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  1. #1
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    Default Another HR free Kindle book today

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CFL5E8/?tag=afbm-20

    I got the author's "Cart Before the Corpse" for free a month or so ago, am reading it now and really enjoying it so far. It's a carriage driving mystery and this one is about her life as a vet. Hopefully this one is good too!

    Enjoy!



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    Default Thanks for the heads up

    I also enjoyed The Cart Before the Corpse. So much so that I bought "One Hoof in the Grave"
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    Thank you for the notification. I also liked her driving mysteries, though there were a few spelling errors in the kindle editions. Overall, the books are quite good.
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    Very cool. Just downloaded it. Do they do this every month? How do you know when they come out? Thanks for the post.



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    I LOVED "Cart Before the Corpse"!

    Thanks for this link.
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    Thank you for the link! I also enjoyed The Cart Before the Corpse.



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    Here is another freebie horse book

    A Horse Called September
    by Anne Digby

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077EG830/?tag=afbm-20
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    Thanks for the heads up... always love hearing about the Amazon freebies... I don't have a kindle, but you can download most onto your PC. I'm really enjoying All God's Creatures! I should be in bed... sigh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
    Very cool. Just downloaded it. Do they do this every month? How do you know when they come out? Thanks for the post.
    You can go to Amazon and check out their Top 100 free books
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/...ode=1286228011
    or on facebook
    http://ereadernewstoday.com/free-kin...22-12/6712935/
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    When I checked it was listed at $6.64 for Kindle. Free only for Amazon Prime members. Bummer I missed the freebie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolprudm View Post
    You can go to Amazon and check out their Top 100 free books
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/...ode=1286228011
    or on facebook
    http://ereadernewstoday.com/free-kin...22-12/6712935/
    Thanks, carolprudm!



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    www.pixelofink.com will happily send you a daily email of all sorts of free books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPF View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CFL5E8/?tag=afbm-20

    I got the author's "Cart Before the Corpse" for free a month or so ago, am reading it now and really enjoying it so far. It's a carriage driving mystery and this one is about her life as a vet. Hopefully this one is good too!

    Enjoy!
    I really enjoyed "All God's Creatures." It was a quick and captivating read!
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    NO idea if this is any good or not--

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076RB5UY/?tag=afbm-20

    Spirit Horses
    by Alan Evans
    FREE on Kindle

    In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn’t know how—or why—the horse appeared, but the horse’s distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe’s ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife.

    When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live—but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home.

    On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in.
    Prices subject to change, so make sure it is zero before you put it in your cart
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.K.Smith View Post
    I really enjoyed "All God's Creatures." It was a quick and captivating read!
    That's the third of C McS's books I have read, at least in part, and I am getting tired of the predictable "horses should be out a24/7"
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    I read "Spirit Horses," and it's pretty good - the author doesn't have a complete understanding of equine herd dynamics - he thinks stallions lead the herd. Ignoring a few little things like that and a few mispelled words, it's a very moving story about a man who loses his wife and family to an auto accident. He is a natural horsemanship trainer (Tom Dorrance style) and did a lot of clinics before the accident. Now he can barely bring himself to do anything with the horses who come in for training.

    Before the accident, he was given a problem mare with a brand that identified her as being from a special private herd on a Shoshone reservation. He gentles the mare, and she becomes a popular horse with his family. The children dream of her being returned to run wild, and he promises to do that after they outgrow her.

    He decides to take the mare back to her original home, a long haul from Tennessee to Wyoming. The Indians are suspicious of him at first, thinking he stole the mare, as horses from this herd are never sold, but they've had theft problems. He establishes his credentials and while waiting to take the mare to her herd, he makes friends with various tribal members, including a young boy struggling with his own horses. Sorting out the young boy's problems reminds him of his own son, just a little older when he died.

    A pair of semi-feral wolf hybrids also take to Shane and become his shadows all day long.

    Have your kleenex handy, as there are several sad parts in the book, and the ending is not what one might expect.

    You do have to get past the idiotic idea that a horse who has been domesticated for a number of years is just dying to get back out on the range and live rough again. It would have been better if the well-trained mare had become a teacher for the Shoshone horsemen. The author demonstrates an understanding of this when Shane has the young boy ride a broke horse in order to show him the feel of riding a trained, finished horse.

    There's more than just a romance going, as a neighboring rancher-lawyer has designs on the Shoshone mineral rights. He's conducting oil exploration on the Shoshone lands without their permission, and his bully boys are interfering with the wild herd as part of a plan to make the Shoshone lease the land to him.

    Right now this book is free. It's still free if you don't like it. I grab as many kindle freebies as possible that even seem interesting, and have found a number of good books, a lot of so-so books, and the occasional dog. Get it, read it on your PC if you don't have a kindle, and see if you like it.

    The author does get some things right - the horsemanship details are good. There are things I love very much about the story, and he does break some stereotypes. Now if he'd just researched feral horse behavior a little more and done a little more editing, the book would be an absolute winner.
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    Here is another as of this morning.
    http://www.amazon.com/RISK-Steve-Cli...792910&sr=1-11

    I havent read it but some of the reviews claim the writer is filling Dick frances' shoes.
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    Thank you, I grabbed it.

    Mods, wouldn't it be wonderful, as someone else suggested, to have a sticky devoted to free equine e-books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPF View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CFL5E8/?tag=afbm-20

    I got the author's "Cart Before the Corpse" for free a month or so ago, am reading it now and really enjoying it so far. It's a carriage driving mystery and this one is about her life as a vet. Hopefully this one is good too!

    Enjoy!
    Have read both and they were decent. The one about the vet is a novel, not an autobiography



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