|About the Book|
Young Callie is a horse lover through and through. She dreams of horses during sleep and day dreams of horses while she is awake. One special Christmas Eve night, the moon awoke Callie and brought her to her bedroom window. When she pulls back herMoreYoung Callie is a horse lover through and through. She dreams of horses during sleep and day dreams of horses while she is awake. One special Christmas Eve night, the moon awoke Callie and brought her to her bedroom window. When she pulls back her pony-print curtains she sees a majestic white horse down below looking up at her.With all the enthusiasm of a young girl, Callie goes downstairs as quickly and quietly as she can so as not to disturb her parents, bundles up and heads out the door on this chilly Christmas Eve night to investigate this strange and delightful appearance in her front yard. After a quiet introduction, Callie learns the name of this majestic white horse with a long, satiny mane and tale from a sash inscription of gold and velvet that reads “Celeren”.Although Callie is mesmerized by this larger-than-life horse, she soon realizes that as much as she wants to remain in his company, she must go back inside before she gets chilled to the bone. As she tearfully says good-bye and turns to go back into her house, Celeren makes a movement that changes everything. Soon Callie and Celeren are off on a wild adventure over the snow covered hills, through icy streams, and up into the deep, dense forest where animals sleeping and not sleeping reside. Once in the forest, a celebration of Christmas Eve takes place with a roaring fire and forest animals of all kinds gathered round to sing Christmas Carols and dance by the light of a luminous, magical Christmas Eve moon. In the midst of their celebration, a mysterious bright light appears that turns out to be the Angel of Christmas. She is more beautiful and radiant than anything Callie has ever seen. She and all the forest animals are in awe as she sings and brings to them words of hope and courage.In this heart-warming story of love and friendship, you will come to adore the forest animals and share in Callie’s wonder when an Angel of Christmas appears in the forest to sing of the joy and spirit of Christmas. Giggle with Callie as she makes friends with the forest animals. Feel her sorrow at having to return home before the bright morning of Christmas appears. And rejoice with Callie when, outside with her father, they find clues that her Christmas Eve adventure was not a dream but a real occurrence with a magical horse named Celeren.This story is a true example of what can be shared between horses and little girls – a tenderness that so many girls run to. It will light up your Christmas and bring cheer into your home, especially for little girls that love horses.About the author: Brenda (Bren) Reynolds is always captivated by the sights and sounds of nature. She enjoys running in the mountains, the movement and connection with horses, all things summer, and going barefoot. Brenda resides in Northwest Montana.