Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for Light in the Mountain Sky by Misty Beller!! Misty is sharing some really cool stuff today, so make sure you check out her guest post. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book: Light in the Mountain Sky
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2020
This epic journey may seal her fate forever.
Determined to prove her worth, Meksem fiercely fought to earn her place among the warriors in her Nez Perce camp. When her half-sister is captured by an enemy tribe, she refuses to trust the rescue to anyone else. But her new friends insist on joining her mission, and she battles between relief and frustration at their presence. Especially the white man who peers at her as if he can see through the face of the warrior she struggles so hard to maintain.
Spaniard Adam Vargas thrives on adventure wherever his travels take him. He’s fallen in love with this Rocky Mountain wilderness, as well as the spotted horses the Nez Perce tribe raise. His fascination with this Indian maiden-turned-warrior catches him off guard though, including the way she seems to be fighting for more than her sister’s safe return.
The journey proves more perilous than any of the group expects, and the secret Meksem hides becomes impossible to conceal. If they live through this mission, the life they knew will never be the same again.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and intense adventure.
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I have yet to meet a book by Beller that I do not like, and this one is no exception. This series, in fact, is at the top of my list. Beller is known for her amazing settings. She writes so descriptively that you feel like you are there. There through the danger, the adventure, and the fun. That’s why I like reading them so much. She draws you not just into the story line, but into the entire story!
I love having strong heroines in my stories, and Meksem is just that. But the thing that really becomes her weakness, is thinking she has to do it on her own. We as readers could learn a lot from Meksem’s story. We cannot do everything on our own, and there are times where we need to put our stubborn pride aside and let others help us. I loved reading about this journey for Meksem, as it opened my own eyes to some things (yes I struggle with allowing others to help lol).
This book is full of action, adventure, twists, turns and everything in between. Be sure to claim your copy today!! 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 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.
GUEST POST BY MISTY
Early Nez Perce Business Women
As I’ve been researching for my current Call of the Rockies series, I’ve had the pleasure of diving deep into the culture of the Nez Perce tribe. I found it interesting that one of the primary food sources of The People (as they called themselves) was camas roots.
But what really drew my notice was how the women would cultivate entire fields of camas root, store what they needed for their family through the winter, then use the extras for bartering. Some savvy women would become quite wealthy from their business dealings!
The bulbs of the camas plant are full of calories and nutrients, and each fall, Nez Perce families would travel to their particular camas meadow (a section of land whose camas rights had probably been passed down from generation to generation within their family). Many of these meadows were located near present-day Weippe, Moscow or Grangeville, where the onion-shaped bulbs grew thickly.
Women used pointed wooden tools to harvest the bulbs, and could often gather over 50 pounds a day, satisfying their full winter’s supply within just a few days.
Native American peoples who ate camas include the Nez Perce (Nimíipuu), Cree, Coast Salish, Kalapuya, and Blackfoot, and Yakama, among many others. Not all of these people groups harvested camas themselves. Instead, many relied on trade in order to procure it. Trade networks were established all the way from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean, and a shrewd businesswoman who tended her camas meadows well could provide everything her family needed and more!
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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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