Stripped of the family so important to his Viking heritage, Matthias Bjork is now on the hunt for his sister. Despite combing the entire Wyoming Territory, he hasn’t found any substantial leads regarding his sister’s whereabouts, but he has discovered a most unusual woman. This woodland nymph who’s come to work for his good friend in the quiet town of Mountain Bluff is like no one he’s ever met.
Opal Boyd has finally found the haven she’s longed for all her life, in a most unlikely place—working for a German couple in this remote Wyoming mountain town. She learned long ago that most men couldn’t be trusted, but when a mountain man stops in the boarding house where she works, he seems to have the respect and affection of the two people she’s learned to trust implicitly. And the more she comes to know Matthias, she struggles not to trust him the same way the others do.
When he shares the magical experience of his family’s traditional Viking Yule celebration, she can’t help but fall a little more in love with him each one of the twelve days of Christmas. But when Matthias’ search for his sister takes an unexpected twist, Opal is forced to make a choice that will alter the course of her life—no matter which answer she chooses. When Matthias’ decisions land Opal in danger, what must he sacrifice to rescue her?
About the Author
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 daughters 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.
Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family--both immediate and extended--is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream.
Learn more at www.MistyMBeller.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Mountain Christmas Romance was a sweet, beautiful story. I loved watching the romance grow between Opal and Matthias. These were such great characters! Opal had a lot to overcome from her past. She finally felt safe, cared for, and secure in her living and working situation. She was not sure if she could open her heart to a man, even one as caring as Matthias. I really enjoyed this wonderful addition to the Wyoming Mountian Tales series. It was great to read Opal’s story and revisit a few characters from the previous books, as well. The story can stand alone for those who haven’t read the other books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
STORY-LINE A MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ROMANCE BY MISTY M. BELLER: Set in the Wyoming Territory of 1867, Matthias Bjork, descendant of Vikings, spends his life searching for his sister. In between journeys, he stays with a loving German couple; the Shumeister's consider him a son. While out racing across the landscape, Matthias and his horse, Karl, are felled by the sudden appearance of a woman. Discovering Opal Boyd, works for the Shumeisters, comes as a surprise to Matthias. Opal's happier than she's ever been; secure and loved with the Shumeisters. Opal has no interest in men and doesn't trust them for good reason. However as she comes to know Matthias, her trust builds. The road to love for Matthias and Opal is rocky and rough, as Matthias searches for his sister and a threat arises which could be the end of Matthias and Opal. My romance book review of A Mountain Christmas Romance follow CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: Misty M. Beller created a romance filled with emotion and a story-line which held my attention from start to finish. Including hints of mystery, feelings of mistrust, misunderstandings, romance, and a crisis which changes everything, Beller included all the elements needed for a successful romance. With several plot threads, Misty M. Beller, brought all the threads together to form a solid book. With well-developed characters, intriguing plot lines, and writing which is easy to follow and read, Beller had no need sex or fluff to fill the pages. This is a clean sweet romance which will tug at your heart strings. Including the abandoned dog, Charmer, adds to the depth of the story; he's loving and protective to his pack of humans. Matthias is a man who thinks he's not worthy; that things fall apart and go wrong when he's around. Opal, from past experiences, does not trust men; and has no intention of ever marrying. However God, has a plan He sets in motion for Matthias and Opal. All they have to do is rely on God, listen to his voice, and grab life. We, as humans, find this hard to do at times; as will, Matthias and Opal. Opal must face and overcome her insecurities and mistrust, before she can accept the love of any man. Matthias is a good man, loving to the Shumeisters, protective, patient, and kind with Opal; how could Opal not fall for this tall descendant from Vikings. I like the way Beller allowed the romance and trust to develop slowly between Matthias and Opal. Every good romance must a villain or two; Beller created fine villains for A Mountain Christmas Romance. Holding the reasons for Lefton's hatred of Matthias close to her chest, she did not reveal the what, why, and when, until necessary. I loved watching in my mind's eye, as Opal faced her enemy and stood up for Matthias. As well as, when she defended herself when another villain thought her a weak woman. I found A Mountain Christmas Romance well-written with well-developed characters and pacing in line with the length of the book. The reader also sees characters from the earlier book. I love stories which have continuing characters, as we get to catch up with their lives and hear all the latest gossip. Filled with action, a touch of mystery, and sweet clean romance, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE: Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest review.