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Review of This Treacherous Journey by Misty M. Beller

Posted by [email protected] on February 2, 2018 at 2:20 PM

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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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!

My Review 

Simeon Grant lost his wife and his two children. He went into the Rocky Mountain wilderness and became a recluse. Unable to get past the heartache, he withdrew from God and lost any faith he used to have. He blamed himself for his circumstances.

I was very drawn to Simeon and loved following his journey to finding forgiveness and learning to love again. Emma's character was very well developed and I admired her strength as she faced the hardship of traveling in the wilderness during winter while pregnant.

The story was so compelling that I couldn't put it down. Throughout all the struggles, Emma encouraged Simeon and her brother. The story was exciting, fraught with danger, and I watched Emma grow and adapt to a place totally unknown to her. This was a fast-paced action-packed read, but also inspiring and uplifting.

The author wrapped up the ending nicely and I can't wait to read the next in the series.

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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c8e4

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Reply Misty M. Beller
8:14 PM on February 3, 2018 
Thanks so much for sharing my new book, Elaine! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! :-) It's so much fun to introduce my story to the world. :-)
Reply Rosie
2:48 PM on February 4, 2018 
There is something so mysterious about being way out in the mountains, under the forest carpet of trees, running, scared, and hoping. It sounds really interesting!
Reply Dianna
6:37 PM on February 4, 2018 
I like suspenseful stories, so the fact that this has a lot of action interests me!
Reply Melissa
7:15 PM on February 6, 2018 
Great bio and picture with you and the horse. I love horses (just not riding them, lol). Thanks 4 sharing.