About the Book
Book: Faith’s Mountain Home
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian historical romance
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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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
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.
Faith’s Mountain Home by Misty M. Beller is book three in the Hearts of Montana Series. I have not read the other books - however I would recommend reading them them so that you can get to know all the characters. The author does give some basic background info - but it would be beneficial to really watch their development. I am a huge fan of this author. I have read several of her books. She always does such deep research so that you feel you are there watching the story unfold. The book opens in 1867. It brings you to Montana's Territory. This time period, during reconstruction and the expansion west is one of my most favorite time periods.
In this book - Nate Long has always been there for his twin, Aaron. However their bond has gotten them into fair share of trouble. They are wounded and they are recovering at Settler's Fort in Montana Territory. Nate knows that he has to change. He knows that he needs to get right with God. He is very impressed with the woman that has been caring for his brother, Laura Hannon.
I loved Laura's character. I need to go back and see how she has evolved through the series. There has been some past trauma that is touched upon (kidnapped as a child where Nate and Aaron were involved) and she still deals with the aftermath. Laura sees Nate and his new faith - and has to struggle with her own demons on potentially forgiveness.
This was a wonderful book. I will go back and read the other two. I received a copy of this dinner through the Celebrate Lit blogging program.
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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: https://etsy.me/2JjZAVV)
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