About the Book
Book: This Daring Journey
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2019
As a half-Indian raised among her Peigan tribe, Moriah Clark knows better than to trust white people. The tragedy that resulted in her birth is proof enough. But when her trusted grandfather marries her to a white man, she has no choice to but to obey and hope this new life isn’t her downfall. Her white husband turns out to be a decent sort, but his unexpected death left her to birth a newborn baby among hostile mountain men. She wants nothing more than to retreat to the safe haven of her tribal upbringing. When a mysterious frontiersman arrives on her doorstep seeking her deceased husband, his offer to escort her and the babe to her people seems like the opportunity she’s been praying to find. But can she trust him?
Samuel Grant has been sent to retrieve Henry Clark for his sister’s wedding, but the sight that greets him at the little cabin in the woods is not what he expected. Not only has the man died, but Henry’s wife is fighting off an aggressive gang of men at gunpoint—while trying to conceal a newborn. He can’t leave the pair unattended, so helping her travel into the mountain country to reach her family seems like the only option. If he can win her trust, that is.
Such a grueling journey with a three-week-old baby will be risky, but the challenges that arise test them far more than either expected. When a devastating surprise increases the danger ten-fold, Moriah focuses all her efforts on keeping her newborn daughter alive. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t realize how much of her heart belongs to the mountain man—until it’s too late.
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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.
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
This was my first book that I read by Misty Beller and oh, what a lovely little gem was this! I was immediately captivated and held hostage to the very end! I read it without difficulty as a stand-alone, however I enjoyed Misty’s writing so much that I wish I had started at the beginning. Looking back at the descriptions of the other books in the series, the main characters shift to different people, so it wasn’t as difficult to jump-in later in the series. Having said that though, even though my TBR is incredibly high right now, I fully plan on going back to the beginning and hopefully reading through the rest.
This is a story that would appeal to historical fiction and survivalist fans alike. After Samuel finds Moriah and her newborn baby Cherry, they embark on a journey of twists and turns neither could have expected. The longer they travel, the closer they become. When one faces trouble the other is quick to help. Their mutual concern along with steadfast perseverance helps them battle the elements and illnesses that come their way.
At less than 300 pages I consider this a shorter read, but there was still a full story that didn’t feel rushed or incomplete. I found it both engaging and realistic. It has led me to add the rest of the books in the series to my TBR and I fully plan on reading more from this author in the future. Easily a book (series) I’d highly recommend!
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
More from Misty
How did I get started writing?
I’ve always loved to read, but several years ago I was putting together my bucket list, and realized that I really did want to write a novel. So, “Write a novel that’s published” made it near the top!
I decided, it’s now or never, and made the commitment to do it. So, I had a general idea that I wanted it to be a Christian historical western romance. But where to start? I finally decided I needed to find a good book to help me plan. I stumbled upon (a.k.a. God led me to) the best possible book to help me get started with a great plan: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. For all you writers out there, I can’t recommend it highly enough!
From there, I’ve soaked in every bit of writing instruction I can from some amazing groups and individuals. And I’ve spent countless hours sitting with my laptop pouring out words onto the screen. Writing is in my blood. It’s my passion. A true gift from my Heavenly Father, and I pray daily that he uses the words for His purpose.
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Thank you so much for sharing about the book here on your blog!
You’re very welcome! Hopefully soon I can go back to the beginning and read through the rest 🙂
I loved this book.
Thank you for your kind words!
I really liked this one as well. I will definitely read more from Misty Bellar. Great review Becca.