Can he keep her and her baby safe... This Daring Journey by Misty M. Beller (Review & #Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! Read my review and enter the tour giveaway below...

This Daring Journey
(Heart of the Mountains #6)
By Misty Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 232 Pages
March 26th 2019 by Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.


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 to 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 Review

THIS DARING JOURNEY is the story of a woman who has learned to survive on her own as she cares and protects her baby and the man who comes and helps her journey to find her family. A story full of sweet moments between the characters, the dangers they face, the friendships they forge, and their faith in God woven through. A heartwarming and inspiring historical romance.

I love this series with its strong women and trustworthy men! Moriah and Samuel were both characters I loved! Moriah was fierce, protective, beautiful, and intelligent. I loved how Samuel first comes upon her protecting her baby and speaking in three languages. Samuel was also protective, smart, loyal, and dependable, which Moriah needs. The other characters were also easy to like and I especially fell in love with Matisse and his quiet strength as well as adorable Cherry.

I really appreciated how the romance develops in this story. I liked how it starts small... from strangers to friends, then to attraction and feelings that they both fight but can't help as they travel and work together. Their relationship then turns to deeply caring about each other. It made sense and worked for me. I also enjoyed the inspirational elements of the story. They didn't feel forced or pushy, but natural to the characters and their situations.

My one issue with the story was that I felt Moriah lost a little of her distinctive character as the story progressed. I felt like the half Peigan side of her kind of got lost as the journey went on. She's still fierce, as any woman who had been what she'd been through and was protecting a baby would be, but the stilted English and other mannerisms seemed to fade and I wanted them to still remain a strong part of her character. Those types of details make a story more unique and characters more rich and full - as well as more genuine.

In the end, was it what I wished for? An enjoyable, heartfelt, sweet read from beginning to end with some intense moments of danger and romance. Another great addition to this series and recommended to inspirational historical romance readers. I'm eagerly anticipating the next book!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

(The first three linked to Amazon, the last two linked to my reviews.)

About the Author

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 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.

More from Misty

How did I get started writing?

I’ve always loved to read, but several years ago I was putting together my bucket list, and realized that I really did want to write a novel. So, “Write a novel that’s published” made it near the top!

I decided, it’s now or never, and made the commitment to do it. So, I had a general idea that I wanted it to be a Christian historical western romance. But where to start? I finally decided I needed to find a good book to help me plan. I stumbled upon (a.k.a. God led me to) the best possible book to help me get started with a great plan: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. For all you writers out there, I can’t recommend it highly enough!

From there, I’ve soaked in every bit of writing instruction I can from some amazing groups and individuals. And I’ve spent countless hours sitting with my laptop pouring out words onto the screen. Writing is in my blood. It’s my passion. A true gift from my Heavenly Father, and I pray daily that he uses the words for His purpose.

Tour Schedule

Among the Reads, April 4
Simple Harvest Reads, April 4 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Pause for Tales, April 6
Splashes of Joy, April 7
Mary Hake, April 8
Wishful Endings, April 11
Vicky Sluiter, April 12
The Becca Files, April 12
Carpe Diem, April 13
Bigreadersite, April 14

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!

Have you read any of the book in this series? This is my third and I've enjoyed the ones I've read. Any thoughts on my review?

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