BOOK 2 – The Pride of Riverstone

Release date 3/23/23

A country at war.

A journey fraught with danger.

To find happiness, she’ll risk everything. 

Including her life.

 Five years after living the trauma of forced servitude, 21-year-old Ula leads an idyllic life as lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Praed. Content to live a sheltered life, she’s reluctant to leave her childhood home when the king and queen declare they’ll visit Ilano, the homeland of the people who invaded her country and left her toiling in the bowels of Praed Castle. 

Determined to overcome her shyness, Ula makes new friends, endures heartbreak, and begins to forge her own path. But when an old enemy threatens hard-won peace, the entire continent unites for the first time in history. With war raging around her, Ula is forced to confront her feelings and face the most difficult decision of her life – to summon the courage to step out of her older sister’s shadow and seize control of her own fate.

This is the continuing story of the Daughters of Riverstone, a saga of women who are not content to stand by and allow a world of men to determine their destinies.

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Meet Historical Fantasy Author

Mandy Schimelpfenig

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.

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