If Wishes Were Horses

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ROC, 1998 - Fiction - 85 pages
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Known far and wide for her healing touch, Lady Talarrie Eircelly offers sanctuary for villagers with every manner of ailment - from the heart to the head. But she finds her true mettle tested when her husband is sent into battle, leaving a houseful of children behind - and no cure for their father's absence. With her husband away, Lady Eircelly watches her two oldest, Tracell and Tirza, approach their sixteenth birthdays. While Tirza will receive the gift of a special crystal, even Lady Eircelly cannot give Tracell what he wants and needs most - a new horse. Though Lady Eircelly's magic has its limits, her heart has no bounds. And in the waning months of the twins' childhood, she gives them two unforgettable gifts: the power to find hope in hardship, and the faith to trust in love, the greatest magic of all...

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Tirza, Tracell, and Lady TalarrieEircelly are devastated when their father must go off to war. They are left to take care of a village of people who could be attacked at any time. Only Lady Talarrie's ... Read full review

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I little gem about providing horse to King Arthur. Probably not appropriate for an adult, but that's when it came out, so that's when I read it. Read full review

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Anne McCaffrey is the author of Freedom's Landing, Freedom's Choice, and Freedom's Challenge. In 1999 she received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the American Library Association, for lifetime achievement. One of science fiction's most beloved writers, Anne lives in Ireland.

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