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New Beginnings (Heartland #18)

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When Amy returns to a long-cherished place and reconnects with an old friend, she discovers that her grace and ease with horses does not always carry over into her relationships with people.

After Amy hears of the death of her mentor, she is surprised when his granddaughter, Carey, mysteriously invites her to visit. Amy is eager to return to the serene stables, and Ty agree
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 2004)
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Still as touching and heart warming!
I can't believe I abandoned this series for two, yes two long years! I'm very close to finishing the series all together but I don't look forward to finishing cause these books feel like one big journey..
Amber Harrison
May 01, 2016 Amber Harrison rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-stars
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Jan 09, 2012 Kate rated it liked it
Amy discovers that her friend Huten has passed away when she calls them many months after her visit. Carey, Huten's granddaughter, tells Amy she should come to visit and that she needed her help. When Amy tells Ty her plan to go away for a few days, Ty assumes he is coming along. While Huten's family tells her it's fine, Amy senses that Carey is not happy about it. In fact, Carey tells Amy that she is planning on leaving the farm. But what about Carey's horse Maverick?

In this volume I found myse
Aug 21, 2016 Morgan marked it as to-read
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Jul 05, 2013 Elise rated it liked it
Shelves: youth, horses
This cover bugged me the entire time I was reading the book. Who is the guy on the cover? I assume Ty, but he looks wayyyy too young and isn't the same guy as they used for the cover of Taking Chances.

I always like the books that take place at Heartland better, but Amy's return to Ten Beeches isn't bad. We deal with another loss in this book, and Amy is more of a shoulder to lean on, but she of course cannot help but work mostly with the horses at Ten Beeches, the people coming in second.
Mallory Beckler
May 08, 2013 Mallory Beckler rated it liked it
New Beginnings was a really good book! Amy (the main character) sees an old horse that she healed with the help of her mother's old friend. She decides to give him a call,and sadly finds that he passed away about a week before she called.She decides to go down and visit his family, in Ten Beeches, Ocunumba. I don't want to give anything away that happens there, but I can assure you that it is an amazing story!
Jul 15, 2012 Tracey rated it really liked it
whatever, i have nothing to read right now so i might as well finish the books i never had the chance to read throughout my childhood. used to love these books so i have so many and i never finished them, its summer, i might as well use the time to make room for more newer and better books for my age and time
May 12, 2010 Tracy rated it it was amazing
I love HORSES so I decided to look up books about horses. When I heard about heartland I immediately went to the public library and took out the who heartland series. I was so into the books that I finished the whole series in like 2 weeks!!
Jul 14, 2013 Marie rated it liked it
Another Heartland books done and read. It's a cute series about a girl and her affinity with horses, and this book continues what we've seen in the previous books and I would recommend it to anyone who has gotten this far in the series.
Suzy Kennedy
Aug 04, 2015 Suzy Kennedy rated it liked it
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read as a child.

A good series about a girl working with horses and dealing with grief.
Good to pass time. Can be interesting/exciting-but def. for horse freaks!
Jun 23, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jessica by: me
See the first book in the series for a full review.
May 07, 2016 April rated it really liked it
A special book.
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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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