I read this book for the first time when I was around 9 or 10 I think I remember the book vividly though because I loved it so much I don t think now 10 or 11 years after that I would enjoy it and think it is that amazing, simply because I am just that much older now, but the book together with the others in the series just has had a serious impact on my life Ever since I started horseback riding at the age of 10 I have aimed to use the same methods as Amy does I still ride today and I have since learned the same methods as Amy through courses with Monty Roberts The love I have for horses and the special bond you can create with one has truly come from this book Any horse loving little girls should read this book series, it is great. Popular Book, Coming Home Heartland, 1 After The Storm Heartland, 2 By Lauren Brooke This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Coming Home Heartland, 1 After The Storm Heartland, 2 , Essay By Lauren Brooke Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Read this entire series as a kid Loved them all Plan to reread this year Found this and the next two in the series in my closet I must have got them when I was a kid I vaguely remember reading the first two and decided to give it a read through before I sold it at the used bookstore Verdict well researched, badly written The horse related info is good it s very nice to see Monty Roberts techniques used and acknowledged For that reason alone I might have liked this book if everything else hadn t been awful The only other thing that interested me, Amy s relationship with her sister, wasn t enough to keep me from wanting to throw this book into the wall, or stop reading it at like page 80 I did the latter Basically, the characterizations, plots, and writing, are all really, really simplistic and predicable Well beyond what I at least would expect from a mid grade sort of book, which I m guessing this is Also, there s a character who the author keeps going back and forth on calling Grandpa or using his FULL name It s weird He could have just been Grandpa and or Jack sometimes as well the last name makes it seem like he s some unknown throughout the whole book But what annoyed me most was that all the characters are apparently epically stupid Sometimes it seems intentional, and is acknowledged even then it s annoying, butreally, it s just ridiculous throughout the book I won t get into every case, but the worst concerns what happens to Amy s mother not really a spoiler as the back cover gives it away because there were blinkin OBVIOUS ways around what happened For one, simply feed the abandoned horse in the barn shed where he is and wait out the storm there No need to bring the trailer at all, or if they did no reason to drive back in the storm They could have fed him there and come back with the trailer in the morning The horse is said to be in good condition and there s nothing mentioned about hazards where he is so WHY NOT Why didn t the author, say, give the horse a medical emergency That would have made Amy s mom look like less of a moron for putting him in the trailer and trying to drive in a severe storm I also find it a bit weird that in a non emergency situation which this was Amy s mom would simply take a horse one she suspects is stolen no less off someone else s property abandoned or not without so much as calling whatever people she knows at the police department. Coming Home is the first book to the Heartland novels series, written by Lauren Brooke A 14 year old girl named Amy has a huge passion for horses With her mother s help, she is learning skills on how to take care of horses and how to horse whisper while also giving her attention to the other farm animals at Heartland, a sanctuary for horse that have been exposed to emotional and physical harm But when her mother is killed in a terrible trailer accident, Amy has to grow up quickly, and notices how drastically her world is changing Out of all of the four books by far this is my favorite The author wrote it so well that while reading it you feel like you apart of the story Her detailing of the situations or the characters are just so realistic I saw how caught up into the book I got and I realized myself not being able to put it down This is a wonderful book to read, it s a great length, it keeps you engaged I can tell you there will not be a moment while reading this book that you get bored This book is great for all age groups and for anyone who is as much as an animal lover as myself I hope when you pick up this book and start reading it you will enjoy all the aspects that the author has to offer. I recently encountered the television series and was curious about the book series that spawned it The TV series in some ways improves on the books Both are wholesome and good family fare For decades I ve accepted the stereotype that adolescent girls are attracted to horses because they re big and powerful and somewhat threatening but with care and training they can be loving beasts unlike the other beasts that fascinate girls of that age, teenaged boys I feel that this book doesn t cater to the stereotype but does fulfill it This is not a series that I imagine has much appeal to teen boys, but I found this one interesting I probably would read another in the series in a pinch but probably won t go looking for them I think that they somehow lack something that makes them truly entrhralling The characters lacked a level of development that made them feel as real as they might have As someone who s read a lot of fiction that s been redeveloped on the screen, this one felt like a tie in book than as a source book that spawned a series. Put this down 1 star since I first read it a few years ago, because Amy s emotions didn t annoy me as much back then, but I still really enjoyed it I recently went on a horse trek after not riding a horse for years and it s put me back in horsey mode p Not good I m happy I read this book though The heart feels both happy and sad and angry Is it weird how I think view spoiler Scott likes Lou hide spoiler 1 Heartland, Coming HomePosted on December 14, 2010 by kayleighc18111680Book Review HeartlandBy Lauren BrookeBook Reviewed by Kayleigh C Do you wish that a frightened or abused horse can learn to trust again Do you wish that a horse s scars of the past can be healed again If you do, heartland is the perfect stable for you Where you will meet a special person in Heartland Marion She can teach you in Heartland She uses special methods love.The story begins when Amy, the daughter of Marion who is fifteen years old went for a ride with her best friend Soroya They went on a trail ride and found an abused horse who was stolen by thieves stuck inside a cold dark room without any food and water The thieves found out that polices were searching for them so they fled and left the horse behind Amy manages to convince her mother to save that horse during a storm They finally headed out But when they headed back, an accident happens Lauren Brooke writes about horses Also in her books, there would always be a problem during that, she makes it exciting I like the book because the problem hooks me in Also there would be a happy ending I think the best part is when they start coming back because it is really exciting and it hooks me in.I would recommend this book to 4 6 graders who love and understand horses. Added 9 30 16 first published January 1st 2000 I m streaming Heartland TV Series Season 1, Episode 1, Coming Home.https www dp B005IF0NK4 http www.imdb.com title tt1094229 Based on novels created by Lauren BrookeComing Home This powerful series follows Amy Fleming through the loss of her mother and her struggle to continue the work at Heartland a refuge for abused and abandoned horses about a 15 year old girl named Amy Fleming, who lives in Virginia on a horse ranch called Heartland, learned about this author at a FunTrivia.com message board The members were discussing a quiz topic about the Heartland novels. This is my review for the entire series I generally stay away from horse girl series and formulated paperbacks but this was an exception I read through the series, in middle school starting with the 8th Reading them in order is not particularly important because there s enough background given in any book The series is about Amy, whose Mother dies in a car crash Her mother started a horse farm called Heartland that rehabilitates horses physically and mentally Amy decides to keep the farm running with the help of the knowledgeable stablehand, Ty The philosophy at Heartland respects the horse and uses kindness and horse behavior knowledge to help the horse s recover Amy must deal with difficult decisions and work hard to figure out a cure for the horses The series ends at number twenty I m actually glad that it does and I didn t have to grow out of them and have that cloud my memory.
Lauren Brooke grew up in a ranch in Virginia and now lives in Leicestershire, England Her husband is a veterinarian who specializes in horses Her books have been published by Scholastic since Mid 2000, starting with the first book of the Heartland book series The first book of her popular Chestnut Hill series was published in 2005.According to an interview on scholastics website, Lauren Brooke
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