About the Book
Book: Love’s Mountain Quest
Author: Misty M Beller
Genre: Historical romance
Release Date: June 30, 2020
After losing her husband in the Rocky Mountain wilderness, young widow Joanna Watson is struggling to make a new home for her five-year-old son, Samuel, in the little mountain town of Settler’s Fort. When she returns home from work to find Samuel and the woman watching him missing–and the sheriff dead–she enlists a man she prays has enough experience in this rugged country to help.
Isaac Bowen wants nothing more than a quiet, invisible life in these mountains, far away from the bad decisions of his past. But he has a strong suspicion of who’s behind the kidnapping and murder, and if he’s right, he knows all too well the evil they’re
As they press on against the elements, Joanna fights to hold on to hope, while Isaac knows a reckoning is coming. They find encouragement in the tentative trust that grows between them, but whether it can withstand the danger and coming confrontation is far from certain in this wild, unpredictable land.
A connected companion to Hope's Highest Mountain, readers return to the rugged beauty of the Montana mountains.
Joanna Watson sets off on a quest to retrieve her son from a band of ruffians, with the help of loner Isaac Bowen, a man with secrets of his own. Joanna is determined to pull her own weight, as well as protect those in her care. She is very logical and level-headed despite everything that has happened to her, putting her trust in God. Meanwhile, Isaac is used to being in control and being someone that others can depend on, he is used to being alone, and isn't accustomed to depending on someone else. Both Isaac and Joanna are strong faith driven people, they get to know each other better over the course of the story, as they work together, forming a friendship under the Montana sky.
Laura is taken along with Samuel, enduring the cruel treatment of hardened men, as she fights for her life and that of the small boy in her charge. I admired her strength and endurance.
A story of hardship and triumph in the face of adversity, friendship, faith, and determination. There were times when it was hard to read, because more and more bad things kept happening, and I just wanted to say, " Haven't they suffered enough?" But by the end, I appreciated everything that they had gone through, and I felt for them. I think that the author does a great job of showing their strong faith against the challenges of the mountains and man. Fans of the first book will love seeing returning faces in this story, as well as getting to know new characters and their stories.
I received a complimentary ecopy of this book. Opinions are my own.
About the Author
After working for 13 years in the corporate world, Misty M. Beller (mistymbeller.com) is now the author of fourteen independently published Christian historical romance novels. Raised on a farm in South Carolina, she combines her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life by writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters. She lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina, is an active member of ACFW, and teaches regularly at conferences and writing groups on effective book marketing.
More from MistyThe Story Behind the Story: Love’s Mountain Quest
Love’s Mountain Quest was one of the hardest books I’ve ever written, even though I LOVE Isaac and Joanna and their story. What made this book so hard was the fact that I wrote most of the story during my third trimester of pregnancy with our son!
Our little Matthew is our fourth baby (and first boy), so I was VERY heavy with child during the last three months I carried him, and that was the time that I’d scheduled to write Love’s Mountain Quest. Needless to say, the words were not flowing very well. My creativity was as exhausted as the rest of me! I could see Isaac and Joanna’s story in my mind, but showing it for readers using real words was the hard part.
Thankfully, I have an amazing editor at Bethany House (waving at Jen Veilleux!) who helped me massage the first draft, pushing both me and the story to be the very best we could be. Unfortunately for her, the edits for this book were the first bit of writing I did after taking a short maternity leave after the birth, so my brain was still a bit mushy from all the post-partum hormones and lack of sleep a newborn always brings. Jen’s patience through the process was remarkable, yet I so appreciate her determination not to stop until we had the very best book possible.
Our little Matthew just turned one, and Love’s Mountain Quest is finally making its way out into the world. Because of Jen, I’m so excited to share it with you! I can’t wait for you to meet the characters and story I love so much.
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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize package of Love’s Mountain Quest, Hope’s Highest Mountain, and a bath bomb!!
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