A novel by Lydia D. Hart
In "Restoring Acres", Vietnam veteran Dan Bailey understands the struggles with PTSD. When his horse, DJ,
befriends a navy SEAL, the friendship among the three becomes a partnership. Together, with a team of other
military and police veterans, they face times of fun, tragedy, fear, and restoration in their lives. Join the Restoring
Acres team as God leads them on an adventure to find hope, healing, forgiveness, self-worth, and most importantly,

Jack Turner - Navy SEAL, war veteran, horse lover.
Dan Bailey - Retired Army, Vietnam veteran, owns horses and Restoring Acres he shares with police and military.
John Franklin - Wounded warrior - amputee, father, struggles with PTSD and flashbacks from war.
Trevor Franklin - John's son, loves horses, heart of gold, helper to all.
Shawn Michaels - Wounded warrior - scar faced, Jack's best friend.

These are the main characters in the book. They become friends after a Thanksgiving meal at Dan's. They form a
friendship and together they face fun times, struggles, fear, death, destruction, rebuilding, rescuing, renewing,
healing, love and forgiveness. They learn of God's love and forgiveness for them and find the ability to forgive others.
They begin to understand that God has spared them from death of war for a specific purpose. Either war in the
municipalities as police officers, or war overseas with the military.
Together they rescue horses who have been abused or neglected. As they work with the horses, the horses help
them heal. They are all in need of healing, love, and feelings of worth and being wanted. As they work together, they
all find what they need.

I dream of Restoring Acres being a real place one day. A place for military and police and their families to find peace,
healing, love and forgiveness. Things that only God can give.
"In his kindness God called you to share in his
eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So
after you have suffered a little while, he will
restore, support, and strengthen you, and he
will place you on a firm foundation."
1 Peter 5:10 NLT
Horses and heroes find
healing, trust, worth and love.