The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd

Majestic, magical horses dwell at Briar Hill hospital. To its patients, they are invisible, but Emmaline sees them in the mirrors everywhere she goes… and now one has found her way in the sundial garden. But she needs help, for she is chased by a dark horse. .If Emmaline is to keep the dark horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?

With beautiful writing, Megan Shepherd creates a world where darkness can be defeated if one is brave enough to dare fight against it and have hope light will seep through. This is a great story about war told through the eyes of a very sick young girl who is far away from home and anything she knows. It is a special person that can go through tragedy, but can still manage to find beauty true beauty in the world around them. This book is Chronicles of Narnia meets The Secret Garden. It is a good book for anyone who is a fan of historical but not so sure about fantasy, or vice versa.