If wishes were horses
Young Tizra and her twin brother Tracell find their world abruptly changed when their father is unexpectedly called to fight in a war which promises to last much longer than the usual three-day skirmish. Their mother -- the village healer -- enlists her children to assist her in caring for the many refugees left wounded and homeless by the conflict. Inspired by her mother, Tizra learns never to surrender hope even in a time of fear and uncertainty.
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Review: If Wishes Were HorsesUser Review - Sarah Mckenna - Goodreads
Very short, all about bearing up in the face of hardship. As a coming-of-age tale it leaves something to be desired, it's a little too gentle on that front. There's no real loss for the protagonists ... Read full review
Review: If Wishes Were HorsesUser Review - Irina - Goodreads
A very interesting story with strong and practical characters. There is very little drama in the traditional sense. McCaffrey doesn't take us to the midst of the battle or to the strategist's table ... Read full review