Finding Purpose: Book 1 in the Mylin Valley Series by Angela Powell
An eight-year-old special needs child and a traumatized horse turn life upside down for Heather Fletcher. Is her expertise in training horses and a newfound interest in neuroscience enough to help them, or will they all be trampled in the dirt?
For Heather, life in the small mountain town of Mylin Valley couldn't be better. She has a family who loves and supports her, a community who embraces her, and a successful horse rescue ranch. But when Xavier, a young boy with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Littlefoot, a traumatized horse with an uncertain past show up on her ranch in the same week, Heather finds meeting the needs of both might be impossible. A rift in her community, and trouble at home leaves Heather with little help. Could her deep rooted knowledge of horses combined with her new interest in brain science be the answer she needs to overcome the challenges she faces?