Genre: Christian historical romance
Title: The Lady and the Mountain Man
Author Name: Misty M. Beller
Series Info: (The Mountain Series, Book 1)
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Hook: When a murder plot forces a Southern belle onto a ranch in the wild Montana mountains, love is the last thing she expects to find.
Back cover blurb:
Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.
When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on, but he’s determined not to open his heart to another person.
But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?
When Leah Adams discovers the man she is betrothed to intends to kill her for her inheritance, she flees her home. When she realizes her betrothed’s brother has found her, she decided on a different remedy to her dilemma. She decides to head to Montana as a mail order bride. Unfortunately, upoin her arrival she discovers the man she intended to marry has been killed. Only his brother whose wife had died and their sister remained. The role faith and God play in this book help bring it to life.
This book is the first book of The Mountain Series, and I always appreciate Misty M. Beller’s ability to create worlds where I wan to keep reading to find out how the story and then the series turn out. So if you like historical fiction, check out this book for yourself.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from CelebrateLit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
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.