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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I have to say that the description of this book does not do it justice.
Hope in the Mountain River is book 2 in Misty M. Beller’s Call of the Rockies series. This book can be read as a standalone, although I recommend reading them in order as the first book sets the scene for this one. However, there are no loose threads and you can just read this one by itself if you choose too.
“This epic journey is not at all what she expected” is such an understatement 😊 Hope in the Mountain River took me on a great adventure, one that I didn’t want to come back from! I loved the characters, both Joel and Elan were very well developed and showed some great emotion. Joel is in relentless pursuit of his lost brother, he is a protector, and he overcomes some great personal and spiritual struggles. Elan is one strong woman. She struggles through so much and yet finds immeasurable happiness on the other side. I truly think that she is a great role model. Elan was also a fascinating character because of her Native American background, I thought Misty M. Beller worked that into the storyline wonderfully.
“For now, she settled back in her saddle, relishing the breeze on her face as they traveled alongside the river. No matter what lay before them, as long as Joel rode beside her and God guided their way, she would no longer have to walk the trail alone”
I also really enjoyed the way Misty M. Beller always manages to work in the saving grace of Jesus Christ into her books. She truly puts Jesus and at the center, and you can see it interwoven throughout the adventures, as well as the thoughts and the actions of the characters.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for the descriptive scenery, the great characters, and the compelling storyline. Also, because I cannot wait to read the next book in the series 😊.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
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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