We’re getting well into summer here in the Midwest, and it’s time to start dusting off your TBR stacks for all those road trips and remote getaways! Or maybe you are looking to enhance your staycation by having a stack of books nearby to help you relax.
Either way, I have a lovely book for you today set in the beautiful mountains of Montana in 1880. The scenic setting and well-crafted story combine to make a mini-vacation for anyone who loves Christian historical fiction. Keep reading to discover more about the book, its author and my full review.
Psst…there’s a giveaway at the bottom of the page!
About the Book
Book: This Healing Journey
Author: Misty M Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: July 18, 2019
The mountain wilderness of her family’s home in the Canadian Rockies is all Hannah Grant has ever known. Now at the age of twenty-four, she’s on a journey to help her father to find the son he gave up for adoption three decades before. This is Hannah’s chance to discover the life she’s missed out on so far—and hopefully find a husband along the way. But she certainly doesn’t plan to fall for the first man she meets.
Years in the Calvary provided Nathaniel Peak with more than his share of violence and adventure. That life behind him, he wants nothing more than to settle down in the beautiful Montana mountains and raise his own stock—in peace. The last thing he expects is the savagely wounded child who shows up in his barn. Nor the woman he comes to rely on for the girl’s care.
Hannah can’t help but fall in love with the brave Indian child who so desperately needs her, but no matter what, she can’t let herself fall for the man whose past choices go against everything she believes in. As the situation grows worse, Hannah and Nathaniel are forced to make a heart-rending decision to save the girl’s life. Little do they imagine, the choice they make could spell disaster for them all.
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This Healing Journey pulled me immediately into the story. Being the seventh book in a series, there are a lot of characters to get to know, but I enjoyed every single one of them. The setting was picturesque. The romance was slow, sweet and realistic. And the journey Hannah and Nathaniel face together while trying to do what God has called them to do is suspenseful and heartwarming.
I enjoyed watching both Hannah and Nathaniel try to balance their dreams with the calling God placed on their hearts. It was encouraging to see them frequently turn to God in prayer to guide them along their journey–which was definitely not without risk to themselves!
I absolutely adored Hannah and wish she could teach me how to live in the mountains! She is tough when she needs to be, but has the broadest, softest heart. She is a true servant of Christ and is always finding ways to help others even at her own expense.
Nathaniel is a typical handsome hero, but he has a tender side that really makes him swoon worthy. The care and responsibility he applies to the child left in his care is endearing. And I love how his favorite things about Hannah have nothing to do with her looks and everything to do with her inner strength and her compassionate heart.
It was a pleasure to follow along on Hannah and Nathaniel’s journey and watch them grow together as they worked to save the wounded girl. I will add that I haven’t read the other books of the series, and I never felt like I was lost in the story. So, don’t hesitate to try this book as a stand alone. (Catch it on the presale here.) It’s a wonderfully told story!
I was given a copy of this book by Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Misty M. Beller writes 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.
More from Misty
Occasionally I hear readers debate about whether they prefer to read a series of books from an author, or only standalone novels. Personally, I love series—both reading and writing them. There’s something about seeing characters I know and love from past books that makes me warm and happy inside. Can you relate?
One of the first series I wrote, the Mountain Dreams Series, included five books that told the stories of several families intertwined through marriage and God’s connections. Those characters are still so dear to my heart! When book 5 ended, I had so many readers ask for more in the series, I began dreaming of a spin-off series with a very special connection to the hero in book 5. Enter: the Heart of the Mountains Series.
I’ve LOVED every story in this 7-book collection, taking each journey with the characters as I laughed and cried and uncovered their secrets. For the final 7th book, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m reuniting many of the characters from BOTH series! Simeon Grant (from Heart of the Mountains, book 1) goes on a journey to find the son he gave up for adoption as an infant (the hero in Mountain Dreams, book 5).
This Healing Journey has its own leading lady, Hannah Grant (the baby born at the end of This Treacherous Journey, all grown up and as tough as any lady raised in the Canadian mountain wilderness). And a new character, Nathaniel Peak, who stars as the hero (and who I fell in love with IMMEDIATELY!).
Even if you’ve never read any of my stories, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Especially if you love adventurous mountain stories as much as I do!
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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e50e/this-healing-journey-celebration-tour-giveaway
I hope you enjoy Misty’s story as much as I did. Happy reading and God bless!