My Thoughts - Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Author: Misty M. Beller
About the Book
Book: Rocky Mountain Rendezvous
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: June 6, 2023
In 1837, Juniper Collins and her sisters are shocked by their father’s final request in his will for a special set of beads to be returned to a Piegan Blackfoot woman he credits with saving his life during his travels west. Together, the sisters set out for the trapper rendezvous to find the woman, but their mission turns more daunting when they come upon the mass of men and lodges spread out in the Green River Valley.
Riley Turner came west to find peace and quiet and live off the land, but when four unprotected women arrive at the rendezvous, he feels compelled to help them and is more fascinated by Juniper than any other woman he’s known.
As their search brings only empty leads and dead ends, the sisters must decide whether to return east or stay in the mountains to continue looking–and that’s if the mystery woman is even still alive. Is the risk to honor their father’s last request worth the danger they find at every turn?
Discover the majesty–and treachery–of the Rocky Mountains in this unique combination of exhilarating adventure, inspiring faith, and sweet romance from USA Today bestselling author Misty M. Beller.
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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What IS a trapper rendezvous?
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous is the story of four sisters who head west to accomplish their father’s deathbed request—return a special set of beads to a Blackfoot woman who saved his life during his travels west two decades earlier. The sisters head west with the supply wagons bound for the 1837 trapper rendezvous to find the native woman. But the sight that greeted them in the Green River Valley (in modern-day Wyoming) was nothing like they expected!
Supply wagons would come from the east every summer, and mountain men and natives would come from all throughout the Rockies to trade furs for the supplies they’d need in the coming year. This was usually the only opportunity for trading each year, so EVERYONE came and the camp stretched for miles. This was a great time for friends to catch up, and the festivities always included a great deal of drinking and horse racing. The rendezvous was a sight to behold!
In Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, Riley Turner is one of the trappers at the meet-up, and he realizes immediately what kind of danger the ladies are in from unscrupulous men in the crowd. He helps them with their search, and they find so much more than they expected along the way!
Each book in this series will take place during a different year, featuring a different rendezvous. Definitely fodder for fun stories. I pray you love this first book as the Collins sisters embark on the search of a lifetime.
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous is book one in the Sisters of the Rockies series that is written by Misty M. Beller. We are back in the Rocky Mountains - and we are transported back the 1800's. I love that the author brings this portion of history to life.
We meet the four Collins sisters. Their father's dying wish was for a set of beads to be returned to a Piegan Blackfoot woman he credits with saving his life during his travels west. The sisters venture west and make it a rule that they are not allowing an attachment to form with any of the men here. We get to Juniper in this book - she is a likeable character and her story was written well.
They hire Riley Turner to help them navigate. Riley is worried when he sees four unattached women show up. He realizes they know next to nothing about the dangers that can unfold all around them. Riley becomes interested in Juniper. The author did a great job in creating their story. Riley has some childhood scars that he deals with - and Juniper helps heal his hurt.
I am so excited about book two - I love the Collins sisters. The author's settings come to life before your eyes and you will not want to stop reading. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.