Friday, May 12, 2023

Book Tour and Giveaway: She Who Rides Horses by Sarah V Barnes

Book Details:

​Book Title:  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
Content RatingPG.  It contains two kissing scenes and the death of an animal.
Book Description:

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.

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.

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.

connect with the author: website facebook ~  goodreads

Enter the Giveaway:



She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe is a good introduction to the new to me and talented author, Sarah V Barnes. I found this story to be an entertaining one. I thought it was an unique one and fun to see through the eyes of the first human to ever ride a horse during ancient times. It was a pleasure to be transported back in time by six thousand years and meet the strong willed daughter of a clan chief, Naya. I admired her bravery and determination. I found her character to be one that would be a good role model for present day young girls and woman. She proves to herself and others that it is okay to be different, have the ability to embrace yourself, follow your dreams, and do not give up. I thought it was wonderful book to read. 

I am giving She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who are between the ages of thirteen and up and for fans of historical fiction. I am curious to see what the next book from A Saga of the Ancient Steppe will be like and to see Sarah V Barnes’ characters come to life again. 

I received a paperback copy of She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe from the publisher but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope I get the chance to read "She Who Rides Horses."