Faith’s Mountain Home by Misty Beller is a third installment in the “Hearts of Montana” series. Beller is a master of these series novels as she so perfectly incorporates characters from past stories so you still get to know about the lives of the friends you made in previous books. The third installment in the hearts of Montana is no exception. I love knowing about the characters of Ingrid and Dr. Bradley from Book 2, Love’s Mountain Quest while learning more about Laura Hannon and the bandits who kidnapped her.
Faith’s Mountain Home is the story of Laura Hannon and Nate Long who met in book 2 when Laura was kidnapped and Nate, one of the bandits who did not support the kidnapping, tried to help her in escaping. In this third story you learn more about both characters’ past history and traumas that lead them to be the people they are today and watch both the story of love and self-acceptance unfold. I find Beller’s stories to be completely captivating and both steady and exciting in pace. There is just enough excitement to keep you going and enthralled, but also the minor details that keep you engaged with who the characters are and the relationships they are developing.
Beller creates believable and relatable characters, takes us into the mountains and leaves us inspired both in faith and life. I love that you continue to learn more about past characters who play more minor roles in this story but were major players in the first books. While the books are filled with adventure and excitement there is a familiarity to the characters and their faith that feels like an old friend. I always greatly anticipate the next book by Beller and this one left me feeling the exact same way!
Thanks to Celebrate Lit Bloggers for my copy of this book, all opinions shared here are my own.
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
Who doesn’t love a good cave?
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.
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