For readers aged 10 to 16, Like The Wind is the second book in the Holding The Horse series, and completes the two-book series. It deals with themes of trauma, especially as related to war, and the power of horses as healers. Like The Wind has considerable content about horses and horse racing, and about friendship and post-war trauma. It brings the reader into the world of Post-WWII New Zealand in the 1940s. It has themes of ambition, friendship, honesty, hardship, caring, healing from trauma, loyalty, and determination.
$1 from each copy of Like the Wind sold goes to Riding for the Disabled in Whangarei.
Patricia Fenton, author of Beyond the Rimu Grove and War Bride ~ “Like The Wind has it all – drama, heartache, pathos and fulfilment. I finished the previous book, Holding The Horse, eager to know what the future would hold for Sid, and here it is – a compelling sequel that weaves the threads of Sid’s ongoing adventures to reach an incredible conclusion.”
Dr A Walpole, rural GP and RDA volunteer ~ “This was a very enjoyable read. It is well written and holds your attention and interest. From a (generalist) medical perspective I am happy that it represents trauma issues sensitively and appropriately.”
F R M Riley, author ~ “A wild ride from beginning to end!”
Like the Wind was a winner in 2023 Storylines Notable Book Awards for junior fiction.
About the Kiwi author
Find out more about Whangarei author J L Williams on her author page.