Hi all, this section is for us to discuss the latest releases in the pony book world. You can tell us what you think of those you've read and also let the rest of us know if you notice a new book thats just come out.
I will sticky this thread near the top of the pony books section so we can easily find it when we want to add anything.
Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson - sequel to Taking Flight, young adult, excellent!
Horse Play by Jo Carnegie - Adult chick lit not my cup of tea but I have this on audio if anyone wants to borrow it.
Sun Catcher by Angela Dorsey & Marina Miller - Historical/fantasy?
Amy and Clown series by Lynda Kelly: 1. The Most Horrible Pony 2. The Magazine-Page Pony 3. Arab Dream Horse Not Dont know much about these available on Amazon or direct from publisher EDIT - more on these further down in thread
The Ponies of Crag Farm by Roy Redman - good reviews but only available as an e book at the mo (very cheap!)
Timber Ridge Riders series by Maggie Dana - book 1 reviewed on the forum, good old fashioned pony stories
I quite liked Horse Play but the 'horse' content is extremley minimal and shades of jilly coopers jump with the village all turning out to support Nobby when he does put in an appearance!
Jane Smileys's Mystery Horse is another 2011/2012 release, i didn't enjoy it though i must add, not as good as the first two abby books imo. The second Secret horse was a 2011 release in Uk too
Would definatly recommend Scorpian races...not sure of release date but it would definatly cross as fantasy and has been in 3 for fiver at the works in uk.
The latest pegasus book might just about qualify as fantasy too...well it has pegaus clones in it although they are not exactly pony books...good though! All three are 2011/2012 releases in UK Authors website with more info here
When Sphie Met darcy day is one i've been meaning to read for ages. Non fiction about horse as Therapy basically.
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Think I might have got hold of a copy of Scorpio races, but the rest of mine will have to be re reads I'm afraid.
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 ~
Another to add: The Girl Who Rembered Horses by Linda Benson.
If you have a kindle this is an excellent fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world, slightly hunger games type scenario as in they have to hunt for food etc but much nicer, more gentle and with a more sympathetic heroine and of course horses. Sadly no print copies as yet.
I've read very good reviews on the dressage chronicles but don't fancy it myself.
Have we mentioned that Lauren St John book from beginning of Year...one dollar Horse i think it was called. It seems none of the 'horse books' are popular enough for 'non amazon...ie free' kindle download sadly so still a bit stuck on my new read.
Haffy I've had a few horsy ones on the free amazon kindle download but they disappeared before I could list them on here. If you keep checking every couple of days they keep putting new ones on. I got the 2nd book in the Amy and Clown series and the first in the Dakotaroo series by Krista Michelle Breen, amongst others.
For those of you who enjoyed The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St. John, there is another horsy book by her out in August. Its called Kentucky Thriller. Its actually the 3rd in a mystery series (Laura Marlin series), dont think there is anything horsy in the first 2, but in this one our heroine rescues a neglected horse, gets into the world of racing and ends up at the Kentucky Derby.
I'm just working on a web page for the author now.
The Belinda Rapley Pony Detectives series is fairly new - working on a review for this series at the moment and some freebies will hopefully be coming up soon!
Also Jane Ayres has re-issued her 2 books in the Matty series (Matty and Moonlight Horse & Matty and the Problem Ponies) the Pras well as adding a 3rd title. They are just in kindle e-book form at the mo, but the money does go to charity (Redwings) so a big thumbs up for that.
I'm far more than a TAD wary myself....especially with adult non-genre books (i.e. not a mystery or fantasy or whatever). Most of the critically acclaimed books are loaded with characters you'd run a mile to avoid in real life
I'm far more than a TAD wary myself....especially with adult non-genre books (
I'm wary of these at the best of times. Not saying they are all bad but on the whole I find them to be either deadly dull or pretentious - or both. I'll take a good whodunit any day over 400 pages of navel gazing!
It's actually a British company, not US....I'm thinking that google gave me the US site because it recognized that my computer is in the US. I've ordered books (Dorothy Sayers for me and some of the Lang Fairy books for a friend's children) from them before and they are beautiful.
You should have seen the huge British Mail burlap sacks they came in!
Haha know those Royal Mail sacks well - they're what I put my parcels in when I send em business class. Never known anyone to deliver stuff in them tho!
Just been updating the new books web page (very overdue!) and thought I'd mention some of the more interesting new books that are out or coming out.
First, Sheena Wilkinson's new pony book for younger readers than Taking Flight, etc. I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview and its a very good read, very well-written. Its called Too Many Ponies and is out in May. There could also be a copy up for grabs here!
Another excellent read is Diana Kimpton's There Must be Horses. You may recall her as the author of the Pony Mad Princess books for younger readers. This new one is a world away from them, its set at older children and is another well written and interesting read.
There is also a new pony series being written by Eve Paege called the Golden Pony Adventures. First in the series, If I Won a Pony, is out now. It is very fast paced but has a lot of traditional elements in it such as winning a pony in a competition, buying a neglected pony at auction and saving a pony from the knackers!
You can find out more about these and the other new books coming out here:
Victoria Eveleigh of the Exmoor pony trilogy and Midnight on Lundy has a new pony book out - Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe. Its aimed at the same age as the other books but has a male lead character. Review coming soon...
This is currently free on Amazon and would count as new for reading program. Theres also a sequel which i picked up a week or two ago for free so i'm guessing that will come round again too. Could have done with a good proof reader (lots of annoying typo's/spelling/grammatical errors sadly) but actually has the makings of a nice traditional style series.
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Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
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Claire: Or even internet lol
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brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
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Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
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Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
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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.
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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.
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ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
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