About the Book
Book: Faith’s Mountain Home
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
Nate Long has always watched over his identical twin brother, Aaron, even when it put him on the wrong side of the law. When Aaron is wounded in a shootout, the brothers are taken to Settler’s Fort to recover. As Nate works to make reparations for their past, he marvels at the nursing Aaron receives under the care of a woman with all the reason in the world to resent him.
Laura Hannon knows what it is to start over, and she knows Nate’s newfound faith is real. What she can’t look past is how far he allowed himself to be led astray by his brother’s weaknesses.
As a fledgling trust grows between Nate and Laura, they stumble upon a mysterious cave in the mountains that may not be as uninhabited as it seems.
As they work together for a common cause, will the new lives they seek for themselves include love, or is there too much that stands between them?
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I love the way the author not only takes readers on a vivid journey through caves and mountains but transports readers back in time. I could feel Laura’s feet slip as she hugged the mountainside. She has had a hard time forgiving herself for shooting Aaron. Now she carries the guilt of him never being able to walk again. I liked the back story about her brother and the tragic end he chose. In this time period there wasn’t much a doctor could do to insure that Aaron would ever be able to walk again.
Nate is a caring and faithful man who tries so hard to help his brother Aaron. It isn’t easy to see his brother in so much pain and losing his faith. I think it was a little hard for him also because Laura has become special to him. They must both fight to help Aaron overcome his lack of wanting to go on.
I really enjoyed the adventure the author takes us on as we enter caves thought to be uninhabited. It was a shock to find people there, but there is also a mystery about the caves. Why is someone hiding supplies in the cave? This propels Laura and Nate to work closely with each to solve the mystery hiding in the cave. There is danger that comes their way, but in the midst of everything there is God.
I absolutely loved the scene between Aaron and Laura. It is no surprise that Aaron is bitter towards God and Laura. He is struggling to want to keep going but is discouraged. Laura and Nate don’t give up and continue to push Aaron to fight for strength. A beautiful moment in the story that made me cry is when Aaron humbled himself and lets down the barrier that has held him back from believing in God. This is the best of the story and I have to say Aaron was my favorite character. To witness the anger, bitterness and hopelessness fall away is what makes this story so inspiring.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of 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 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.
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Well, maybe not everyone, but I have to confess, I love exploring!
While there aren’t many caves near my South Carolina home, I’ve always loved the idea of finding an opening hidden in the rocks. Then venturing in and finding a huge cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites and a host of other beauties I can’t pronounce!
And dark tunnels? As long as I have a light and a string to unravel as I go so I can get back out, I’m game!
Unfortunately, I’ve never found a large cave in real life that had never been explored, but in Faith’s Mountain Home, Nate and Laura found exactly that! Although…turns out, it had been discovered by someone already. I won’t give you (too many) spoilers, but let me just tell you there’s a precocious Native American girl involved, and a few other things not so delightful.
The good news is, you can enjoy the story without actually entering the pitch black cavern!
Last summer, I had the opportunity to tour a cave with many features like Nate and Laura discovered in their hidden cave. The Caverns of Sonora in Sonora, Texas was a fantastic experience! As you can imagine, it’s hard to get good pictures in solid darkness, but here are a few of the amazing formations still growing in those two miles of underground tunnels.
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