Historical Fiction, Review

This Homeward Journey by Misty M. Beller

Mountains and the people who live among them have always fascinated me! It is time for another installment of the Heart of the Mountains series, This Homeward Journey book 5!

about the book

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

After her husband’s death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her twelve-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 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.

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my thoughts

This timeless adventure captivates readers with the hardship, treachery, and undeniable splendor of the mountain wilderness.

Rachel Gray is one fierce mama bear. Her wisdom, caution, and determination make her a force to be reckoned with. I admire Rachel for the strength and skills she gained through hardship and necessity. Seth Grant is a truly redeemed former bad boy. He proves his gentle patience, generosity, and authenticity in a solid, steady, purposeful quest for Rachel’s trust. Seth’s renewed faith, protective nature, and irresistible charm make him a relatable and endearing hero.

Beller brings the mountains and her genuine characters to life. Each new installment of the Heart of the Mountains series has its own personality and challenges yet each is equally entertaining and heartfelt. I highly recommend this story and anything written by this author!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


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.

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. Visit her website!


Heart of the Mountains series

This Treacherous Journey by Misty M. Beller This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller  


Do you love mountains, reader friends?
Can you imagine trekking through them on horseback for months?!
Have you read This Homeward Journey or added it to your tbr?

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