A story of heartache, adventure, friendship, and love... Freedom in the Mountain Wind by Misty M. Beller (Review & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

Welcome to my tour stop to celebrate Beller's newest release and the
start of a new series! Read my review and enter the tour giveaway below ...

Freedom in the Mountain Wind
(Call of the Rockies #1)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 267 Pages
January 14th 2020


The last epic journey before her life changes forever.

Susanna Wilkins will do anything to make her father’s final dream come true, including trek along the path Lewis and Clark explored into the untamed wilds of the Rocky Mountains. Every mile is more crucial now that lung cancer is stealing Pa’s last days faster than she can come to terms with losing him. The journey becomes harder than she ever expected, but paddling upriver through fierce rapids and fighting hungry grizzlies isn’t what terrifies her the most.

Beaver Tail endured more than he can stand from the women in his Blackfoot camp, but the last disaster gave him the final shove he needed to join this band of brothers searching for one of their group who’s gone missing. The last thing he expected was to find a white woman and her sick father stranded at the base of massive waterfall. His plan is to help them carry their oversize canoe and supplies, then leave them to their strange mission. Yet, the more he learns about the pair, the more he realizes his life is about to be derailed—again.

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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My Review

FREEDOM IN THE MOUNTAIN WIND is a story of struggle and perseverance as these characters travel a harsh and wild land together. One group is there to reach a dream, while the other is searching for a missing brother. Together they find friendship, adventure, and even a bit of love. Highly recommended to both inspirational and general market historical romance readers!

I think this might be Beller's best story to date. I loved these characters, especially Susanna and Beaver Tail. They are both strong, but also well-drawn with their own weaknesses, fears, and strengths. I loved how their relationship develops and the quiet and small gestures between them that turn into something more. I also loved Susanna's relationship with her father and the other men travelling with them who each have their own stories to be told (and hopefully will be in future books in the series). There was plenty of danger and challenge to these characters' journey, making for an exciting story. I could also feel the intensity of the romance and of what was coming build towards the end. And what a bittersweet, but perfect ending it was.

My only complaint would be a few things seemed to get brushed off easier than they should have been. Like walking after a bear attack and a gun shot. I think those injuries would have taken more time to heal or the actual injuries should have been lessened originally to make things seem realistic. Regardless, I still loved this story!

In the end, was it what I wished for? This is a thoroughly enjoyable story that entertains and warms the heart from beginning to end. If you're a fan of the author or genre, this is definitely recommended. Likable, well-drawn characters, plenty of adventure, heartache, friendship, and a sweet and simmering romance make this a fantastic read!

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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.

More from Misty

When God Directs a Google Search…

I’m a history lover, but you may have guessed that since I write historical romance stories. 😊 Most of my books are set in the Rocky Mountains during the mid-1800s, but as I began brainstorming ideas for this new series, my heart became drawn earlier to the earlier part of the century—a time period with which I wasn’t quite as familiar with the history.

I love when God orchestrates even the most mundane part of our lives, including Google searches! During one particular search (I can’t even remember what I was originally looking for), I stumbled across part of a journal entry from the Lewis and Clark expedition, which trekked across Montana during the time period I was looking into. I’d forgotten that expedition had even entered the territory that would later become Montana, but now I was fascinated.

After finding an audiobook of the abridged journals of Lewis and Clark, I happily listened to almost 19 hours of fascinating stories from the Corp of Exploration’s journey up the Missouri River and across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean, then back mostly the over the same path they’d come. The stories the men told were so amazing, and the detail of their trials so absorbing, I’ve actually re-listened to the audiobook twice! Many of the true tales wouldn’t be believable in fiction, but as I listened, my mind formed the premise for Freedom in the Mountain Wind: a father/daughter duo who sets out almost two decades after Lewis and Clark’s journey, determined to retrace the steps of that famous expedition.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I loved writing it! And whether you’re a history lover or not, I pray that you too will be touched by this “epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.”

Tour Schedule

Simple Harvest Reads, January 15 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Daysong Reflections, January 15
Genesis 5020, January 16
Connect in Fiction, January 17
SPLASHES of Joy, January 17
Emily Yager, January 18
Mary Hake, January 20
Wishful Endings, January 21
All-of-a-kind Mom, January 21
Pause for Tales, January 22
Bigreadersite, January 22
Betti Mace, January 23
Older & Smarter?, January 24
Rebecca Tews, January 25
She Lives to Read, January 26
Blessed & Bookish, January 27
janicesbookreviews, January 27
deb’s Book Review, January 27
Texas Book-aholic, January 28
Hook Me In A Book, January 28

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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