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The Secret of Blackwatch

(Blackwatch Stables #1)

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Maggie has always wanted a pony, but with the recent death of her mother those dreams had been put on hold. Her dream comes true when her father surprises her with a trip into the mysterious world of Blackwatch Stables. Lead by the scrupulous Ms. Cavalieri, Maggie learns that owning a pony is a bit different than she imagined. Guided by the other girls at the barn, she lea ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by Book Logix
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Cheryl
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this to see if it was suitable for a fifth grade girl. It was.

The heroine is eleven, and she's lost her mom. Since she enjoyed riding with her mother, her dad decides to give her lessons at Blackwatch Stables.

Turns out there's more to Blackwatch Stables than outsiders see. This story of young girls and ponies is also about magic. The magic that happens when a girl finds "her" horse. And the magic that Blackwatch Stables hides that leads to a confrontation between good and evil.

Nice read.
Taylor
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVE THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS NEW SERIES! Maggi and Bella's magical relationship kept me on the edge of my seat!Perfect tween fantasy and the first in a series! Can't wait for book #2!
Josephine
*** 3.5 stars ***

This is a delightful read for horse-lovers of all ages. Aimed at an audience between approximately 8 to 12 years of age, it begins with 11-year-old Maggie and her father as they try to pick up the pieces shortly after her mother’s death. When her father takes her to Blackwatch Stables for the first time, her mother’s love of riding becomes hers as well. As Maggie learns how to care for her pony and makes friends with the other riders, she discovers that the history of Blackwatc
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Brittney
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Perfect middle-grade Pony novel! If I had a daughter, she'd be all over this book ... I would say "The Secret of Blackwatch (Blackwatch Stables, #1)" is perfect for middle-grade girls ranging from 8-12 years (but I also enjoyed it). :)

Very fun concept combining the love of horses with the mystery of magic! My favorite parts include the action scenes -- especially the battle scene at the end. And, of course, I love the horse-talk and the bond between the girls and their ponies. Looking forward t
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Kathryn (Nine Pages)
This review was first published on my blog, Nine Pages.

I won a copy of The Secret of Blackwatch through Goodreads' giveaways.

Spoilers.

Amber Cavalier Spiler understands the deep bond that can form between human and horse. In her new middle-grade series, Blackwatch Stables, the girls of Blackwatch can hear their horses’ voices in their heads. The girls of Blackwatch are descendents of families that have unusually deep bonds with the spirits of particular horses. The spirits of those horses always
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L
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The bond between horse & rider is magical!

Do you dream of owning your own pony? Do you love Harry Potter and his magical world, in which he goes on adventures with best friends Ron & Hermione facing all kinds of deadly foe?

This sensational, spellbinding new series cleverly combines fantasy; including medieval, mythology and magic within a thoroughly contemporary world. Reminiscent of “The Saddle Club” Blackwatch Stables is a barn filled with pony-mad girls and boys, who while learning to ride
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Trish
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting....couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read the next one and see what happens to Maggie and Bella next? Will she rescue Chloe? Great book for Adults and Tweens! I got this book for all my grandchildren and neighbors children!
Arielle Sabina
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book for anyone, young or old, who loves horses. Spiler attempts to capture the true essence of the human-horse relationship through a magical adventure.
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Loved it! Excellent read! Easy to get drawn in. Definitely passing this one on to my daughters!!
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My first in new tween pony series! 1 4 Dec 21, 2013 08:01AM  
Amber Spiler began her equestrian career at age 5 in the horse country of Ocala, Fla. Inspired and supported by her mother, Trish Cavalier, she began working with Mary Rivers where she developed extensive knowledge that covered many breeds and styles of riding. “She was my idol and second mom. She was one of the most important role models in my life.” Amber earned the title of National Champion Eq ...more

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