Hi Readers, Happy Monday!
It’s the start of a brand new week and I’m thrilled to be one of the last stops on Celebrate Lit’s Celebration Tour for Misty Beller’s new book, Faith Mountain Home!
So if you’re ready, let’s go!
The Bookish Details
Book: Faith’s Mountain Home
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
From The Back Cover
Nate Long has always watched over his identical twin brother, Aaron, even when it put him on the wrong side of the law. When Aaron is wounded in a shootout, the brothers are taken to Settler’s Fort to recover. As Nate works to make reparations for their past, he marvels at the nursing Aaron receives under the care of a woman with all the reason in the world to resent him.
Laura Hannon knows what it is to start over, and she knows Nate’s newfound faith is real. What she can’t look past is how far he allowed himself to be led astray by his brother’s weaknesses.
As a fledgling trust grows between Nate and Laura, they stumble upon a mysterious cave in the mountains that may not be as uninhabited as it seems.
As they work together for a common cause, will the new lives they seek for themselves include love, or is there too much that stands between them?
What Did I Think?
Have you ever read a book or watched a movie where once you finished it, you had to take a few moments to think about what you just read or watched… because it was THAT good? Yeah, this was one of those books for me. I’ve loved all of Misty Beller’s books that I’ve read, but I think this one is her best one so far.
So the book is about Laura Hannon, a young lady who struggles with forgiving a man who participated in her kidnapping, while at the same time living with the guilt that she shot that same man and may have ruined his life. Then there’s Nate Long, who knows that God has forgiven and changed him: however, he struggles with forgiving himself and seeing that he is not the same man he was before. And finally, last but not least, there’s Aaron,(Nate’s brother) who is angry with God and the world.He’s s furious that Laura shot his leg and now he won’t ever walk again. Hr refuses to take responsibility for his past actions and he has a very bitter outlook on life.
Overall, this book is a beautiful story of love, forgiveness and redemption as you follow these three characters (and many more) on their journey to where God wants them. The book has everything – romance, adventure, humor and just a dash of suspense. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction or just wants to read a great heartwarming story. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
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
Who doesn’t love a good cave?
Well, maybe not everyone, but I have to confess, I love exploring!
While there aren’t many caves near my South Carolina home, I’ve always loved the idea of finding an opening hidden in the rocks. Then venturing in and finding a huge cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites and a host of other beauties I can’t pronounce!
And dark tunnels? As long as I have a light and a string to unravel as I go so I can get back out, I’m game!
Unfortunately, I’ve never found a large cave in real life that had never been explored, but in Faith’s Mountain Home, Nate and Laura found exactly that! Although…turns out, it had been discovered by someone already. I won’t give you (too many) spoilers, but let me just tell you there’s a precocious Native American girl involved, and a few other things not so delightful.
The good news is, you can enjoy the story without actually entering the pitch black cavern!
Last summer, I had the opportunity to tour a cave with many features like Nate and Laura discovered in their hidden cave. The Caverns of Sonora in Sonora, Texas was a fantastic experience! As you can imagine, it’s hard to get good pictures in solid darkness, but here are a few of the amazing formations still growing in those two miles of underground tunnels.
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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize package of the entire Hearts of Montana series, plus a “Faith Moves Mountain” sign!! (See Here: https://etsy.me/2JjZAVV)
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
Thanks so much for stopping by – Happy Reading!
>> Special thanks to Misty Beller, Celebrate Lit, Net Galley and Bethany House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book — all opinions are my own.