Hope in the Mountain River by bestselling author Misty M. Beller is Book 2 in her Call of the Rockies Series. This is a Christian Historical Romantic fiction that brings rugged life in 1800s Montana to life. It caught my attention immediately and was a pleasant diversion while being self-quarantined.
Author Beller does extensive research and has put some fascinating details in her beautifully written novel. I enjoyed the Native American language and like the character Suzanne in Chapter wish I knew it. Everything was easy to imagine with the vivid descriptions. I pondered living in a cave and eating roasted buffalo meat. The things they did or rather had to do pulled at my heartstrings.
This is the tale of Elan. She has endured much and trying hard to heal. It is also the story of Joel. His brother is missing, and Joel has ventured out to search for him. They struggle and encounter danger, but they persevere. I was captivated with their journey and this book. It was hard to stop reading it.
The main and secondary characters are great. Each one has a unique and well established personality. The conversations were smooth and sounded authentic. I looked forward to reading them.
One of the things I loved about this fictional story was its message of faith. Reading about a character coming to God is beautiful. The author did this journey wonderfully. Her message of trusting God is spot on. Faith, hope, and love are included as inspiration in this novel in such a way that I was so moved.
While this is Book 2 in the series, it could easily be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed Book 1, Freedom in the Mountain Wind, and am glad I had already read it. This series is very good. I highly recommend it. It gets a 5 out of 5 star rating from this reader. A copy was provided by a Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
About the Book
Book: Hope in the Mountain River
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2020
This epic journey is not at all what she expected.
Joel Vargas can’t believe he’s lost his older brother in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains after surviving their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic. And he can’t shake the feeling that Adam—his only living relative—is in dire trouble. No matter what the cost, he and his band of friends won’t stop until Adam is found. He doesn’t have time to contend with the two Indian women who seem to be shadowing his every move.
After the devastating loss of her daughter and husband to a sickness that swept through their Nez Perce camp, Elan is desperate to find an escape from her grief. As she and her friend journey through the mountains toward the great river, a band of white men is the last thing she expects to find, especially as winter blows in full force.
When the dangers increase, accomplishing Joel’s mission becomes the only hope for all their survival. If the elements don’t consume them, Elan has a feeling life will never be the same for any of them.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and intense adventure.
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About the Author
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.
She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.
More from Misty
I’ve always been a horse lover, and was blessed to grow up on a farm. My brother and I each had ponies of our own and rode hours each day. When we were old enough to graduate to full-size horses, we met neighbors who also had horses and loved to ride together. The two mares they rode had a mottled black and white spotted look, which I knew to be part of the Appaloosa breed. Through hears of riding together, I developed a deep appreciation for those two Appaloosa horses, as well as respect for the entire breed! Those two mares proved they could outrun and outlast any of the other horses in our riding group.
I’ve long wanted to include Appaloosas in one of my stories, especially since the breed was said to have begun in the Nez Perce tribe who lived just west of the Rocky Mountains. I’m so excited for you to meet Elan, the heroine in Hope in the Mountain River!
Elan and her friend are traveling through the Rockies on their Appaloosa horses, animals who can ride faster and longer than all the other horses in their group—even through the treacherous terrain of the Rocky Mountains!
I pray you love this story as much as I loved writing it. Enjoy a glimpse of the famous Appaloosa horse!
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