Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller

Posted June 17, 2024 by meezcarrie in Book Review, Christian, giveaway, historical, Misty Beller, romance / 32 Comments


Rocky Mountain Journey book review

Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. BellerROCKY MOUNTAIN JOURNEY by Misty M. Beller
SERIES:
Sisters of the Rockies #3

GENRE: Historical Western Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024
PAGES: 272

 

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I’ve been waiting for Faith’s story since we first met the Collins sisters, because I knew there were so many layers to her. And I was right. Her will is strong but her heart is still vulnerable, and I thought Misty M. Beller did a wonderful job of showing this contrast and making Faith a very relatable character in the process. The story especially spoke to me in the tender reminders that our own abilities and the illusion of control can only take us so far, that ‘letting go and letting God’ is a sign of strength, not weakness. The line Not you but Meand the scene it’s part of will linger with me for a while, almost like a warm embrace from God in a season where I wish I could speed up a timetable or fix something on my own – a gentle reassurance that it’s not up to me but to the One who holds the world in His hands.

Then there’s Grant who is also a relatable dichotomy of strong and vulnerable. While Faith’s main takeaway is to learn to trust God personally, Grant needs to learn that he is wholly loved and wholly valued by that same personal God, just for being who he is – not for anything he can do. And just like Faith is searching for Steps Right (the ongoing story arc from book one to three), Grant too is searching for someone – his younger brother from whom he was separated as a child. Right from their ‘meet-cute’ (which is delightfully unique and sets the tone for their journey throughout this book), I loved Grant and Faith together and my love for them only got stronger as the story progressed. Even though their personal and faith struggles are so similar, their differences nonetheless complement one another quite well and their increasingly romantic feelings (and the subsequent stolen kisses) are sweet and swoony! Which, as we all know, is a winning combination for me.

Bottom Line: Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller is full of adventure, discoveries, faith, hope, and love, all wrapped up in an entertaining story that touches your heart too. Faith and Grant are layered characters who come alive under Beller’s talented pen, and I so enjoyed my time with them. I also loved seeing characters from Calm in the Mountain Storm, reuniting with characters I’ve loved during this entire Sisters of the Rockies series, and tying up several character arcs we’ve followed across all three books too. I am hopeful that maybe (please, please, please) we’ll get a novella or some sort of followup to Rosemary & White Horse’s relationship, but even if we never do the author gives us enough hints to let us fill in the blanks on our own. But I love White Horse so much – their honorary brother – and I want all the details of his happily-ever-after too! Misty M. Beller is an auto-read for me, every single time, and Rocky Mountain Journey proves why. Looking forward to anything/everything she writes next!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Misty M. Beller

USA Today bestselling author Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories set on the 1800s frontier and woven through with the truth of God’s love. Her Southern roots run deep, and she lives in South Carolina with her husband and children. Connect with Misty at her website.

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32 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Rocky Mountain Journey by Misty M. Beller

  1. Misty M. Beller

    Carrie! This review brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!!! I’m so honored and thrilled you loved Faith and Grant as much as I did. I LOVED writing Grant, and Faith reminds me (maybe a little too much?) of myself!
    And you recognized Elise and Goes Ahead!!! I was so excited when I realized the timing would work for them to get a cameo and for us to see Walking Bird and Pretty Shield when they’re almost grown. 🙂
    Sending you a huge hug!

  2. Susan Fletcher

    I’ve been wanting to read a book by Misty for a long time! She lives in my state, has a great newsletter, and writes historical fiction. Great review on this book. I’d like to read the whole series!

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for you review on ROCKY MOUNTAIN JOURNEY by Misty M. Beller. LOVE this author’s books and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one to read and review. Sounds fabulous! Lovely cover.

  4. Suzanne Sellner

    I’ve not yet read anything by Misty Beller, but your review convinced me that I should.

  5. Sarah Evankovich

    Misty is a new author to me, but after reading the blurb about this book, I’m very excited. It sounds FANTASTIC & would really like to add it to my TBR pile.

  6. Roxanne C.

    This sounds like an outstanding historical Western romance, especially the characters’ respective faith journeys.

  7. Kasi Walas

    I want to read “Rocky Mountain Journey” by Misty M. Beller because it promises an exciting adventure set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The blend of historical romance and survival in the wilderness, along with Beller’s compelling characters and storytelling, makes it an irresistible read.

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