Another sweet and inspirational historical romance from this author... The Lady and the Mountain Man by Misty M. Beller (Review) @Celebrate_Lit

The Lady and the Mountain Man
(The Mountain Seires #1)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 273 Pages
February 2020 (Reprint) by Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.


Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancĂ©’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.

When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.

But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?

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My Review

THE LADY AND THE MOUNTAIN MAN is a sweet story of a woman on the run who finds a home with a quiet mountain man and his sister. There is a bit of suspense and danger with a few more climatic parts, a great group of characters, wonderful characters, and a very sweet romance. A delight to read for fans of the author and this genre!

I just really loved the three main characters in this story: Leah, Gideon, and Gideon's sister Miriam. Their relationships were what endeared me to this story and made it such an enjoyable read. I loved watching them interact, especially to see Leah and Gideon circle around each other. There was enough uncertainty in how exactly it was going to turn out that it kept things interesting. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series, particularly as I'd love to see if Miriam will get her own story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed reading this! The pace was fairly steady, except in a few places, but it was such a good book to relax to with some places that made me laugh, others full of friendship and romance, and a light inspirational element weaved through.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from 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.

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