10 August 2020

Love's Mountain Quest | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK


After losing her husband in the Rocky Mountain wilderness, young widow Joanna Watson is struggling to make a new home for her five-year-old son, Samuel, in the little mountain town of Settler’s Fort. When she returns home from work to find Samuel and the woman watching him missingand the sheriff deadshe enlists a man she prays has enough experience in this rugged country to help.

Isaac Bowen wants nothing more than a quiet, invisible life in these mountains, far away from the bad decisions of his past. But he has a strong suspicion of who’s behind the kidnapping and murder, and if he’s right, he knows all too well the evil they’re chasing.

As they press on against the elements, Joanna fights to hold on to hope, while Isaac knows a reckoning is coming. They find encouragement in the tentative trust that grows between them, but whether it can withstand the danger and coming confrontation is far from certain in this wild, unpredictable land.

Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: June 30, 2020


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MY REVIEW

After meeting Joanna Watson and Isaac Bowen in Hope’s Highest Mountain, I so enjoyed experiencing their story in Love’s Mountain Quest.

When widowed Joanna returns home to find her son kidnapped, she must turn to Isaac for the help she needs to rescue him. Together, they journey through the mountains in desperate pursuit, and to overcome the perilous obstacles before them, they must rely on each other and their faith.

Love’s Mountain Quest is not only a fast-paced read, but also one that transports readers to the rugged, yet picturesque mountains of Montana. It is an adventure, for sure, from beginning to end, and just what I needed right now. I am excited to see where Misty M. Beller’s Hearts of Montana series goes next.

★.5

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After working for 13 years in the corporate world, Misty M. Beller is now the author of fourteen independently published Christian historical romance novels. Raised on a farm in South Carolina, she combines her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life by writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters. She lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina, is an active member of ACFW, and teaches regularly at conferences and writing groups on effective book marketing.


GUEST POST FROM THE AUTHOR
The Story Behind the Story: Love’s Mountain Quest

Love’s Mountain Quest was one of the hardest books I’ve ever written, even though I LOVE Isaac and Joanna and their story. What made this book so hard was the fact that I wrote most of the story during my third trimester of pregnancy with our son!

Our little Matthew is our fourth baby (and first boy), so I was VERY heavy with child during the last three months I carried him, and that was the time that I’d scheduled to write Love’s Mountain Quest. Needless to say, the words were not flowing very well. My creativity was as exhausted as the rest of me! I could see Isaac and Joanna’s story in my mind, but showing it for readers using real words was the hard part.

Thankfully, I have an amazing editor at Bethany House (waving at Jen Veilleux!) who helped me massage the first draft, pushing both me and the story to be the very best we could be. Unfortunately for her, the edits for this book were the first bit of writing I did after taking a short maternity leave after the birth, so my brain was still a bit mushy from all the post-partum hormones and lack of sleep a newborn always brings. Jen’s patience through the process was remarkable, yet I so appreciate her determination not to stop until we had the very best book possible.

Our little Matthew just turned one, and Love’s Mountain Quest is finally making its way out into the world. Because of Jen, I’m so excited to share it with you! I can’t wait for you to meet the characters and story I love so much.


GIVEAWAY


To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize package of Love’s Mountain Quest, Hope’s Highest Mountain, and a bath bomb. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.

TOUR SCHEDULE

3 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed the book and hope your readers do, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I'm really enjoying following along the blog tour for "Love's Mountain Quest"! Both books are on my massive want-to-read list :-)

    Thank you for sharing your review and participating in the tour Hallie!

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