Friday, January 11, 2019

"This Homeward Journey" by Misty M. Beller --Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

About the Book

This Homeward Journey
Title: This Homeward Journey
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
Release date: January 1, 2019
After her husband’s death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her twelve-year-old son. If she can reach her brother in the wilderness of the Canadian territories, they’ll have help to start over in peace. She knows better than to put her life in the hands of another man, but she never expected the Montana mountains to be so treacherous. When two brothers invite her to join their small group traveling to the same area, she refuses. After she and her son narrowly escape a bear attack, she’s forced to admit they need the safety of numbers in this untamed land. If the men prove dangerous, she can always leave with her son and strike out alone again.
Seth Grant has made some bad choices in his life, but God healed him from the addiction that mired him in his sins. Now, he’s determined to live the life God called him to, starting with a journey northward to see the Canadian mountain both his brother and sister have fallen in love with. When he discovers the woman and boy who plan to travel the same mountain trail, he can’t fathom why she refuses to join in the safety of their larger group. Though her decision seems unwise, he has no other choice but to pray God provides her protection.
Despite Rachel’s best efforts, she can’t seem to fight her attraction to the Seth—until a secret from his past proves he’s not at all the man she thought. When a new peril threatens her son’s life, she must choose between trusting in what she can control, or the man who her heart says is trustworthy, no matter his previous sins. The path she chooses just may determine whether she can step into the new life God has in store for them all.

My Thoughts

"This Homeward Journey" is the 5th book in the Heart of the Mountains series, but it could be read as a stand alone as characters from other books only make minor appearances. I enjoyed reading the book and found it well written and well paced. After so many books set in the same area, you would think that Misty M. Beller would run out of things for the characters to encounter. While some of the hardships are similar, she does a good job of finding new twists for them to go through. I liked Seth and Samuel and their interactions with each other and with Rachel and Andy. I look forward to reading Samuel's story next.

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.

Guest Post from Misty

Why Christian Historical Romance?
I don’t know about you, but my life can get crazy…busy…chaotic. Historical fiction gives me a haven, allowing me to immerse in a simpler time and place. Add in remote mountain settings—log cabins and horses and snow…what could be better? Sometimes I wish God had let me live a couple centuries ago, but then I remind myself He knew exactly what He was doing. I don’t do well without a shower every day. 😊 And He even lets me go back to that simpler time through stories!
If you’re reading this, you probably enjoy immersing yourself in a good book, too. Story can be such a powerful thing! Becoming an intimate part of the characters’ lives, feeling their struggles—the desperation, the elation, the emotions, the love.
I enjoy reading and writing Christian fiction because it provides a place where I don’t always have to be concerned about inappropriate language or too-graphic love scenes. It’s a “safe zone” where my imagination can escape, living out exciting times and experiencing God-orchestrated happily-ever-afters—without having to clean-up at the end of the day. Can you relate?
I’m excited to share my latest Christian Historical Romance story with you, and hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it!

Blog Stops

The Power of Words, December 29
Carpe Diem, December 30
Splashes of JoyDecember 30
Mary Hake, December 31
Pause for Tales, January 1
Simple Harvest Reads, January 2 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Among the Reads, January 3
Connect in Fiction, January 5
Creating Romance, January 8
Texas Book-aholic, January 8
Wishful Endings, January 10
Cafinated Reads, January 10
Bigreadersite, January 11

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d9bc/this-homeward-journey-celebration-tour-giveaway

"This Homeward Journey" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Heart of the Mountains (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Misty M. Beller Books (December 28, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0999701274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0999701270
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5007 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.; 1 edition (January 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07HZ1C46V

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.

7 comments:

Emma said...

This sounds like a good story!

James Robert said...

My family and I all appreciate you bringing to our attention the book description of another great book to read. Thanks so much!

Lori Smanski said...

Thank you for your review. This sounds like another great book. I love books where I can learn something. Finding trust and relying on God are wonderful.

Robin in NC said...

I haven't read any of the Heart of the Mountains series. This book sounds very good. Thanks for sharing!
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o Zuniga said...

This sounds amazing and the cover is gorgeous

Caryl Kane said...

Great review! Thank you for sharing!

slehan said...

Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.