Sweetbriars is proud to support the RDA, with donating a percentage of each book sale to this wonderful charity.
The RDA horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Their network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and Hippotherapy to over 25,000 people each year.
The RDA has been carrying out life-changing activities for almost 50 years, and take great pride in the exceptional standard of their coaches and volunteers (18,000 in all).
They offer activities for all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability – and you’re just as likely to find an RDA Group in an urban setting as a rural one.
They rely on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver their services.
Get reading and help the RDA!
New feature for Sweetbriars, Leaving The City, "The new book every horsey child needs to read. I found this book very good, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fantastic story and I recommend it to all horse lovers. Packed with a mixture of friendship, horses and a love of the countryside, the book really is a must read. I hope Hollie Anne Marsh continues the series."
So exciting to see my little Sweetbriars book as a best seller in not just one, but three Amazon categories on Amazon.co.uk! So cool!
Thanks to the Equine Authors Blog for this little interview with me... about the experience of writing the first Sweetbriars book.
Here you can find an Author Spotlight for Hollie Anne Marsh on the Jaffareadstoo blog.
Find out a bit more about the author of Sweetbriars and meet the most adorable cat - Jaffa!
We are regularly sharing new photos on our Instagram and Facebook pages related to horses and Leaving The City, the first Sweetbriars book. They are too cute not to share, so we thought we would update the blog with a couple of our favourites ( :
We were thrilled when we found the beautiful image of Faye in a meadow with the pony Gigman Boy George. The photo is just perfect for the first Sweetbriars book, Leaving The City and is often complimented on. Here we wanted to share more information about Faye, as she's an inspiration for all young riders, with her focus and dedication to produce show ponies. Faye has just turned thirteen and has had numerous successes showing, including at the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal International Horse Show.
Proud to see the first Sweetbriars book, Leaving The City in book blogger Jessie Cahalin's handbag gallery 👛👜📚... amongst such wonderful books and authors! www.jessiecahalin.com/handbag-gallery. Really wonderful to see book bloggers not only supporting established authors and books. Very grateful to the book bloggers that are taking an interest in the new Sweetbriars book, Leaving The City. I hope that the exposure helps get the word out, and the book into happy readers hands ( :
I was delighted that award winning book blogger Linda Hill featured Sweetbriars, Leaving The City in her blog, Linda's Book Bag! You can check out the Sweetbriars Leaving The City Staying In feature here ( :
Additionally horse book blogger Sharon Miner gave Leaving The City a lovely 5 star review. "Sweetbriars, Leaving The City by Hollie Marsh is a delightful story about a young horse lover in England... A coming-of-age story with lovely equine details."
Leaving The City, the new Sweetbriars book has been on sale a little over a month (the paperback even less). Since then I have been working hard to get more book reviews.
The recent reviews, two of which were from other authors, were just amazing!
First was the wonderful review I received from children's author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne which you can find here. In return I read Deanie's 'Life at Sweetbrier' book... what a special, touching and inspirational story (my 'Life at Sweetbrier' book review is here). In writing Sweetbriars, I am writing about my dream childhood and Deanie lived this... well apart from her physical challenges which she overcame with courage and determination.
Then I asked Susan Marie Molloy if she would like to review Leaving The City after finding her blog. She agreed and not long after, she sent me the most lovely, complimentary review here.
Then to cap off this blog post, I found out that Leaving The City is an Amazon best seller in equestrian books! It's been in the top ten equestrian ebooks on Amazon within the first few weeks of release... and best of all, people are reading Leaving The City!
Hollie Anne Marsh