The Bridle Path is a short sweet fairy tale romance for us grown ups,
set in the county of Cornwall:
Two years after being orphaned in a horrific
car crash, twelve year old Sebby remains silent and zombie-like. His
aunt and guardian Matilda hopes that a new home in the tranquillity of
the Cornish countryside will help restore his health.
is quickly befriended by the precocious Winny, only child of a local
farmer, Greg D'Silva. Not exactly a knight in shining armour, but Greg looks good on horseback; and even better in jodphurs. Too bad he's already claimed by pretty, confident Mary-Jo.
As Sebby emerges from a self-imposed prison,
Matilda also finds her voice; aware that she too has been drifting through life,
content with "good enough" when she could be magnificent. From
being afraid to say "Boo" to a goose, Matilda finally finds the strength
to go after exactly what she wants on her terms.
Told in 31,000 words (novella length).