Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom―who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted as well. Readers will be hooked on the series' vivid characters, whose quirky personalities fill Winnie's life with friendship and adventure.
Gift Horse: When a mysterious horse, soon discovered to be sick and with foal, appears in Winnie's pasture, she's suddenly faced with life and death. Just as Christmas arrives, Winnie learns an unforgettable lesson about sacrificial love and God's Christmas gift to the world.
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I almost wished Summer''s little crowd would have laughed at her snotty words. That they didn''t, that they maybe felt sorry for me, was worse. Was I someone you feel sorry for?
Just when Winnie Willis feels like school could be almost tolerable, Summer Spidell has to be . . . well, Summer. Worse, Winnie''s friend Hawk is away for Christmas vacation, and Winnie is lonely. Then a mysterious horse shows up in the pasture behind her house. Suddenly Winnie is caught in a life-and-death struggle with the old mare.
Who is the horse''s owner? Will Winnie be able to keep-and save-this "gift horse"?
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books for children and grown-ups, with sales of over 3 million, she has published with HarperCollins, Dutton/Penguin-Putnam, Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, DreamWorks, and many others. Dandi; her husband, Joe; their three children (Jen, Katy, and Dan); and their horses, dogs, and cats live in rural Ohio.
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