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Dark Sunshine (Phantom Stallion #3)

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The classic theme of a girl and her horse is set against a backdrop of mustangs, tumbleweeds, and a West that′s still Wild.

In the third book of the series Dark Sunshine, Sam rescues an abused horse from rustlers, but needs the Phantom′s help in convincing the young mare to trust her.

Ages 10+
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Avon Books
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May 12, 2016 Allie rated it it was amazing
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Page 219............ ^_^
May 31, 2008 Irene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who really likes horses
Recommended to Irene by: Myself
This book is filled with more then a personalitty. It makes you fell like you are there watching it happen. Nobody can see you but you feel the emotoins the character is feeling and you have the little mind movie flowing through your head. Not like in choppy peices where you have to stop a gajillion times to accutally figure out what happened. You sorta feel it. It's like it's natural.
The story is about a girl named Sam and she goes to meet her friend in a canyon and is alone when she hears a
Rena Sherwood
I've read a lot of heavy books lately, so it's good for my mental health to read a few children's/young adult books as an antidote. This was a cute story about mustangs but Terri Farley's facts about horses can get awfully screwed up at times. But hey -- why let the truth get in the way of a good story?


For example, there is an "albino" mustang in the story. There is no such thing as an albino horse. There are horses that look white, but they do have melanin and therefore are not albinos. Albino
Another great story for the horse lover.

This book is about a young girl who has recently returned home after having lived two years with her aunt. In this book the main character, Sam Forster, watches horse thieves try to ruin her beloved wild stallions herd. It is up to her and her keen sense of protectiveness to save her stallion, The Phantom. Not only is she trying to save her beloved Phantom she has to learn to share her best friend Jake and her dad. Can Sam do all that is required of her?

Sep 01, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
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This book was an amazing story.....I found myself laughing at times. Some I thought was romance between Jake and Sam, but the suspense of the dangers the Phantom and Sam and Jake put themselves in is so fascinating that I couldn't put this book down at all. I'm defiantly think I'm going to finish this series this time. Sam and Jake have been best friends since they were toddlers, now they are both teenagers and working on Sam's farm. They pretend to be dating in the end to keep out of Lester's ( ...more
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Sep 08, 2014 Amanda M rated it it was amazing
Dark Sunshine by Terri Farley focuses on Sam Forster's attempt to connect with the mnustang she "stole", as well as Mikki, the rebellious girl that comes to the ranch. This book is one of my favorites, and I love how Mikki's character changes. Sam's relationship with Dark Sunshine is also interesting.
Mar 07, 2012 Helen rated it really liked it
I only chose this to read because so many girls want horse books. And I felt like I should have started with the first book in the Phantom Stallion series because I was missing a lot. But we don't have the first one in our collection.
But I really enjoyed this book about wild mustangs, rustlers, and a ranch family. It was much better than I expected.
Dec 20, 2014 Liza rated it liked it
Overall this book was pretty good, I would rate it 3 stars out of 5, it lost my attention in some parts but it was interesting to read, it broke my heart in some parts but made me happy in others, I would recommend this book to horse lovers, and anyone that just wants a book to read to pass some time.
Oct 22, 2010 Tory rated it liked it
I read this book back when I was in fifth or sixth grade. That is when I first started reading for the fun of it. I owe this series a lot because with out it I may to have become the big reader I am to day.
Mar 11, 2009 Brit rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I love the horse's name, too. The horse's name is Dark Sunshine, hence the name of the book.
Feb 04, 2014 Taylor rated it liked it
These books have their problems and cons, but something in them keeps pulling me back for more. Terri has good characters and communicates their feeling well. Plus, I love horses.
Nov 30, 2014 Lafanda rated it really liked it
A great series for the young horse-lover! I read the whole series as a kid and each book keeps you interested and racing for the next!
Jun 21, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
This one is heartbreaking. The wild horse in this book is so miserable and has been abused so much. It hurts my heart to read about it.
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Terri Farley is the author of Seven Tears into the Sea, the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and the forthcoming Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them (Fall 2015).

Terri lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains with her journalist husband and pets, but still longs for the California beaches where she grew up. She's worked as a waitress, journalist
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Other Books in the Series

Phantom Stallion (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • The Wild One (Phantom Stallion, #1)
  • Mustang Moon (Phantom Stallion, #2)
  • The Renegade (Phantom Stallion, #4)
  • Free Again (Phantom Stallion, #5)
  • The Challenger (Phantom Stallion, #6)
  • Desert Dancer (Phantom Stallion, #7)
  • Golden Ghost (Phantom Stallion, #8)
  • Gift Horse (Phantom Stallion, #9)
  • Red Feather Filly (Phantom Stallion, #10)
  • Untamed (Phantom Stallion, #11)

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