Once again, as with the other books that I have enjoyed by this author, I was captivated by characters full of depth and a dangerous journey that kept me enthralled as I turned each page. Hope in the Mountain River is book two in the Call of the Rockies series. Those who have read the first book in the series will be happy to join up once again with Beaver Tail and his wife Susannah, Caleb, French, and Joel. If you haven’t read book one, don’t worry, you should be able to jump right into this story and enjoy reading as the group meets up with two women, Elan and Meksem, who work to lead them to Joel’s lost brother.
It was wonderful to read as Joel and Elan began to build the beginnings of a connection to each other. Elan had lost so much in the recent past and was very afraid to open her heart up to anyone else. Their love story was just perfect, as was the journey they both needed to take in order to learn to trust in the one true God. I loved this story and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This epic journey is not at all what she expected.
Joel Vargas can’t believe he’s lost his older brother in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains after surviving their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic. And he can’t shake the feeling that Adam—his only living relative—is in dire trouble. No matter what the cost, he and his band of friends won’t stop until Adam is found. He’s not sure if two Indian women they meet on the way will be a help or hindrance.
After the devastating loss of her daughter and husband to a sickness that swept through their Nez Perce camp, Elan is desperate to find an escape from her grief. As she and her friend journey through the mountains toward the great river, a band of white men is the last thing she expects to find, especially as winter blows in full force.
When the dangers increase, accomplishing Joel’s mission becomes the only hope for all their survival. If the elements don’t consume them, Elan has a feeling life will never be the same for any of them.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and intense adventure.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Misty M. Beller writes Christian historical romance and is the author of the bestselling Mountain Dreams Series and the Texas Rancher Trilogy.
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.