The Secrets of Emberwild by Stephenia Mcgee

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.9 Llamas


This book was sent to me by Baker Book House, and it was fantastic! There was romance, drama, mystery, action and a bit of murder. Totally my kind of book!

This book is about a young women who wants to train horses on her father’s ranch. When he passes, he leaves a dangerous secret for her to figure out before her home and horse are taken from her. Her only shot at making a name for herself is at the 1905 Mississippi Fair. And the only way she can get her colt ready in time is with help from the mysterious stranger that keeps asking questions about her horse…

This book was very good. There was plenty of twists and turns to keep me reading till the very end, and the story line was beautifully written! This book is for older girls. (16 and up) Lots of violence, people with secrets and plenty of talk about murder. (Nothing described only mentioned)

Over all, I really enjoyed this book and I will be looking for more by this author very soon! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A wonderful story for young women!
  • Romantic!
  • Very clean!


  • Violence and murder…

A gifted trainer in a time women are not allowed to race, Nora Fenton prefers horses to men. They’re easier to handle, they’re more reliable, and they never tell her what to do. After her father’s passing, Nora is determined to save her struggling horse farm, starting with entering her prize colt into the harness races at the 1905 Mississippi Fair. If she wins, she may have a chance at independence. But when a stranger arrives and starts asking disconcerting questions, she suspects he may have other motives than unseating her in the training job that is rightfully hers.

Silas Cavallero will do whatever it takes to solve the mystery of his father’s death–even if it means training an unwieldy colt for Nora, who wants nothing more than to see him gone. But when mysterious accidents threaten their safety and circumstances shrouded in secrets begin unlocking clues to his past, Silas will have to decide if the truth is worth risking ruining everything for the feisty woman he’s come to admire.

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