A Sweetwater River Romance Review

About the Book

A Christian Historical Romance novel. Taking flight from their quiet Pennsylvania town seems like the only way for Tori Boyd to protect her dearest cousin’s virtue. And the success of their escape may now depend on the man she’s been writing letters to for over a year now in the vast wilds of the Wyoming Territory. Ezra Reid has finally stepped out from under the shadow of his older brother and sister, now having full responsibility to man the Rocky Ridge Stage Stop through the winter. The success or failure of the stage and telegraph contracts falls squarely on his shoulders, and he’s entirely focused on the work – at least until his mysterious correspondence partner shows up on his doorstep. As Ezra takes on the search for a proper situation for Tori and her cousin, there seem to be no good options for the ladies. Especially since Tori won’t even discuss the one option that might succeed – marriage. When the danger chasing the women takes on a form none of them anticipated, how far will Ezra have to go to keep the Tori and her cousin safe? It’ll take a lot more than luck to ensure his heart is the sole casualty.


My Perspective

I really liked the beginning of this book. In fact, I almost wanted more of the letters between Ezra and Tori. I thought it would have been a great way to learn even more about them and their budding “friendship”. But even so, I loved Tori’s braveness in going to the town Ezra lives in as a refuge. She left everything she knew, and didn’t seem scared in the least. But what really got me, hook, line and sinker, was when Ezra and Tori first came face to face. They had never seen each other in person, and yet there was this tension about them as if they knew exactly who each other was. **Sigh** that’s the kind of stuff we see in romance movies.

Ezra was the kind of hero every girl wants to read about. Strong, steady, caring, and willing to fight for his lady. It may not have been evident in every single scene, but his characteristics really shined throughout most of the book. Perhaps the most interesting part of the book to me was the inclusion of the telegraph. Tori was just enchanted by it, and I wonder during that time period how many women they would have used for it. Not knowing much about the telegraph and how it works, I thought it was a fun addition to the story and I enjoyed learning about it.

Overall this was a great story. Although it is part of a series, I felt it could be easily read as a stand alone for those who have not yet read the first couple of books. I look forward to reading more by Misty Beller in the future!


About the Author

Misty M. Beller

Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love. For a limited time, you can get her bestselling novel, The Lady and the Mountain Man, FREE here: http://bit.ly/2gvrW1a

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.



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