This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains, #1)

This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains, volume 1)

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Genres: Historical, Christian Fiction, Romance, Christian

Language: English

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This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains, book 1)
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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?

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  •    Kigarg Aburido
    2020
    This was quite an epic journey. Emma and her brother Joseph were running from tragedy and heading to Canada from Texas. They had no real experience in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains but they were determined it was best for them both. Emma's husband was lynched for some shady business dealings and Emma ran for her life fearing that she would be next, although she had not been involved in her husband's business at all. To add to the difficulty, she was carrying her husband's child.

    Joseph broke his arm in an accident on the trail and in seeking for help, they came upon the crude cabin of Simeon Grant. After some days of recovery for Joseph, Emma approached Simeon about his willingness to guide them to Canada to find their aunt's farm. Simeon had had tragedy of his own and had lost his wife to this wild land and his children, also. When he noticed that Emma was pregnant, he couldn't let her make the journey without his help.

    They faced numerous challenges along the way including snow, indians, kidnapping, beatings, wild animals, just to name a few. As they faced these challenges together and Emma helped Simeon to see that he had value and that God loved him, he began to change and Emma saw a good man who had faced great loss. Was it possible for them to find happiness together? Would they survive this journey to find love at the end of the trail?

    I loved this story and how they worked together to accomplish the task and found joy in each other. They had great chemistry without being unseemly. It was clean with no sex and no language. Those are rare these days in romance novels and I am always pleased to see a beautiful story written without those other distractions. I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  •    Kigarn Lesk
    2020
    "There is a melody that pulls me. A tune that haunts my waking moments."

    This is the first book by Misty Beller I have read and I am thrilled to have found this wonderful historical romance author. The book is well-written, the plot is engaging, the characters are achingly beautiful and lovable, the story moves at a good pace, and the redemptive love of God is evident in the book. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains along with the harsh and rough conditions during the winter in the mid 1850s is thoroughly infused into the story that I felt like I was with the characters as they travelled from Montana to Canada. Anyone who enjoys historical romance, especially set in the mountains of the West, would love this book.

    The story opens up with Simeon's heart-wrenching loss that makes Simeon into who he is by the time Emma meets him. Simeon is steeped in sorrow, grief, and guilt and remains a recluse as a self-imposed punishment. Yet, even in his brokenness, he is surprisingly gentle, honest, protective, loyal, kind, and loving though he can be gruff at times. His vulnerability is so raw and heart-breaking. Emma is a fugitive, running away from the townspeople in eastern Texas who would harm her for her deceased husband's illegal and wrongful dealings. She is accompanied by her twin brother Joseph, as they try to make their way to family in Canada. Joseph's injury brings them to Simeon's cabin in Montana. Although unwilling at first, Simeon agrees to escort them through the mountains in the middle of winter and Emma, with her loving, loyal, gentle, patient, faithful, and stubborn ways, slowly thaws the ice Simeon has built up around himself against love - love from a woman, love from family, and love from God. Emma's reminder that "even when we are lost, we aren't lost from God" helps Simeon rethink his life and his choices.

    Now I must go and read Misty Beller's previous books!

    I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher via Celebrate Lit Tour. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
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