My 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.