RATING: 📚📚📚📚📚

This was a phenomenal read. I can easily see this book being a comfort book for me. You know, one of those books that you read over and over and never get tired of. One of those books that if you are in a reading mood and want something familiar, you got to your comfort book. For example, one of my comfort books (and movies) is Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. She Who Rides Horses has made that list.

I am not a fan of historical fiction, but I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the characters, the scenery, and the details. It almost seemed as if I was in the story going through the motions with the characters. I admired their strengths and determination. For me, the pace of the book was just right. Sometimes authors struggle to find that perfect pace. You don’t want anything too slow that it bores you, and you don’t want anything too fast. This book had balance.

The book takes place deep in the past, in the BC era. We follow Naya, a young girl living in a tribe full of hunters. During those times, horses were also considered a source of food for humans. Naya forms a connection with some wild horses and wants to get her tribe more evolved, not eating the horses, but using them and riding them. Along her journey, she has trials and tribulations, and the other characters have their own things going on. We get to see how they navigate things back then, and you can find wisdom in how things play out. Can’t wait to see more of Naya.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved stories.  She especially loved stories that happened a long time ago, in a land far, far away.  At first, others had to tell her the stories, but then, like magic, she learned to read them for herself out of books.  And then, even more magical, she discovered that there were stories inside her that she could write down using her own words.  

When Sarah is not writing stories, she practices and teaches riding as a meditative art.  She 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. She is currently working on books two and three of the She Who Rides Horses trilogy.



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