Hi all sorry I haven't been around for a few days been travelling with poor internet. Anyhow I LOVED this book. A gentle but involving read. Liked everything about it from the heroine ( nice to see an older woman for a change) to the setting and if course the Welsh Cob angle - my all time fav ponies. The ghost element was very well done and blended in with the rest of the story very well. The relationship between our heroine and the ghost was touching, especially near the end of the book. I hope Gillian writes a sequel.
I read this today having bought it some weeks ago. I had put off reading it because I bought Love and horses at Bracken at 5he same time and didn’t find it very satisfying. So this was a pleasant surprise. It is much better written and I really enjoyed it. Not necessarily something I would go back to but a diverting read with good dialogue and characterisation.
Glad to hear you enjoyed the book Ginslinger. I must say I didn't really fancy the Bracken Stables continuation book myself after reading the blurb.
Forgot to add I also liked the in-hand showing angle, which isn't seen in that many pony books. I do find it interesting, having done a little bit of it in my youth and often watch it in the agricultural shows round where I live.
Anyone else have anything to add, as the thread seems to have gone a bit quiet and it will soon be time for our next book!
I started ages ago but then came down with a bad bout of flu and wasn't up to reading anything. But when I felt better picked it up again and read it off in a couple of days! I very much enjoyed the story which was a bit more unusual than the norm. I didn't even realise it was a ghost story before I read it! As someone said earlier, it was a refreshing change to have an older female character and it was also a relief to not have to put up with her having some boring romance which may have taken the story away from the horses. I voted very good.
Yes, I could hardly believe it was the same writer. This was really well done. The characters both equine and human weren’t too perfect. I quite like that it featured some older horses as well as an older heroine and there was some genuine dramatic ending. I also enjoy watching in hand showing especially M and M. As for tme marching on it will be time to think about the challenge before we know it.
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