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The Mountain Goddess

Inside the Book

Author: Shelley Schanfield
Publisher: Lake House Books
Pages: 471
Genre: Historical Fantasy
In ancient India, rebellious Dhara runs away to a sacred mountain to study with the powerful yogi Mala, a mysterious woman with a violent past. Flung by war onto an adventure-filled journey, Dhara meets and captures the heart of Siddhartha, whose skill in the martial arts and extraordinary mental powers equal her own.
Worldly power and pleasure seduce Dhara, creating a chasm between her and her husband, who longs to follow a sage’s solitary path. She takes on the warrior’s role Siddhartha does not want, and when she returns wounded from battle court intrigue drives them further apart. As Siddhartha’s discontent with royal life intensifies, Dhara’s guru Mala, who has returned to her life as a ruthless outlaw, seeks her former pupil for her own evil purposes.
Dhara’s and Siddhartha’s love keeps evil at bay, but their son’s birth brings on a spiritual crisis for the prince.  If he leaves his kingdom to seek enlightenment, he turns his back on love and duty and risks destroying his people. Only Dhara can convince him to stay.


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Meet the Author

Shelley Schanfield’s passion for Buddhism and yoga arose sixteen years ago, when she and her son earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do. The links between the martial arts and Buddhist techniques to calm and focus the mind fascinated her. By profession a librarian, Shelley plunged into research about the time, place, and spiritual traditions that 2500 years ago produced Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. Yoga, in some form, has a role in all of these traditions. Its transformational teachings soon prompted Shelley to hang up her black belt and begin a yoga practice that she follows to this day.
Because she loves historical fiction, Shelley looked for a good novel about the Buddha. When she didn’t find one that satisfied her, she decided to write her own novels based on the spiritual struggles of women in the Buddha’s time. She published the first book in the Sadhana Trilogy, The Tigress and the Yogi, in 2016 and will publish the second, The Mountain Goddess in early 2017.





Choices to be made. Love,  duty and freedom.  Dhara wants to learn from the yogi Mala who is a strange women and is known to have violence in her past.   Dhara leaves her clan to go to Mala.  Dhara has quite a journey meeting Siddhartha along the way. Both have exceptional mental capabilities and martial arts.

  Dhara is enchanted with power.  This doesn't set well with her husband who just wants a solitary life.  Since Siddhartha doesn't want this worldly power and pleasures it brings, she becomes the warrior.

The have a son.  Siddhara is very unsettled.  He wants to find peace but if he leaves to do so he could destroy his family.  How can he be convinced to stay and who can do it?

This world that The Mountain Goddess is set in gave birth to yoga and Buddhism.  If you like fantasy and historical epics this may draw you in. 
The book has females that are strong willed and you get a female's look at things.

A different world, a different time but some connections to our world, our time.

I received a copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.

 I would give this book 4 STARS.


The Mountain Goddess Giveaway


Shelley Schanfield is giving away a FREE Kindle copy of THE MOUNTAIN GODDESS!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive both books
  • This giveaway ends midnight April 28.
Good luck everyone!


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Tour Schedule

Monday, March 6

Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, March 7

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, March 8

Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.

Thursday, March 9

Interview at Books Dreams Life


Monday, March 13

Interview at The Huffington Post

Tuesday, March 14

Interview at Leigh Anderson Romance

Wednesday, March 15

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Thursday, March 16

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book


Monday, March 20

Character Interview at Pimp That Character!

Tuesday, March 21

Book Featured at Hooked From Page One

Wednesday, March 22

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, March 23

Book Featured at A Title Wave


Monday, March 27

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, March 28

Book Featured at Book Cover Junkie

Wednesday, March 29

Interview at The Literary Nook

Thursday, March 30

Book Review at Books for Books

Friday, March 31

Interview at As the Page Turns


Monday, April 3

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, April 4

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader Love Author

Wednesday, April 5

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Thursday, April 6

Interview at Book Bloggin’ Princess


Monday, April 10

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Tuesday, April 11

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Wednesday, April 12

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, April 13

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt


Monday, April 17

Interview at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, April 18

Book Review at Natural Bri

Wednesday, April 19

Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

Thursday, April 20

Interview at The Book Connection


Monday, April 24

Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, April 25

Book Featured at SheWrites

Wednesday, April 26

Book Review at Thoughts on Books

Thursday, April 27

Book Featured at Hooked From Page One

Friday, April 28

Interview at My Book Launch



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