About the Book
Book: Peace in the Mountain Haven
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
Release date: March 15, 2022
This epic journey is her best chance to find the family she and her daughter long for.
Watkuese is desperate to return across the Rocky Mountains before winter sets in. Time is running out for her to get her adopted daughter back to the familiar surroundings of the Shoshone village before the grief of her parents’ death causes irreparable damage.
Hugh Charpentier has spent his life watching over his siblings, which meant also ensuring his brother’s widow and babe are settled well into their new life. Now he’s asked to help shepherd a woman and child he barely knows across the mountains. As hard as it is to keep up with a six-year-old in the treacherous Rockies, it’s not nearly as dangerous as risking his heart to a woman and child who may not ever be his.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.
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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.
Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.
Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.
More from Misty
What do you love most about this genre?
I tend to be a bit of a sentimentalist, so Historical Romance is perfect for me! My favorite period is between 1800 – 1880, when the west was still an extreme frontier. I love the simpler life, where there’s no rat race. Just hard work, plenty of alone time (can you tell I’m an introvert?), and a strong family unit.
Are readers always promised a “happily ever after” in your novels? Why or why not?
Absolutely! I read as an escape, so that happily ever after is important to me. I know my characters will face challenges after the story ends, but I want to finish the book knowing they’ve grown through the story and will be able to meet future struggles with God’s strength and the support of each other—as well as family and friends!
How can readers connect with you?
I love to connect with readers! One of my favorite ways is through my newsletter, and readers can get a free copy of my book, A Pony Express Romance, when they sign up for the newsletter. Here’s the link for that: https://mistymbeller.com/freebook
This author is one of the best at taking a reader into the story where you feel a part of it. I was transported back in time to 1831 where people were trying to survive the dangers of the terrain, weather and possible enemies. I can’t describe how powerful the story was but without a doubt it captivated my inner desire to survive anything that came my way. The characters are very strong, determined but also have a vulnerable side to each of them. For some reason I kept hearing this song in my head “I will survive,” as the journey became one of instinct, trust and faith.
Watkuese has a big responsibility taking over the care of a six year old named Pop-Pank. The little girl misses her parents and Watkuese is trying to get her back to her own tribe before winter comes. How do you help a little girl who is grieving? It is a hard road ahead for everyone as danger and challenges await them.
Hugh oh how I am glad we get to know you better. You are such a hero in your own way by accepting the responsibility of escorting a young woman and child back to their tribe. I liked the almost stoic attitude he had at times. I think he was perhaps guarding his heart from getting hurt by a certain someone. Poor Hugh just can’t seem to say the right words around Watkuese and the distance between them grow.
Louis is the kindest and most understanding character in the story. He loves his brother Hugh, but knows he carries a heavy burden. I liked how he assured Hugh that he was nothing their Pa and encouraged him to open up to others more so they could see that he was an honest and caring person.
The story gets really good the closer they get to the village. A surprise appearance by White Owl stirred up a few emotions for Watkuese as well as Hugh. White Owl’s presence is innocent enough when he comes to bring his niece home but I think he has his heart set on making Watkuese his wife. The author brings emotions to the surface as Watkuese must face her feelings for Hugh. In the midst of this, danger surrounds them when a group of men attack the group. Oh my was this a well written scene as chaos breaks out. This scene is particularly important because it reinforces the feelings that two people have for each other and the heroic efforts taken to save our main characters from harm.
The ending is so good and I love how Hugh finally comes to accept how he is worthy and that he did make a difference in his brother’s life. I really liked White Owl and admired how he fought with strength to protect those who he was with. There is something about White Owl that intrigued me and I’m happy to know that the next book in this series features him.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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