Historical Fiction, Review

This Daring 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 Daring Journey book 6!

about the book

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.

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my thoughts

If you’re looking for a great binge read, I highly recommend Heart of the Mountains books 5 & 6, This Homeward Journey and This Daring Journey, because who can resist twin heroes?! Not me! Revisiting beloved characters is one of my favorite aspects of series and especially lengthy series like this one.

Moriah is the perfect combination of fiery and vulnerable and she’s a great match for the quiet, patient, and protective Samuel. Moriah takes motherhood to a truly fierce level. She is seriously one boss mama! Samuel is chivalry personified and his physical endurance is truly impressive! Moriah’s inspiring bravery and fledgling faith blossom and grow in the safety of Samuel’s steadfastness and encouragement.

The wonderful characters in this series are the kind of folks I wish weren’t fictional because I’d love the opportunity to meet them! The dangerous realities of the time period and unforgiving mountain terrain keep my feet planted firmly in my modern-day flat lands but I love indulging in these mountain stories over and over again.

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 enjoy revisiting beloved secondary characters or long series, reader friends?
Are you adding This Daring Journey to your tbr?

3 thoughts on “This Daring Journey by Misty M. Beller”

  1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed it, Beth! I think Samuel and Moriah are some of my all-time favorite characters. ? Thanks for sharing!!


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