My Thoughts: A Daughter’s Courage Author: Misty M. Beller
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About the Book
Book: A Daughter’s Courage
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: November 1, 2022
Her quest to repair what’s been broken leads to imminent danger–and soon it’s more than her own life on the line.
After accidentally destroying the intricate chalice her people have treasured for over a hundred years, Charlotte Durand sets out on an expedition in search of a skilled artisan who can repair the damage. What she expected to be a two-day hike becomes much more daunting when a treacherous snowstorm sets in.
The last thing Damien Levette needs in the middle of a mountain blizzard is to tend to another person, but he can’t leave behind the mysterious woman he found half-frozen at the edge of a mountain lake.
As they battle both the elements and each other, Charlotte and Damien must work together to survive the peril of the mountains—or it could be the downfall of them both.
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.
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Behind the Scenes of A Daughter’s Courage
I always love stories where the characters are on a journey, and I knew that’s exactly what the characters in this book would be doing. Our heroine, Charlotte, is the younger sister of the heroine in book 1 of this series, and we’ve gotten to know her a little better with each book. Her mother died when she was young, and she’s been the homemaker for their little family for over a decade now, never straying farther from the village than the berry patches in the next valley over. So I knew it would take something big to get her away from Laurent for the journey I had in mind for this story. Something lifechanging.
Our hero is a trapper who left the larger group he’d been traveling with to strike out on his own. I knew it would take a considerable amount of tragedy to make a man seek such complete aloneness. Damien has his trusty mule Gulliver with him, so I guess he’s not completely alone, but he’s definitely hoping to stay far away from people. As I uncovered the pain that brought him to this point, my heart broke for him and all the loss he experienced.
I love the way Charlotte’s need and the fierce mountain snowstorm drew Damien from his grief and gave him new purpose. Watching him come back to life and grasp onto God’s love for him was so inspiring!
A Daughter’s Courage is book three in the Brides of Laurent series that is written by Misty M. Beller. I love reading everything that Misty writes because I know I will be reading a historically rich story. I have not read book 2, but have read book 1. They all can be read as stand alones, but there will be character appearances from previous books.
In this story we are transported back to 1817. This is not a time period I feel is written about a whole lot. The setting starts us off in Rupert's Land, Canada. We have a back drop of the Rocky Mountains. When the author writes her scenes, they are so descriptive that you can close your eyes and see everything unfolding.
Charlotte Durand does not realize the danger of traveling the frontier. She sets out to find a person that can repair an intricate chalice that her people have treasured for a long time when she accidently breaks it. She does not plan her journey well. Damien Levette who is a trapper, finds Charlotte alone in the mountains. He knows that he cannot just leave her. Reluctanly, Charlotte allows him to accompany her to the fort.
I love the romance that built between these two. I loved seeing our two characters rely on God for strength and to see them through. The characters are well written and the story line is intriguing. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book -all thoughts are my own.