About the Book
Title: This Treacherous Journey
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Widowed and with child, Emma Malcom is fleeing from the reward offered for her arrest. She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defense before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety?
Simeon Grant makes bad choices. His deceased wife and twin babies are lost to him now because of his reckless decisions, and the penance he pays by living alone in this mountain wilderness is only a small piece of what he thinks he deserves. When a city woman, heavy with child, appears on his doorstep with her injured brother, her presence resurrects the memories he’s worked so hard to forget. And when she asks for his help to travel deeper into the mountain country, he can’t help wonder why God would force him to relive the same mistakes he’s already suffered through. Or maybe taking these two to safety could be the way to redeem himself.
But when their travels prove more treacherous than he imagined, Simeon finds himself pressing the limits of his ability to keep Emma and her brother safe. Can he overcome the past that haunts him to be the man she needs? Will Emma break through the walls around Simeon’s heart before it’s too late, or will the dangers of these mountains be the end of them all?
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Eyes. They can tell a lot about a person if you look deep enough. The eyes were what grabbed me on this cover. The cover itself is beautiful. A strong woman show towering over what are most likely rough and dangerous mountains. But her eyes! I just knew there was more to this leading lady, and I couldn’t wait to start the story and find out. It just so turns out, I was right. Emma is strong in so many ways, but there is more to her that you learn throughout the story. She has a soft side, a vulnerable side. At times she is fearful of what is going on (not a lot – you really have to read between the lines to notice), and it just opens up this new tender side of her that I really enjoyed. I love well rounded characters like Emma!
The title pretty much sums it up. Emma, her brother and Simeon are on a treacherous journey. But in it they learn to lean on each other, they understand that it’s okay to ask for help, and find out that you can’t always be the strong one. Misty Beller did a good job of growing the characters, and I hope we can see a story about Joseph in the future. I’d like to see what happens to him next. Characters aside, Misty Beller has managed to write the surroundings in a way where I can picture myself hiking that treacherous mountain. I can see myself fighting off wild animals, confronting the Indians, making a fire, and just trying to survive. She did a wonderful job of pulling me straight into the storyline and setting right from the beginning. And with Simeon as a strong and caring hero, you can’t go wrong!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and 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 daughters 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.
Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family–both immediate and extended–is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream. Learn more at www.MistyMBeller.com.
Guest post from Misty M. Beller
The Treasure of Family
I’m an old-fashioned girl. Always have been. And growing up on the family farm, with grandparents in the old farmhouse next door and cousins living all around us, I can’t imagine my life without family. Now that I’m married with three daughters of my own, I treasure my family even more—both immediate and extended!
In my books, I tend to weave the importance of family into each story somewhere, and This Treacherous Journey is no exception! I first wrote the prologue as a standalone short story, the account of the birth of the hero from another of my books (Reuben Scott from The Lady and the Mountain Call).
It was the story of a father, grieving the loss of his wife and feeling as if he has no choice but to give his newborn twins to another family to raise. I wrote this part of the story a week after my third daughter was born, and I cried buckets through the writing! The story has an even stronger emotional connection for me, because my younger brother and sister were both adopted into our family. I can’t imagine their birth parents having the courage to give them up for adoption unless they knew without a doubt it was the best choice for those sweet babies.
So, as you read This Treacherous Journey, it’s my prayer that you’ll take a moment to cherish your own family. Remember all the special moments. Spend extra time with those you love. Relish the treasures God placed in your life!
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