Wish Upon a Horse has the archetypal girl-longs-for-horse, girl-buys-horse-on-impulse storyline and it's always one I find moving. But in this case, I think even a non-horse lover would empathise with Kate's love affair with the horse she buys in desperate conditions. Learning to care for dependent creature, nurturing it, and then risking losing it is an adventure many of us come to experience in life, and in Wish Upon a Horse Maggie Dana paints it beautifully.
Another scene I particularly liked was the scene when Kate goes to visit the dreaded Angela, after the latter has had a big humiliation and they sit on the stone lions (how typical) outside the house and a temporary truce occurs, with Angela exposing a more sensitive side to her than readers might expect. Nicely done because it makes the character rounded, rather than leaving her as the stereotypical girl we all love to hate. This may be my favourite in the series so far, because I so enjoyed the scenes where Tapestry is transformed.