Review: The Thunderbolt Pony

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Author: Stacy Gregg
Series: – –
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Age Range: 9+
Available: 5th Oct

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A dramatic and emotional story about one girl’s determination to stand by her beloved animals – and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.

When a devastating earthquake hits Evie’s hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand’s South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. Evie’s injured mum is one of the first to be rescued by helicopter and Evie will be next. But when realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Jock, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way. Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Jock and Moxy in a race against time across difficult terrain to reach the port of Kaikoura, where she has heard that people will be evacuated by ship in three days’ time. Surely there will be space for her, Gus, Jock and Moxy there?

But the journey is harder than Evie could ever have imagined, and with aftershocks constantly shaking, Evie will have to draw on all her bravery, strength, and resilience to bring her and her animals to safety . . . and hope that they reach the boat in time.


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Review: Love Me, Cowgirl

cover-love-me-cowgirlTitle: Love Me, Cowgirl
Author: Eve Gaddy
Series: 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short Novel
Available: Now

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Disillusioned with love, Dr. Sean Gallagher returns to Marietta to join its expanding medical facility. Marietta’s newest, most eligible bachelor isn’t looking for long-term involvement – especially not with his brother’s much-younger former girlfriend, Honey Jordan. But short term? That’s another matter.

Escaping a toxic relationship with her father, barrel racer Honey spends as little time as possible in Marietta. Home for the 78th Annual Copper Mountain Rodeo, a brief fling with the town’s hottest new doc might be just the thing to distract her until she can leave again.

But when a riding accident strands Honey in Marietta, an affair meant to last a few nights turns into something much deeper, leaving both Sean and Honey torn between the safety of saying goodbye and the heartache of losing what they dare not admit they’ve found — one true and lasting love.


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Review: Meeting of the Mustangs

cover-meeting of the mustangsTitle: Meeting of the Mustangs
Author: Cathy Kennedy
Series: – –
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Age Range: 10+
Available: Now

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A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and discover how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse.


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Review: The Homeless Foal

cover-homeless foalTitle: The Homeless Foal
Author: Tina Nolan
Illustrations: Artful Doodlers
Series: Animal Rescue #3
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Age: 7+
Available: Now

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Abandoned, lost, neglected? There’s always a home at Animal Magic!

In a perfect world there’d be no need for Animal Magic. But Eva and Karl Harrison, who live at the animal rescue centre with their parents, know that life isn’t perfect. Every day there’s a new arrival in need of their help.

Eva is delighted when Merlin the foal is born at the rescue centre, but her joy soon turns to fear as Mrs Brooks’ threats to close down Animal Magic look like becoming a reality. Will Merlin and the other animals soon be homeless?

Heart-warming animal stories, perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Magical Animal Friends.


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Review: Saddle Up

cover-saddle upTitle: Saddle Up
Author: Victoria Vane
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights #4
Genre: Hot Contemporary
Length: Novel
Available: 7th June

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Award-winning author Victoria Vane lets loose the fourth in the Hot Cowboy Nights series

WILD HORSES COULDN’T BRING THEM TOGETHER…
With exceptional talent and looks, cowboy “horse whisperer” Keith Russo once had the world at his feet – until his career was unwittingly destroyed by an aspiring filmmaker. After being rejected by his family for exploiting his Native American heritage, Keith has no choice but to turn back to his humble beginnings as a wild horse wrangler.

BUT MAYBE THEIR PASSION CAN…
Miranda Sutton always dreamed of making films, until wild mustangs captured her heart. But turning her grandmother’s Montana ranch into a wild horse sanctuary proves harder than she thought. She needs someone who knows wild horses. Keith and the mustangs need each other. And while working together to save the herd, Keith and Miranda discover a passion as wild as the mustangs they love.


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Review: Horsefeathers

cover-horse feathersTitle: Horsefeathers
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Series: Devil’s Land Collection
Genre: M/M Western/Romance/Paranormal
Length: Short story
Available: Jan 13th

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Justin was sent to get a mare, and is helpless to explain to his unhappy boss why he came back with an untouchable gray stallion instead, but there’s just something about the horse that wouldn’t let him leave it behind.

Of course, because an angry boss and a horse they don’t need isn’t enough, the horse goes missing—leaving a strange man in his place, a man who speaks in riddles and seems more than a little crazy, but he’s also just as hard to refuse as the stallion…


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Review: The Sport of Baronets

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Title: The Sport of Baronets
Author: Theresa Romain
Series: Romance of the Turf #0.5
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: Novella
Available: Nov 3rd

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An original novella introducing Romance of the Turf, Theresa Romain’s exciting new Regency romance series…

The lives of Sir Bartlett Crosby and Hannah Chandler have been marked by fierce competition between their elite families…the perfect breeding ground for a mutual attraction neither can deny.

Bart hopes to conquer “the turf” through victory in a much-touted match. Should his heavily-favored colt win, the Crosby reputation and fortunes would be revived. Bart’s plan seems poised for success until the lovely Hannah Chandler, daughter of a noted rival trainer, turns up claiming ownership of the colt. When Hannah insists on claiming her purchase, the prize colt disappears from Bart’s stable. Theft or treachery? As Hannah and Bart rush to solve the mystery before race time, they uncover a scandalous truth about their families’ pasts-a truth that has the potential to either destroy both their futures, or to guide them to a love they never imagined.


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