Will an injured girl bring more than healing... This Healing Journey by Misty M. Beller (Review & #Giveaway)

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This Healing Journey
(Heart of the Mountains #7)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 193 Pages
July 18th 2019


The mountain wilderness of her family’s home in the Canadian Rockies is all Hannah Grant has ever known. Now at the age of twenty-four, she’s on a journey to help her father to find the son he gave up for adoption three decades before. This is Hannah’s chance to discover the life she’s missed out on so far—and hopefully find a husband along the way. But she certainly doesn’t plan to fall for the first man she meets.

Years in the Calvary provided Nathaniel Peak with more than his share of violence and adventure. That life behind him, he wants nothing more than to settle down in the beautiful Montana mountains and raise his own stock—in peace. The last thing he expects is the savagely wounded child who shows up in his barn. Nor the woman he comes to rely on for the girl’s care.

Hannah can’t help but fall in love with the brave Indian child who so desperately needs her, but no matter what, she can’t let herself fall for the man whose past choices go against everything she believes in. As the situation grows worse, Hannah and Nathaniel are forced to make a heart-rending decision to save the girl’s life. Little do they imagine, the choice they make could spell disaster for them all.

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My Review

THIS HEALING JOURNEY is another story in this series fraught with danger, full of family and friendship, some inspiring moments, and romance. For fans of the series and genre, they will find an entertaining story.

I have really enjoyed this series so far and was looking forward to getting to know new characters in this latest addition. I haven't read the original story, THIS TREACHEROUS JOURNEY, where some of these characters first appear, so I don't know if that will affect reading this story or not. I will say I didn't have any issues understanding this story and feel it can be read without reading the other.

I really liked these characters. I also liked the overall premise. The romance was sweet and I felt plenty of chemistry between Hannah and Nathaniel. I also thought the inspirational element was well done.

My issues came later on in the story. I wanted to feel more connected to these characters. There were also some things in the plot and in how the characters reacted that just didn't work for me. I also felt the romance was too much the main focus of the story as well as the little Native American girl. For some reason these parts of the story just didn't resonate with me in the second half of the book.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an enjoyable read overall, but I would have liked more from it.

Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

(The first three linked to Amazon, the last three 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.

More from Misty

Occasionally I hear readers debate about whether they prefer to read a series of books from an author, or only standalone novels. Personally, I love series—both reading and writing them. There’s something about seeing characters I know and love from past books that makes me warm and happy inside. Can you relate?

One of the first series I wrote, the Mountain Dreams Series, included five books that told the stories of several families intertwined through marriage and God’s connections. Those characters are still so dear to my heart! When book 5 ended, I had so many readers ask for more in the series, I began dreaming of a spin-off series with a very special connection to the hero in book 5. Enter: the Heart of the Mountains Series.

I’ve LOVED every story in this 7-book collection, taking each journey with the characters as I laughed and cried and uncovered their secrets. For the final 7th book, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m reuniting many of the characters from BOTH series! Simeon Grant (from Heart of the Mountains, book 1) goes on a journey to find the son he gave up for adoption as an infant (the hero in Mountain Dreams, book 5).

This Healing Journey has its own leading lady, Hannah Grant (the baby born at the end of This Treacherous Journey, all grown up and as tough as any lady raised in the Canadian mountain wilderness). And a new character, Nathaniel Peak, who stars as the hero (and who I fell in love with IMMEDIATELY!).

Even if you’ve never read any of my stories, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Especially if you love adventurous mountain stories as much as I do!

Tour Schedule

Among the Reads, June 19
Wishful Endings, June 20
CarpeDiem, June 23
Bigreadersite, June 26
Splashes of Joy, June 27
Mary Hake, June 28
Pause for Tales, June 30
Texas Book-aholic, July 1

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!

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