Here's a free book which I won't be downloading. It's advertised as having, "endearing artwork" - what do you think? What do you think about the text, especially the 2 verses shown beginning, "Henry went through all the little things..."?
I've missed this offer twice, because I've been too late, missing two posts on the forum. Today, The Quicksilver Horse by Anne Digby is FREE on kindle. I'm posting here as well as on a new thread to alert anyone who hasn't got it.
"Do you love horses and ponies? Do you like exciting stories and fascinating facts? Then you'll enjoy this collection of short stories and information. As you read, you'll race across the prairie with the Pony Express, discover the secret of taming an unrideable horse, share the rescue of white stallions from war-torn Europe and gallop to the aid of drowning sailors.
In between, you'll discover interesting facts about the Grand National, long distance rides, horses sayings, the Spanish Riding School, famous horses and the last wild horse.
Tried to get that last one which seems to have come OK, and the Young Horse Diary one - but it downloaded and then disappeared, obviously I got the DAIRY version and it melted in the heat!!
Thanks for posting them folks!
Rescuing one animal does not change the world, but the world surely changes for that one animal.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace ~
Thanks tamzin, could be interesting. I've done a bit of gambling on the races in my time and seen quite a few addicts. Couldn't happen to me tho as I'm too tight with my money! It will be interesting to see the American side of horse race betting as opposed to the British side.
You might want to think hard before downloading this one. A Review says:
"Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior by Cheryl Rhodes should come with a warning: Reader may crave chocolate when reading! The main character, DeeDee, seems to be obsessed with any desert and at a fundraiser, stocks up on homemade delights. Made my mouth water and think about baking some brownies!"
The plot sounds familiar. Does it ring a bell with anyone else?
"A Father’s Choice is a horse story about a young girl, Anna, whose father has made the choice to leave the family. Due to financial difficulties, the family loses their home and has been forced to live with relatives, making Anna’s life difficult.
Recently, they have come to stay at Anna’s grandparent’s home, where she discovers a horse. Immediately falling in love with the horse, Anna learns to continue her love for the people that she is angry with, like her father. Unfortunately, Anna is unable to raise enough money to purchase the horse, so when she moves away from her grandmother’s, she won’t be able to see the horse again."
It sounds as if it lacks imaginative creativity and is clinically following a formula, but it is FREE:
"This is the first entry into the Horses from Heaven series, a new series in kid’s fiction. It is a brilliant short story about girls and horses for kids, as it is an entertaining and enlightening read, especially for any child that is struggling to overcome an anger issue.
Short stories for kids in recent years have been created for a quick profit rather than to entertain and teach their readers. Often, these books treat children like fools, and assume they are incapable of handling deeper plots or anything less than a completely happy and innocent story. Luckily, this book is a one of the few short stories for children that attempts to both entertain, and instruct its readers in a deep manner."
Hi all just to let you know that Jane Ayres excellent book Transitions has been revised and republished as an ebook and re-named The Horse in My Heart. This is a great read for those who like a bit of depth in their stories. If you have only read her Mattie series however, this one is much more serious and darker in tone.
fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
Aug 17, 2017 22:08:46 GMT 1
fizz: My show went well, good to have being painting again
Aug 17, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 1
Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
Aug 20, 2017 0:08:05 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1