Monday, September 23, 2019

This Healing Journey by Misty M Beller - Review of the seventh book in the Heart of the Mountains series




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She's never left her home in the mountain wilderness of the Canadian Rockies--until now. Little did she realize this journey would change her life in every way.

The mountain wilderness of her family's  home in the Canadian Rockies is all Hannah Grant has ever known. Now at the age of twenty-four, she's on a journey to help her father to find the son he gave up for adoption three decades before. This is Hannah's chance to discover the life she's missed out on so far--and hopefully find a husband along the way. But she certainly doesn't plan to fall for the first man she meets.

Years in the cavalry provided Nathaniel Peak with more than his share of violence and adventure. That life behind him, he wants nothing more than to settle down in the beautiful Montana mountains and raise his own stock--in peace. The last thing he expects is the savagely wounded child who shows up in his barn. Nor the woman he comes to rely on for the girl's care.

Hannah can't help but fall in love with the brave Indian child who so desperately needs her, but no matter what, she can't let herself fall for the man whose past choices go against everything she believes in. As the situation grows worse, Hannah and Nathaniel are forced to make a heart-rending decision to save the girl's life. Little do they imagine, the choice they make could spell disaster for them all.


MY  REVIEW
It is with great sadness I am writing this review as I hate to see this series end. It has been so enjoyable I can't think about not reading on. This is a series that needs to be read in order and this last book brings characters back from some of the earlier ones. I see Misty has one series that I have not read yet, three books, and is starting a new series which the first book should be out in October. I really encourage you to take a chance on Misty's books, you will want to read them all too!

This Daring Journey by Misty M Beller - Review of the sixth book in the Heart of the Mountains series




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The only hope to keep her newborn baby alive is to reach the safety of her Indian people... This mountain man is the last person she should trust to get her there.

As a half-Indian raised among her Peigan tribe, Moriah Clark knows better than to trust white people. The tragedy that resulted in her birth is proof enough. But when her trusted grandfather marries her to a white man, she has no choice but to obey and hope this new life isn't her downfall. Her white husband turns out to be a decent sort, but his unexpected death left her to birth a newborn baby among hostile mountain men. She wants nothing more than to retreat to the safe haven of her tribal upbringing. When a mysterious frontiersman arrives on her doorstep seeking her deceased husband, his offer to escort her and the babe to her people seems like the opportunity she's been praying to find. But can she trust him?

Samuel Grant has been sent to retrieve Henry Clark for his sister's wedding, but the sight that greets him at the little cabin in the woods is not what he expected. Not only has the man died, but Henry's wife is fighting off an aggressive gang of men at gunpoint--while trying to conceal a newborn. He can't leave the pair unattended, so helping her travel into the mountain country to reach her family seems like the only option. If he can win her trust, that is.

Such a grueling journey with a three-week-old baby will be risky, but the challenges that arise test them far more than either expected. When a devastating surprise increases the danger ten-fold, Moriah focuses all her efforts on keeping her newborn daughter alive. Maybe that's why she doesn't realize how much of her heart belongs to the mountain man--until it's too late.


MY  REVIEW
Yet another great story in the continuing series, a series you 'must' read in order and I promise will fall in love with.

This Homeward Journey by Misty M Beller - Review of the fifth book in the Heart of the Mountains series



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She's desperate for a new life in the Canadian mountains.... He's the last person she should trust to get her there.

After he husband's death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her 12-year-old son. If she can reach her brother in the wilderness of the Canadian territories,, they'll have help to start over in peace. She knows better than to put her life in the hands of another man, but she never expected the Montana mountains to be so treacherous. When two brothers invite her to join their small group traveling to the same area, she refuses. After she and her son narrowly escape a bear attack, she's forced to admit they need the safety of numbers in this untamed land. If the men prove dangerous, she can always leave with her son and strike out alone again.

Seth Grant has made some bad choices in his life, but God healed him from the addiction that mired him in his sins. Now, he's determined to live the life God called him to, starting with a journey northward to see the Canadian mountain both his brother and sister have fallen in love with. When he discovers the woman and boy who plan to travel the same mountain trail, he can't fathom why she refuses to join in the safety of their larger group. Though her decision seems unwise, he has no other choice but to pray God provides her protection.

Despite Rachel's best efforts, she can't seem to fight her attraction to the Seth - until a secret from his past proves he's not at all the man she thought. When a new peril threatens her son's life, she must choose between trusting in what she can control, or the man who her heart says is trustworthy, no matter his previous sins. The path she chooses just may determine whether she can step into the new life God has in store for them all.


MY  REVIEW
This series has been so interesting and the strength of Rachel does not fail to amaze, thank  you Misty for writing such wonderful books!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Amish Outsider by Marta Perry - Review of the first book in the River Haven series



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The Amish of River Haven offer sanctuary and solace...even to those with a dangerous past.

In the wake of his estranged wife's murder, widower Michael Forster returns to the Amish community he'd left as a teen. He wants a fresh start for himself and his daughter, Allie, away from those who still believe he's guilty. In River Haven, a quieter life seems possible. If only Allie's Amish schoolteacher, Catherine Brandt, was easier to ignore.

A problem solver by nature, Cathy can tell Allie's withdrawn demeanor isn't due to shyness. But getting through to Allie also means breaching her father's hardened defenses. What starts as persistence soon grows into an attraction neither Cathy nor Michael saw coming. When the past suddenly threatens both his daughter and the woman he loves, Michael must risk everything to save them.



MY  REVIEW
I haven't read one of Marta's books in a while and now I'm reminded of how much I enjoy her writing. This is a must read if you like Amish, mystery, loyalty or faith. Oh yeah it's all there, Michael might not realize it but it is!

The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer - Review of a novella (listed as 2.5 in the series) in the Ladies of Harper's Station series



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Claire Nevin identifies herself in many ways: Irish immigrant, apprentice healer, and most importantly, sister. When her troubled sibling sends her an unexpected package by rail, the gift and the man who delivers it threaten to redefine Claire's life once again. Fighting to hold on to all she's built, will she lose what matters most?


MY  REVIEW
Karen did a great job of telling Claire's story, have you ever jumped to a conclusion about a person who made one mistake that devastates you, did you end up making a mistake by not listening and forgiving. How would this unexpected package affect you, read the story and see if you would choose what Claire did. I think this is only available for the Kindle but worth the money and time to read.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer - Review of the second book in the Ladies of Harper's Station series




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When Danger Arrives, It's More Than Just Her Heart on the Line

Grace Miller is tired of hiding. She hungers for a normal life, perhaps even a suitor like two of her friends in Harper's Station have found. But when the man she believes responsible for her father's death discovers her whereabouts, survival takes priority.

Amos Bledsoe prefers bicycles to horses and private conversations over the telegraph wire to social gatherings with young ladies who see him as nothing more than an oddity. His fellow telegrapher, the mysterious Miss G, has been the ideal companion. For months, their friendship---dare he believe, courtship?---over the wire has fed his hope that he has finally found the woman God intends for him. However, when he intercepts an ominous message and discovers her life is in peril, Amos must shed the cocoon of his quiet nature to become the hero Grace requires


MY  REVIEW
How do you know if a man is who he says he is if you've never seen him, by listening to him tap on his vest button in Morse code of course. Well, that works for one of the strangers in town anyway. Yep, you will have to grab a copy of this book to see what this is all about. Another great book from Karen!!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Worth the Wait by Karen Witemeyer - Review of a novella (listed as 1.5) in the Ladies of Harper's Station series




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Benjamin Porter is one of only two men allowed inside the women's colony of Harper's Station, Texas. A freighter by trade, he works closely with local shopkeeper, Victoria Adams, to transport the colony's goods to market. But it is more than profit that keeps him coming back. He's fallen hard for the shopkeeper and her son. Tori is brave, beautiful, and a savvy entrepreneur--the ideal partner not only for his business but for his life. Too bad she's under the impression that a man, any man, is the last thing she needs.

Despite Ben's consistent kindness, Tori continues to hold him at a distance. His towering height and muscular frame, while attractive, are also dangerous. And she's faced dangerous men in the past and vowed never again.

After Ben convinces Tori to partner with him in a new venture, delivering goods to area farms and ranches, he finally has a chance to woo her in earnest. But when an accident derails his plans, what once was a chance at love may be lost forever.


MY  REVIEW
Karen is on of my favorite authors and she did not fail me here. I have seen these 'half' series books, I don't know what they are officially labeled, but this series has two, they are novellas in between the novels which makes for a quick read. I think this is a series that needs to be read in order, I think you will be glad you did.