horses of Briar Hill was that way for me Other blurbs for it compare it to The Secret Garden it does have a secret garden or The Chronicles of Narnia it does have tiny British children in big houses but really I think what they mean is this it feels like it has been sitting invisibly on the shelf next to those classics for decades waiting to be discovered It feels old Right Uncovered rather than written It is a simple story a girl in a World War II children s hospital Emmaline has been seeing winged horses in the mirrors of the building When she discovers that an injured pegasus has arrived in a secret garden an intimate and wintery uest unfolds as Emmaline performs tasks for the Horse Lord It is a book about the magic of hidden places and the colorless misery of war and also a book about kindness in all its forms Originally I had typed that it was also a book about illness but the draining fight against the stillwaters in Emmaline s lungs is really just another battle in the war devastating BritainThe Secret Horses of Briar Hill is a morsel of a book just 231 pages on my e reader I read it in a single hour and a half session which felt perfect the ability to linger in the shivering atmosphere of the book without interruption seemed right Theoretically this is a middle grade novel but I can t decide how I feel about that I would hand this immediately to someone who had enjoyed CODE NAME VERITY or FROM SALT TO THE SEA or any of the other YA historicals I ve loved within recent memory and I d also hand it to any adult who grew up with the classics mentioned above and expect them to enjoy it but I m curious to know how my eleven and twelve year olds feel about it So much of what made this book poignant to me was empathizing with the unsaid experiences of the adults around the children in the book and although the book would work fine without that insight there is one beautifully heartbreaking moment in particular that becomes muted if you aren t paying close attention to the adults in the sceneI adored it It is not a bombastic novel nor an epic novel It s a sweet sad beautiful whisper in your ear Enjoy

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Led with sick children Only Emmaline can see the creatures It is her secretOne morning Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror world and entered her ownThe hor. Now available 45 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureEmmaline knows a secret Briar Hill a Shropshire mansion turned into a children s hospital during World War II has beautiful winged horses that live in the mirrors of its elegant rooms They move in and out of the mirror rooms walking through doorways nosing half finished cups of tea But only Emmaline can see them and she keeps the secret to herself She knows the boys like Benny and Jack will tease her mercilessly if they knew She doesn t even tell her best friend Anna who s the most ill person at the hospital for fear that she ll distress AnnaOne day Benny steals a treasured piece of chocolate from Emmaline and eats it Upset Emmaline runs outside and breaking the hospital rules climbs over the ivy of a walled garden on the grounds Inside the abandoned garden a beautiful white horse with a soft gray muzzle a star like blaze of dark hair between her eyes and snow white wings approaches her Emmaline notices that the horse s wing is hurt and figures that the horse must have somehow come into our world from the mirror world to find a place of healingSoon Emmaline begins finding written messages in the garden signed by the Horse Lord telling her that this winged horse Foxfire needs her help to avoid being captured by the sinister Black Horse that flies about the hospital by night hunting for Foxfire in the colorless moonlight Before the moon is full again in two weeks the Horse Lord s message tells Emmaline she must surround Foxfire with large colorful objects one for each color of the rainbow to create a spectral shield that will protect Foxfire from the Black Horse whose eyes are burned by color But there are very few bright colors in Emmaline s drab worldEverything at Briar Hill is white snow and gray stone It is the dull browns and greens of soldiers uniforms and the black of nuns habits No wonder we have drawn the Black Horse straight to us Our world is colorless midwinterThis will be a huge challenge for Emmaline But the Horse Lord s messages always signed Ride true encourage her to do her best The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is a gem of a middle grade book wondrous and bittersweet Surrounded by sickness death and fear and burdened by traumatic memories Emmaline treasures her glimpses of the mirrored horses and her growing bond with Foxfire The search for brightly colored objects at the Horse Lord s behest gives her a new purpose but it also leads her into trouble and some uestionable decisions and even into dangerMegan Shepherd gracefully captures the atmosphere of this one small corner of the World War II conflict children with tuberculosis who were evacuated to hospitals and wards in the British country Emmaline calls tuberculosis the stillwaters partly because she feels that her lungs are as still and thick as swamp water running deep within Emmaline s body But it s also a reminder that of the proverb that still waters run deep and that children and teens not to mention older people may be struggling with deep hidden troubles whether physical sickness or other types of distress that may not be visible to othersAs the plot unfolds we gradually learn about Emmaline s past and how that affects her now which sheds new possible interpretations on Emmaline s experiences One of the intriguing aspects of The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is that it s unusually ambiguous for a middle grade book There are different possible interpretations of the events related by Emmaline this might be a truly magical story or it might be that the winged horses exist only in Emmaline s imagination Readers will need to decide for themselves what they believe actually happened In some books this ambiguity would frustrate me but here I found it lovely and emotionally touching The Secret Horses of Briar Hill deals with deeply serious issues but is delightfully imaginative at the same time It s a timeless story combining fantasy and magic with sometimes dark realities This book deals with some difficult subject matter but does so in a way that isn t too ponderous or distressing for young readers and inspires us to keep hope to follow our dreams To ride true I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Delacorte Press in exchange for a review Thank you


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    Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] Sometimes a book feels like it has always existed It’s not that it’s predictable nor unadventurous merely that you can’t shake the feeling as you turn pages that it is familiar — you’ve read it before or just known that i

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    Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital 45 stars The Chronicles of Narnia meets The Secret Garden in this enchanting and deeply felt story of friendship hope and courageThe Secret Horses of Briar Hil

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill i definitely enjoyed reading this book but like Rooftoppers i have a feeling it would have been something i enjoyed even if i had read it when i was a little girl one of those books you read during those soft impressionable

  4. says: Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill]

    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Emmaline May has a secret there are winged horses living in the mirrors of Briar Hill Once the home of a princess Briar Hill is now a hospital for sick children whose parents are fighting in the war When Emmalin

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    KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] This book is too sad He hands me a blue ticket He uses the tickets so the Sisters will know what treatment we need each week There are three colors Blue for patients who are well enough to go outside for exercise and fresh air Yellow for those who must limit their activity to indoors Red for the ones the one because it is only Anna too ill to leave their bedsThat's all I have it's too sad The author's note is sad too But it is what happe

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    KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Now available 45 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureEmmaline knows a secret Briar Hill a Shropshire mansion turned into a children’s hospital during World War II has beautiful winged horses that live in the mirror

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    KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] This bookthis book It does something to you All the emotions from joy and true happiness to almost unbearable pain all of it is so worth it At war times sometimes your own fantasy and magical world can be your saviour And that's exactly what this book is all about It's a mix of true facts and wonderful fantasy created by Emmaline one of the

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    KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] This book is so incredible everything from its innocent and nostalgic premise to its vibrant themes of escapism and magic It's definitely one I'd recommend to anyone who loves great stories

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    Megan Shepherd ¿ 6 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Megan Shepherd Summary The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Actual rating 45The images within this book are evocative gorgeous and just downright perfect with occasional double spread images

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    KINDLE [The Secret Horses of Briar Hill] Whether I believe the horses in this book are truly magical or just a figment of imagination from the main character's mind the impact is still the same I loved this book And I loved reading itThe Secret Horses of Briar Hill is an evocative profound middle grade novel that reminds us of hope despite the tragedies this world brings It's a enchanting tale of friendship of love courage and determination to push through wi

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  • Hardcover
  • 220
  • The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
  • Megan Shepherd
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 9781101939758