little-white-horseMy friend Holli recommended this book to me ages ago.  THANK YOU, HOLLI! 

I can’t understand why I hadn’t heard about it until now, and wish I had read it as a child.  It is absolutely lovely.   

Written in the 1940s, The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge tells the story of Maria Merryweather who, after the death of her father, goes to live in a large manor house with her cousin, Sir Benjamin.  While there, she learns how her family’s less-than perfect past has cast a shadow over the manor and the people in the surrounding village.  With the help of animals and friends, Maria sets out on a quest to put it right.

The Little White Horse tugs on your heart, awakens dormant longings.   You find yourself wishing such fairy tales were true.