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Blue Wings
As summer finally closes to an end, Sam is excited about her father's birthday present. Her stepmother, Brynna, has the perfect present, a beautiful mustang out of the wild. However, Sam's father is a cattleman, and mustangs are competition for grazing. With that problem, Sam is terrified for her friend's safety when a bull attacks her. Not only that, but the cowboy accompanying them could be blamed and fired from his job. Sam is desperate fo...
Dark Sunshine
Samantha Forster is horrified when she witnesses an illegal mustang round-up of the Phantom's herd. When four horses are left behind, one a mare that was used to lure the herd in, Sam is in danger of being caught by the horse rustlers. The little mare is left behind again as the other three mustangs are taken away to be processed into dog food. Sam feels she has done a good thing, taking the mare away to her ranch, but her father's disapproval and t...
Desert Dancer
Sam knows the Phantom's mares very well, and she is surprised to find his herd without the lead mare. Her worries are quickly covered during her father's marriage to Brynna Olson. As her father and new step mother go on their honeymoon, her Aunt Sue comes over for babysitting. While it's winter break for Sam and her friends, she immediately plunges into trying to find the missing lead mare. When she and her aunt are at the BLM corrals, she me...
Free Again
When Sam Forster sees a group of mustangs that no one wants, she tries to find someone who wants them. Also, the substitute manager for Brynna Olson is heartless and wants to put them down. Just in time, she stops the manager, but another problem arises. Who will adopt them? An eccentric old lady named Mrs. Allan, a lonely artist with three horses, takes on the huge responsibility. Of all the horses, the biggest problem is a blind filly. Whe...

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Gift Horse
When Sam rescues a draft horse from the auction, she feels great. But her father is set on having no more horses, mustangs or not, and she takes full responsibility. As she runs around, trying to find a good owner of the gentle horse, a mysterious thing is upsettting all the animals, and everyone is mystified. Winter is harsh and the mustangs have very little food. Sam immediately sets up an idea for that problem. What Sam dreads above all is...
Golden Ghost
Sam and her best friend, Jennifer Kenworthy, are working on an exciting history project, studying the ghost town of Nugget. As they are riding throught the long deserted town, they ride into a mirage, and a golden horse runs right through it, leaving them both in wonder and disbelief. Quickly, that turns into belief as Jennifer chases it and recognizes it to be the missing mare from her ranch. Desperate to save her family's ranch with the bea...
Heartbreak Bronco
Sam reluctantly takes in a gelding known for speed...and bad luck. She agrees to use him in the HARP program, as two new girls are arriving soon. When they arrive, Crystal and Amelia are indifferent and rude. Sam keeps the gelding's bad luck streak close in mind, and when someone gets bitten by a rattlesnake, is he really a bad luck horse? Eventually, she figures out his problem and finds a way to have him sold, in a claiming barrel race. How...
Moonrise
Ever since the incident with the young wildcat, the Phantom's strong young black stallion son has been running free. Already possessing his own harem, Sam is content to watch him run wild on the Nevada plains. However, a dangerous encounter with Linc Slocum's vicious hunting dogs happens between Sam and her father as they are riding. Furious at Slocum for his ignorance and lack of concern for her father, Sam angrily tells Slocum off, who, as usual, ...
Mustang Moon
Samantha Forster's exciting summer is over, and she dreads her first day of high school. Not only that, but a strange stallion visits the ranch at night, and shows a keen interest in the pastured horses. Suspicious, Sam puts the events of missing mares and the stallion together. She encounters the renegade stallion himself, and she is absolutely certain that he had stolen all the mares. She turns to Brynna Olson, the BLM manager, for help. But...
Rain Dance
Dark Sunshine, the little adopted buckskin mare, is pregnant to the Phantom, and Sam is delighted with the prospect of owning the Phantom's baby. However, it's summer too, and that means it's time for the annual cattle drive. Sam doesn't know which to decide on, and is torn between looking after Dark Sunshine in case the baby is rejected, or leaving her alone to give birth, as mustangs in the wild have for hundreds of years. But Sam finally m...

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Red Feather Filly
Sam is excited when her neighboring rancher, Mrs. Allen, comes up with the Super Bowl of Horsemanship, a partner race testing the stamina of a horse. Her partner is Jake Ely, who plans on capturing a filly off the Native American lands, asks Sam to help him gentle the filly. After a long and hard chase, the filly is theirs to train and get ready for the race. As Sam is leading the filly to Jake, the Phantom appears and kidnaps her. There is on...
Secret Star
Sam is excited when she hears the famous Inez Garcia and her stunt horse, Bayfire, are coming to River Bend Ranch for film shooting. Known for his sparkle and fire, the stallion is welcomed warmly by everyone, but Sam can tell something is wrong. Upon meeting the beautiful stallion, she realizes his sparkling energy is gone. With her friend Jake, she gets ready to try and fix Bayfire's problem. So far, everything goes well, and Sam is confide...
Seven Tears Into the Sea
When Gwen was ten, she awoke from a dream near the edge of the sea, and upon seeing a boy diving out too far she tries to follow him, almost drowning until he rescues her. When the police show up and Gwen insists on an unclothed boy having been with her, rumors swirl around the small town and Gwen's parents pack up and move away from the small California town and her grandmother's bed and breakfast. Gwen forges a fast friendship with two other girls and ...
The Challenger
Linc Slocum, the wealthy rancher, takes extreme meaasures to protect himself and his horses from a wildcat mother and her cub. Only, no one has been hurt, and the cub is too young to start attacking large animals or people. Sam is shocked and angry at Slocum's purposes. While trying to save the wildcats, she's worried about a wild black stallion without a herd. Without the safety of other horses, the black could be in danger. When she encount...
The Renegade
Sam becomes worried when the Phantom Stallion came too close to being seen when Sam and Jake search for Slocum's missing daughter, Rachel. Sure that this will put him in danger of being too trusting for a wild animal, Sam does all she can to keep him away for his own safety. Not only that, but Slocum's long-held grudge against the Phantom makes him think of a plot to harm the stallion. When Karla Starr, a persistent rodeo contractor insists ...
The Wild One
Samantha Forster was only a child when she got her first horse, a coal black colt she named Blackie. Living in Nevada, she and her half Native American friend Jake trained him to be a gentle, loving horse by using his ancestors' horse taming tricks. One day a terrible accident occurred as she and her friend were riding. Blackie panicked when she tried to close a gate, and she ended up on the ground, her head struck by her horse's back hoof as he ran...

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Untamed
One day as Sam Forster is looking through a can of buttons, she comes upon a piece of paper, and it's in her mother's handwriting. She scans the list and is shocked to find the very last line say 'Save wild horses?' Desperate for answers, she discovers a plot to kill wild mustangs. Trying to convince everyone around her, she is doubted and ignored. Sam knows her mother knew something about a plot, and the car accident killed her. Could her mom...


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