5 Star Review, from award-winning children's author, Sherry Ellis, "A heart-warming coming-of-age story for horse lovers. Sweetbriars, Tabby's Big Year, is a story about overcoming challenges–both internal and external. Young Tabby lives with her single workaholic mom at a horse farm. Since her father left, the mom has had to work long hours, leaving Tabby alone most of the time. Tabby must come to terms with this and learn how to express her feelings in a constructive way. Tabby's Big Year is a well-written middle grade novel. The characters are realistic and likeable with issues kids can relate to. Those familiar with horses will recognise many of the terms and events in the story - young readers especially will enjoy this heart-warming story.
Permission kindly granted by Matthew Burnett to use the image of Treliver Decanter at the top of this page. Photography by Katie Amos.