My Thoughts: I enjoyed this short story. It was like my Uncle sitting and entertaining his nieces and nephews with one of his stories of childhood.. Stories of hard work and good neighbors is a wonderful theme in this book. I liked how Enos shared with Matthew that “My grandpa taught me, Good fences make good neighbors, but a gate opens the way for help in time of need.” Matthew learned through a young neighbor that to have a good neighbor you need to be one.
About the book: An old fence separates a modern community from their Amish neighbors, until a little boy opens the gate and breaks down barriers between them. Main characters, Matt and Eli, find friendship, hope, and a future through a mutual need, which creates an opportunity for them to learn to understand each other. Eli and his little sisters will touch your heart by Whispering to Horses.
About the Author:
Thomas Nye, author of the Amish Horses Book Series, Lives near an Amish community where he grew to know and respect his Amish neighbors. During grade school Thomas developed an interest in history and loved reading anything he could find about the 1800s. His love of farm, history, and horses all came together in real-life experiences with his Amish friends, who also happen to share his Christian faith. He purchased draft horses from Amish farmers in his neighborhood and set out to learn the art of working with horses in harness. After years of buying, selling, and trading work horses with Amish farmers in his community, Thomas had many wonderful memories of those experiences. His novels based on those adventures. Learn more about Thomas Nye on his website..
I was gifted a copy to review and participate in this book tour.