There Must Be Horses

Cover of There Must Be HorsesThroughout Sasha’s life in care, the only constant has been her love of horses. When a failed adoption placement results in yet another move, she ends up at Kingfishers – a farm where Joe and Beth train troubled horses. To Sasha, this seems like the perfect place to live. But she can’t stay. Joe and Beth are adamant about that. They have only agreed to take her for a little while, and they only did that reluctantly.

Can Sasha persuade them to change their minds and let her stay forever? And can she do it before her social worker finds her another home – one without horses? 

There Must Be Horses was a semi-finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Book Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2013 Rubery Book Award.


A perceptive story

The School Librarian


For me, this has to be one of the best pony novels I have read this year. It has all the ingredients needed for a superb pony story: a great sympathetic character, a bond between girl and horse, emotional depth and an intelligent exploration of deeper issues.

Claire Noble


I finished in a day, and at the end was sitting with tears streaming down my face...It's completely gripping.

Jane Badger


Wow! What a book! "There Must Be Horses" is a thoroughly modern pony book that is not sentimental but a crisply written piece of teenage fiction with superb characterisation and a pacy plot. It gripped me from the start to the very last page.



Diana Kimpton is a terrific storyteller and "There must be Horses" is a real page-turner, but be prepared it is also an emotional rollercoaster that will have you verging on tears and laughing with joy.


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