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Rocky Mountain Journey
(Sisters of the Rockies #3)
By Misty M. Beller
Christian Historical Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 272 Pages
 June 18, 2024 by Bethany House Publishers


Masquerading as a man, Faith Collins embarks on a perilous journey through the untamed wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in search of the Peigan Blackfoot woman who once saved her father’s life. She joins a group of trappers who may be able to lead her to the place the woman is hiding, but keeping Faith’s identity a secret proves more difficult than she imagined.

Grant Allen is searching for his younger brother, who was separated from him when their parents died many years ago. After receiving word that his brother went west to the Rockies, he unites with a group of trappers, hoping they can lead him to his brother’s location. Soon Grant realizes there’s a woman hiding among the men, and he’s determined to find out who she is, what she’s hiding, and how he can keep her safe in this country of wild animals and even wilder men.

In this rousing conclusion to her Sisters of the Rockies series, Misty M. Beller embarks on an adventurous journey where loyalty, love, and sacrifice intertwine amid the unforgiving frontier.

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My Review

ROCKY MOUNTAIN JOURNEY is a story of a woman who desires to fulfill her deathbed promise to her father, even if it means doing it on her own, and a man who is also trying to fulfill a promise to his brother. It's about family, friendship, faith and romance as these characters face danger. Fans of the author and genre should enjoy this concluding story in the series.

It was fun to step back into this family of sisters and the rugged west as the baby of the family, Faith, tries to fulfill her promise to return a necklace to the woman who saved her father's life a couple of decades earlier. You don't have to have read the previous books to read this one, but it definitely enhanced the story since it helps to know who the characters all are and the previous journeys, struggles, and romances. I felt like the author did such a great job in showing the dynamics of these sisters, particularly how Faith felt about being told what to do and not really allowed to make her own choices and be her own person. She gets to come into her own in this story.

I loved the first part of this story as Faith works through her emotions and choices and starts off on her journey. There are some pretty humorous moments that start off a companionship of sorts and then leads to a deeper relationship and romance as the story progresses. I liked the characters separately as well as Faith and Grant together. The danger begins to escalate towards the end of the story with some intense moments. Everything ends sweetly, as you'd expect, with family, faith and love being at the center of this story.

I also had several issues with the story. There were places that dragged and where there were internal thoughts and dialogue that didn't hold my interest. The religious element was really strong in this novel. I tend to struggle with books where an individual is easily converted or have these great faith experiences because unless they're handled really well, they just come off as forced, unrealistic, and not genuine or organic. This felt like the case to me in this story and since that was most of the second half it didn't really work for me. I also had some issues with some of the action and the villains. The way the villains did things and how the action unfolded didn't work for me. It was like the author didn't visualize what her words were saying. I think the action scenes needed to be mapped or choregraphed out so that they worked. Then ending was a bit too overly sweet and tied up too prettily for me too.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a mixed read for me. I enjoyed the first part and not as much the second. However, for readers who mainly only read Christian historical romance and love this author, they should enjoy this story.

Content: Some violence, including some people killed in self-defense.
Source: I received a complimentary copy 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

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