She Who Rides Horses (Book One) by Sarah V. Barnes Book Tour, Review & Giveaway! {Ends 5/26/23}

May 18, 2023

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Set more than 6,000 years ago, She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe (Book One) begins the story of Naya, the first person to ride a horse.

Book Details:

She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe (Book One) by Sarah V. Barnes
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 267 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Lilith House Press
Release date: March 2022
Tour dates: May 1 to May 19, 2023
Content Rating: PG. It contains two kissing scenes and the death of an animal.

Book Description:

Daughter of a clan chief, bolder than other girls but shunned by the boys because of her unusual appearance, Naya wanders alone through the vast grasslands where her people herd cattle and hunt wild horses for their meat. But Naya dreams of creating a different kind of relationship with the magnificent creatures.

One day, she discovers a filly with a chestnut coat as uncommon as her own head of red hair. With time running out before she is called to assume the responsibilities of adulthood, Naya embarks on a quest to gallop with the red filly across the boundless steppe.

​Unwittingly, she sets in motion forces and events that will change forever the future of humans and horses alike.

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Review By LAWonder10:

She Who RIdes Horses is a unique story based on “When did horseback riding first begin?”. This author’s research and view are very plausible.

In any case, this is a fascinating tale of the insight and determination of a young woman, defying the tradition and most of her indigenous tribe.

From the beginning, the reader’s interest is captured. As the story progresses, so does the interest and emotional involvement.

As a young woman and a young man grow into adulthood, so do the unexpected changes, desires, ambitions, and sacrifices in their lives. New discoveries and challenges are made by those who are” seasoned” adults, as well.

The characters are portrayed well, the scenes are vividly described, the Title and Cover Image are eye-catching and depicts the story well. It was very easy for me to feel connected to the characters and scenes. It all felt very real. As the story progressed it ended with a profound climax – with a huge cliffhanger! Yes, the reader will be dying to read the next book to see what happened. I am not a fan of profound cliffhangers.

This book earns a Five Stars rating for the most part but because of the ending, I give it a Four Stars rating instead.

This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review


Meet the Author:

Sarah V. Barnes, Ph.D. is both an historian and a horsewoman. When Sarah is not writing stories, she practices and teaches riding as a meditative art. She also offers equine-facilitated coaching and wellness workshops.

Sarah holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University and spent many years as a college professor before turning full-time to riding and writing. She has two grown daughters and lives with her husband, her dogs and her horses near Boulder, CO.

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Giveaway Details:

Win a signed copy of SHE WHO RIDES HORSES (A Saga of the Ancient Steppe (Book One) by Sarah V. Barnes (one winner / USA only) (ends May 26)


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