Saturday, February 10, 2018

Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: "This Treacherous Journey" by Misty M. Beller

About the Book

This Treacherous Journey(2)Title: This Treacherous Journey
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Widowed and with child, Emma Malcom is fleeing from the reward offered for her arrest. She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defense before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety?
Simeon Grant makes bad choices. His deceased wife and twin babies are lost to him now because of his reckless decisions, and the penance he pays by living alone in this mountain wilderness is only a small piece of what he thinks he deserves. When a city woman, heavy with child, appears on his doorstep with her injured brother, her presence resurrects the memories he’s worked so hard to forget. And when she asks for his help to travel deeper into the mountain country, he can’t help wonder why God would force him to relive the same mistakes he’s already suffered through. Or maybe taking these two to safety could be the way to redeem himself.
But when their travels prove more treacherous than he imagined, Simeon finds himself pressing the limits of his ability to keep Emma and her brother safe. Can he overcome the past that haunts him to be the man she needs? Will Emma break through the walls around Simeon’s heart before it’s too late, or will the dangers of these mountains be the end of them all?
My Thoughts  "This Treacherous Journey" is the first book in the Heart of the Mountains series. The book flowed well and kept my attention throughout. Twists and unexpected happenings kept popping up and I never knew what to expect. The faith element was woven into the story well and I was glad to see the characters' growth. I had not read any books by Misty M. Beller before, but I will be reading more of her books after reading "This Treacherous Journey".
 About the Author
MistyMisty M. Beller writes 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 daughters 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.
Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family–both immediate and extended–is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream. Learn more at www.MistyMBeller.com.

Guest post from Misty M. Beller

The Treasure of Family
I’m an old-fashioned girl. Always have been. And growing up on the family farm, with grandparents in the old farmhouse next door and cousins living all around us, I can’t imagine my life without family. Now that I’m married with three daughters of my own, I treasure my family even more—both immediate and extended!
In my books, I tend to weave the importance of family into each story somewhere, and This Treacherous Journey is no exception! I first wrote the prologue as a standalone short story, the account of the birth of the hero from another of my books (Reuben Scott from The Lady and the Mountain Call).
It was the story of a father, grieving the loss of his wife and feeling as if he has no choice but to give his newborn twins to another family to raise. I wrote this part of the story a week after my third daughter was born, and I cried buckets through the writing! The story has an even stronger emotional connection for me, because my younger brother and sister were both adopted into our family. I can’t imagine their birth parents having the courage to give them up for adoption unless they knew without a doubt it was the best choice for those sweet babies.
So, as you read This Treacherous Journey, it’s my prayer that you’ll take a moment to cherish your own family. Remember all the special moments. Spend extra time with those you love. Relish the treasures God placed in your life!

Blog Stops

Bibliophile Reviews, February 3
A Greater Yes, February 4
margaret kazmierczak, February 4 (Interview)
Kathleen Denly, February 5
Blogging With Carol, February 5
Faithfully Bookish, February 6
Books n baubles, February 6
Mommynificent, February 7
Mary Hake, February 9
Texas Book-aholic, February 11
D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, February 11
Bigreadersite, February 12
Kat’s Corner Books, February 13
Janices book reviews, February 13
Jeanette’s Thoughts, February 14
Carpe Diem, February 14
Karen Sue Hadley, February 15
Pursuing Stacie, February 16
Simple Harvest Reads, February 16 (Guest post from Mindy)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c8e4
"This Treacherous Journey" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Heart of the Mountains (Book 1)
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc. (February 6, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0999701223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0999701225
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 3763 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1979954550
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.; 1 edition (February 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: February 6, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0783H565P

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

5 comments:

Jodi Hunter said...

Sounds Like A Great Book.

Kay Garrett said...

Thanks for the review and information on "This Treacherous Journey" and for being part of the book tour!

I enjoyed reading the guest post from Misty M. Beller on the treasure of family. I'd very much love to have the chance to read this book.
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Lori said...

this is a wonderful review and post. I have to read this book now. thank you.
she sounds like a strong and courageous lady. and he sounds like he sort of is the opposite.
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Heidi Robbins said...

I loved this book! I agree with your review :)

Emma said...

This sounds like an interesting story!