An historical romance for animal lovers... Rocky Mountain Promise by Misty M. Beller (Review & #Giveaway) #newbooks #booktwitter #christfic #histfic #romancebooks #BHPFiction @celebrate_lit @bethany_house

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Rocky Mountain Promise
(Sisters of the Rockies #2)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 320 Pages
November 21, 2023 by Bethany House Publishers 


Lorelei Collins possesses a soft heart for any animal in need, so when she finds a buffalo calf bawling beside its mother’s lifeless body, she can’t help but bring it home to raise on the ranch she and her sisters are building in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Little does she realize that its white coloring is rare and considered sacred by Native Americans, which makes it highly valuable to them and the European trappers alike.

A flood of men visit their ranch to regard the marvel, some trying to woo Lorelei into marriage so she’ll bring the buffalo calf along as dowry, and others trying to steal the calf outright. When the men’s advances become more sinister, she approaches Tanner Mason, the quiet and mysterious owner of the new trading post, with an idea: She and the calf will move to his post, along with her family’s trusted Blackfoot friend. This will solve both their problems, bringing customers to his trade room and protecting her family from the trouble brought on by so many strangers. Yet as the danger travels with her, Lorelei and Tanner are faced with a threat greater than anything they’re prepared for–one that will test the limits of both their abilities and the love growing between them.

USA Today bestselling author Misty M. Beller delivers an exhilarating addition to the Sisters of the Rockies series fraught with peril, adventure, and romance amid the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.

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My Review

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PROMISE is about a woman who loves animals and learned to care for them under her father's care, and a man who is trying to make his own way to success in the rugged wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Proximity and necessity bring these two together as they care for a buffalo calf. This is a story full of familial relationships as well as friendships, set in a rugged life, with some suspenseful and inspirational moments woven through this overall sweet romance.

I enjoyed the first book in this series and was looking forward to the other sisters' stories in subsequent books. Lorelei, the sister focused on in this story, is an animal lover. She is the one who generally takes medical care of the animals on her family's ranch. She has a very soft heart, but also a fierce, protective one. It was interesting seeing her work through different situations and figure out different people she interacted with. Tanner is a fun character. I liked his protective nature as well as good sense and skills that came in handy a bit as he runs his trading post and seeks to protect. He's a solidly dependable guy who has a sense of humor and charm that livened up the book. Together they're a fun match. It was also fun seeing the other characters from the first book and I'm looking forward to seeing which sister gets her happily-ever-after next.

The story is interesting in how a buffalo calf ends up being quite the instigator. It's paced fairly steadily with a few moments of climax, especially towards the end. The religious aspects weren't overdone and were weaved throughout. The romance had some chemistry and was sweet. I liked seeing the different relationship as well.

I think the thing that was hard for me in this story was that I didn't love the heroine. Lorelei is sweet and caring, but she seems very young and naive for who she's supposed to be. She also came across as pretty one dimensional through much of the story. It's really hard for me to love a story when I struggle with one of the main characters. I think she needed more depth and development, as well as more maturity. There were also some parts that didn't feel genuinely realistic.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a fairly enjoyable story and an interesting plot in how the myth surrounding the white buffalo was used. Fans of the author and genre should enjoy this one.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary NetGalley 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.

Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.

Tour Schedule

Pens Pages & Pulses, November 30

Betti Mace, December 1

Wishful Endings, December 1

Lighthouse Academy Blog, December 2 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Texas Book-aholic, December 3

Splashes of Joy, December 3

lakesidelivingsite, December 5

Avid Reader Nurse, December 7

Lily’s Corner, December 12

Pause for Tales, December 12

Tour-Wide Giveaway
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