I’m beyond excited to be taking part in the Rise of Riverstone Book Tour, hosted by Travelling Pages Book Tours. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the amazing giveaway!
Rise Of Riverstone
Daughters of Riverstone
By Mandy Schimelpfenig
November 21, 2021
Paperback ~ Kindle
Praed is a country of vast prairies and looming mountains where the elite make their homes along a mighty river.
For hundreds of years, to wear the crown is to tempt fate, for in Praed, any man may become king if he’s strong enough. Laria Audrey lives in privilege as the daughter of a famous knight, until one night she’s ripped from her bed to find that her entire life has gone up in flames.
Forced to serve those responsible, Laria pretends to be deaf and mute to survive. But when days turn to weeks, Laria loses hope of awakening from the nightmare and must admit she’s truly alone.
When her sworn enemy approaches her with a shocking proposition, Laria must decide if she’ll resign herself to misery or become the hero she never believed she could be.
An absolutely amazing debut that you will be thinking about long after it’s over. Strong female, tragedy, and enemies to friends… How can you go wrong? I’m extremely surprised that this is Mandy’s debut – the writing style flows beautifully. Her world building is atmospheric and puts you right into the world she’s created. The characters are well drawn out and the growth throughout the book is flawless. The plot is unique and intriguing. Mandy does an amazing job at pulling on emotions and adding the weight needed in heavier situations. It’s a long book that I didn’t want to end. There are some trigger warnings but nothing I found offensive – they added to the intensity of the situation.
A fantastic beginning to what I believe will be an amazing series. Mandy Schimelpfenig has a fan in me!
About The Author
Mandy received her B.S. in Zoology from Washington State University and an A.S. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Clearly her life goals were not geared toward a career as an author. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician specializing in small animals. When she’s not saving lives, she’s weaving tales of strong women using their intelligence to pursue incandescent happy endings. The Rise of Riverstone is the debut novel in her Daughters of Riverstone Series. She lives on the Washington Coast with her husband and their four children. Besides leaning uncomfortably over a computer screen, Mandy enjoys camping and hiking with her family, reading, and wearing out her dogs on the beach.
Book Lovers Gift Box, USA only
Gift Box Contents:
- signed copy of The Rise of Riverstone
- signed bookplate
- postcard map of Praed
Huge thanks to Travelling Pages Book Tours and Mandy Schimelpfenig for my gifted copy. To grab a copy for yourself click the link below!
For all my readers, thank you so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful day!