These books are a must read. I have met both the author and 2 of the story subjects. The author speaks in person the way she writes. These are incredible stories of God at work every day on her ranch "of rescued dreams." She reports these stories of children and horses, many with broken spirits some with broken bodies and their steps to recovery in the frame work of God's love. I have purchased and given away probably 20 books with the request that when they are done reading them they give them to someone else with the request to send them on. They are heartwarming stories and great encouragement and the reminder that God is always at work. They will bless your heart and renew your spirit. They are appropriate for teenagers to older adults. The fruit of the spirit is love, and they exemplify loving spirits.