I am delighted to share my review of an adventurous romance set in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Montana, the first installment in the Hearts of Montana series, Hope’s Highest Mountain by Misty M. Beller!
about the book
Hope’s Highest Mountain by Misty M. Beller
Ingrid Chastain readily agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory. She never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, she’s hesitant to put her trust in this quiet man who seems to have his own wounds.
Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor after unintentionally bringing home the smallpox disease that killed his wife and daughter. But his self-imposed solitude in the wilds of Montana is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he’s forced to face his regret and call on his doctoring skills once again.
Micah can’t help but admire Ingrid’s tenacious determination despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on trekking through the mountains to deliver the medicine–with or without his help–he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.
Much like its untamed mountain setting, this story’s plot possesses a grand majesty, an intersection of beauty, purpose, tragedy, and hope which is both inspiring and captivating. The strength of faith and peace of hope are woven into every fiber of Hope’s Highest Mountain.
In a journey from comfortable familiarity to the verge of complete disaster, Ingrid and Micah repeatedly face seemingly insurmountable odds from all sides including their own individual battles that threaten to overwhelm them from within. The tangible ache of grief tugs at heartstrings and the soothing balm of hope is a warm glow that leaps from the pages of the story and settles into the spirit.
I highly recommend this incredible reading experience to all fans of the wilderness and our journey to and through it. Beller’s masterful storytelling reaches readers at a special level below the surface where intellect, emotion, and spirit collide in a grace-filled dance for the ages.
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 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 children 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!
Hearts of Montana series
coming soon… book 2, Love’s Mountain Quest releases June 2020
Call of the Rockies series
coming soon… book 1, Freedom in the Mountain Wind releases January 2020
Heart of the Mountains series
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