Mending Horses by M.p. BarkerMending Horses by M.p. Barker

Mending Horses

byM.p. Barker

Hardcover | March 1, 2014

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Daniel Linnehan is an indentured servant no more. He has his papers, his beloved horse, Ivy, and a new direction in life. But an Irish teenager, wearing fine clothes and riding an even finer horse, is asking for trouble. After a terrible misunderstanding leaves Daniel beaten, the peddler Jonathan Stocking takes Daniel under his wing. Billy, another Irish youngster traveling with Mr. Stocking, is not thrilled that the two must work together, first as peddlers on the road and then in a traveling circus where Daniel heals and trains the skittish circus ponies and Billy charms audiences with a singing voice from heaven. All too soon, past secrets catch up to them, bringing danger and heartache. This deeply moving sequel to A Difficult Boy weaves an indelible piece of historical fiction into a gripping adventure that explores themes of patience, courage, kindness, and the true meaning of family.
M. P. Barker has more than two decades of experience as a historian, an archivist, and a writer. She has worked as a costumed historical interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, where she got a firsthand taste of nineteenth-century new England rural life by milking cows and mucking out barns; and she has been an archivis...
Title:Mending HorsesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823429482

ISBN - 13:9780823429486