Sycamore Whispers (Paperback)
The second story in the Horse Gone Silent trilogy Sweet Emma Sterling is living a storybook life filled by horses, friends, and her loving parents, Julia and Chase. Then, without warning, young Emma's heart is shattered when her father returns home from military duty a completely changed person. Emma's youthful innocence and her family's future are threatened as her mother desperately attempts to save them from a viscous emotional struggle that may destroy them all. A nasty, throwaway mare named Ophelia, and a mother's deep faith are the Sterling family's only chance to overcome a battle for their lives that they never saw coming. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "Horse Gone Silent", Ledyard has written a powerful, coming of age horse story where faith and nature play their mysterious roles perfectly in a young girl's struggle to overcome adversity. Horse and animal lovers be ready to have your heart captured-you will love "Sycamore Whispers" "Such a beautiful, honest story." Norman J Riddell "Thank you for a very wonderful and heartfelt story." Amazon review "A heartwarming, inspiring, beautiful story about a young girl, her horse and a difficult family situation. It offers a message of patience, hope and love for us all." Amazon review Additional Titles by the Author The Pony That Wouldn't Whinny A children's book. Color Me Real Coloring Books A very unique line of coloring books unlike anything you have ever seen, sourced from photography from a horseman's journeys.
Shane Ledyard epitomizes the modern American horseman. Raised in horse country in eastern Pennsylvania, his past involves horse shows over many parts of the country, horse auctions and the race tracks. He makes his living in the hunter and jumper industry as a rider, trainer and judge. His writing influences include authors of classical novels such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Frances Hodgson Burnett. He loves spending all his free time with his wife Carice and his children, Kevin and Kaydy.