A story of redemption, faith and new love... Faith's Mountain Home by Misty M. Beller (Review & #Giveaway) #christfic #christianromance #histfic #heartsofmontana #BHPFiction @bethany_house @celebrate_lit

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Faith's Mountain Home
(Hearts of Montana #3)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
January 5, 2021 by Bethany House Publishers


Nate Long has always watched over his identical twin brother, Aaron, even when it put him on the wrong side of the law. When Aaron is wounded in a shootout, the brothers are taken to Settler’s Fort to recover. As Nate works to make reparations for their past, he marvels at the nursing Aaron receives under the care of a woman with all the reason in the world to resent him.

Laura Hannon knows what it is to start over, and she knows Nate’s newfound faith is real. What she can’t look past is how far he allowed himself to be led astray by his brother’s weaknesses.

As a fledgling trust grows between Nate and Laura, they stumble upon a mysterious cave in the mountains that may not be as uninhabited as it seems.

As they work together for a common cause, will the new lives they seek for themselves include love, or is there too much that stands between them?

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My Review

FAITH'S MOUNTAIN HOME is a story about a woman who is trying her best to find joy and be a blessing to others and a man who is trying to find redemption for him and his brother's misdeeds in the past. Both also continue to build their faith and trust in God. What starts as an attraction and a curiosity about a cave begins a closer acquaintance and then more as they slowly fall in love. However, their happily-ever-after is tested by a brother who still must face his past and danger. Recommended to fans of the author and Christian historical romance fans.

I really liked these characters, particularly Nate. Nate wanted to leave the gang and find honest work a long time ago, but he was trying to protect his twin brother. Now that they no longer are in a gang, Nate continues to protect his brother while he recovers from a gunshot wound by honest work as he slowly pays off the debts of their gang. He's become a man of God, although his faith is still new. He has become such a good man. I loved most his desire to work hard, do right, and to protect those he loves. I also loved how he is so careful with Laura. He doesn't feel worthy of her, but he grows to love her all the same.

Laura was also a great character with her own demons, especially after being kidnapped by Nate's gang and growing up as she did. I did find her a bit weepy the first half of the book. It seems like she is always thinking about things from the past and getting emotional, although I also understood why. She comes through and shows her backbone and desire to care for others in the best of ways. Her and Nate are a good match and it was sweet to see their relationship develop. I also loved the cameos from prior characters as well as the addition of Bright Sun (I can definitely see this fierce and sweet girl having her own story in the future, maybe with little Samuel).

I thought the story moved at a good pace. It was interesting to read, with a very strong faith message woven throughout, but one that didn't feel pushy. The romance slowly built and felt genuine. It definitely was my favorite part of this story as Nate and Laura figure things out personally, but also together.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an enjoyable, faith-filled, sweetly romantic story with likable characters. I'm looking forward to more in this series from this author!

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Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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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.

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

Who doesn’t love a good cave?

Well, maybe not everyone, but I have to confess, I love exploring!

While there aren’t many caves near my South Carolina home, I’ve always loved the idea of finding an opening hidden in the rocks. Then venturing in and finding a huge cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites and a host of other beauties I can’t pronounce!

And dark tunnels? As long as I have a light and a string to unravel as I go so I can get back out, I’m game!

Unfortunately, I’ve never found a large cave in real life that had never been explored, but in Faith’s Mountain Home, Nate and Laura found exactly that! Although…turns out, it had been discovered by someone already. I won’t give you (too many) spoilers, but let me just tell you there’s a precocious Native American girl involved, and a few other things not so delightful.

The good news is, you can enjoy the story without actually entering the pitch black cavern!

Last summer, I had the opportunity to tour a cave with many features like Nate and Laura discovered in their hidden cave. The Caverns of Sonora in Sonora, Texas was a fantastic experience! As you can imagine, it’s hard to get good pictures in solid darkness, but here are a few of the amazing formations still growing in those two miles of underground tunnels.

Tour Schedule

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Fiction Book Lover, January 31 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Wishful Endings, February 1
Life of Literature, February 1
Splashes of Joy , February 3
Simple Harvest Reads, February 3 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Blessed & Bookish, February 4
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Sara Jane Jacobs, February 5
Pause for Tales, February 5
Remembrancy, February 7
Hallie Reads, February 7
She Lives To Read, February 8
HookMeInABook, February 8
Genesis 5020, February 8

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize package of the entire Hearts of Montana series, plus a “Faith Moves Mountain” sign!! (See here.)

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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