Hope's Highest Mountain

Hope's Highest Mountain

by Misty M. Beller

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Overview

Ingrid Chastain readily agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory. She never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, she's hesitant to put her trust in this quiet man who seems to have his own wounds.

Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor after unintentionally bringing home the smallpox disease that killed his wife and daughter. But his self-imposed solitude in the wilds of Montana is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he's forced to face his regret and call on his doctoring skills once again.

Micah can't help but admire Ingrid's tenacious determination despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on trekking through the mountains to deliver the medicine—with or without his help—he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764233463
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Hearts of Montana Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 129,315
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God's love. Her Southern roots run deep, and she lives in South Carolina with her husband and children. Learn more and see Misty's other books at www.mistymbeller.com.

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Hope's Highest Mountain 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
BMace 6 months ago
‘Your right hand will hold me fast’ Psalms 139:10b The author has done it again - another fabulous book that draws you in and keeps you engaged until you are finished! The attention to detail found me shivering, holding my breath and almost crying out loud as I travelled with them through the mountains. Ingrid, her father and maid set out from Boston for Settler’s Fort with smallpox vaccines, never expecting the trials ahead. They only have eyes on the goal of helping stem the tide of this horrible disease. Rocky paths, caves, snow and more snow, avalanche, accidents and death were just some of the adventures experienced. Micah is a doctor that has given up doctoring and is existing in the mountains. Will he learn from Ingrid’s faith as she states ‘Relying on God fills me with an inner strength much greater that I could posses on my own’? I must admit I started this book with the plan to accomplish some other things today as well. That did not happen as it was impossible to set this aside until I knew how it ended. This ARC was received through Bethany House Publishers, NetGalley and CelebrateLit. The 5 star rating, comments and impressions are my own and were in no way solicited.
JGalaxyChristianBkReviews 3 days ago
Hope’s Highest Mountain is the first book I’ve read by Misty M. Beller and it did not disappoint! The story is instantly engaging and filled with beautiful imagery. It’s easy to get lost into the setting of the mountains. The characters were easy to attach to and root for. Micah’s determination to keep his little group safe, all the while struggling with his own guilt, was admirable. Ingrid’s sweet spirit and unwavering faith made her a very likeable female lead. The faith elements were very strong, often weaving prayer into the story with ease. Hope’s Highest Mountain is filled with heartache, hope and perseverance. I enjoyed it very much! I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy historical Christian fiction and wilderness survival stories. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series, Love’s Mountain Quest, due out in June 2020. To learn more about author Misty M. Beller, visit www.mistymbeller.com ! Hope’s Highest Mountain is available NOW – visit www.christianbook.com to purchase your copy! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
Michele Edgel 13 days ago
I always like to start my reviews with a little bit of information about the author. Misty M. Beller is an author who has set her stories in the 1800’s frontier. She has several well-received series and this is the first in a new series titled “Hearts of Montana”. This book is a fiction book but I can believe that some of the incidents and locations referred to in the story exist or have existed. Hope’s Highest Mountain is about a young woman named Ingrid Chastain and her journey to a settlement to deliver a smallpox vaccination. The book starts with a horrifying accident that claims the lives of her entire traveling party, including her father. She is found in freezing conditions, seriously hurt by a “mountain man” who later turns out to be a doctor with a past. I do not typically read this genre of book, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was enthralled by the storyline and once started I did not want to put it down. The author uses descriptive language to bring the reader into the physical surroundings and paints the picture so well, I sometimes thought I could feel the cold. I also loved that the main character’s Christianity was soft in its delivery but firm in the showing of her faith. You were led into the story of her hero’s walk back to faith in a believable way. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a Christian romance with sustenance. I have received a free copy of this book in return for an honest and fair review - Disclaimer according to FTC 16 CFR Part 255
floraljoy 16 days ago
Heart Wrenching: What a lovely book! It is a gripping tale with the characters facing many trials and tribulations as they journey through the Montana wilderness in the middle of winter. Just reading it made me cold and so grateful for my cozy home and all of our modern day conveniences! At the heart of it is a story about overcoming loss and grief in order to find peace and joy in life again. Micah has misplaced guilt and thinks that he is to blame for everything and that it is up to him to take care of everyone. He has to learn to yield and trust in God; to give up control and see that the Lord is with them and providing for them at all times. Meanwhile Ingrid is dealing with her own loss and it is her faith that allows her to heal and find love. There are lessons here for all of us to learn and despite all the tragedies, it really is a book full of hope and encouragement. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.
BookwormLisa 19 days ago
The human spirit and will to survive drive this story. When it seems as if there is no possible way for the characters to complete their task, a way is opened and hope is revived. Ingrid Chastain and her father are taking smallpox vaccinations to a frontier town. An accident happens leaving Ingrid alone and with a broken femur. Micah is lead to the scene and saves Ingrid and joins her on her journey to deliver the vaccinations. Both Ingrid and Micah deal with a tragic loss. They help each other to emotionally heal and move on to a new life. There are many times where they both could have given up. Ingrid gives Micah the courage to practice medicine again and her faith helps him see the hand of the Lord in his life. This book is well written and is realistic. I could imagine myself there with Ingrid and Micah facing the elements and the unforgiving mountain. This book captured the frontier times and the fight for survival. The romance was not rushed and I hoped the characters would find happiness together. This book contains Christian themes, harsh conditions, and mild kissing. Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Anonymous 21 days ago
I really just couldn't get into this book. Maybe it's because of what going on in my life right now, but it was one of those books that I could set down and forget all about until I saw it again buried under a stack of something. I also kinda struggled with Ingrid and Micah's relationship. Also, Ingrid's name. When they traveled with Joanna, I kept switching the two in my mind. There is nothing wrong with the name Ingrid. It may be a little harsh sounding, but it just didn't fit the character very well. Anyway, back to the relationship, it just seemed...convenient. Micah's been alone for awhile, in the wilderness, and suffered a great loss. He stumbles upon a pretty woman, and ya...after not seeing or being around anyone for a long time I can see how he would be attracted to her. But not necessarily to her, but maybe the idea of her. Anyway, kinda the same for Ingrid. Her father kept her close during her come out years, and it didn't seem like she had a lot of courting experience. So when she gets rescued by a manly mountain man who saves her life, ya, she's smitten. But none of it seemed lasting to me. I will fully admit that it was probably just my mood an my circumstances that made me slog though, so I hesitate to even write anything that could not be a fair representation. But unless I read it again, which I don't see myself doing, I can't change what I'm thinking about this book. *I received a copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
boss421a 21 days ago
I was lucky enough to travel through Montana a year ago, and I fell in love with the state. It was so open and beautiful. We were there in the summer though - I can't even begin to imagine how cold it gets in the winter. I also am amazed at the trappers who lived mostly outside in the rough winter conditions. As a person who is pretty much always cold, I can't even fathom how they would ever be warm or comfortable. That thought was in the back of my mind throughout most of this story. Ingrid is very lucky to be alive, after Micah came across her shortly after the accident that killed her father and maid. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between the two of them. Ingrid was a very strong woman, especially with all the loss she had just suffered. Maybe a bit too strong sometimes. She was really good for Micah though, helping him learn how to live again instead of just hiding from the world. The thing I wasn't so fond of in this story were all of the calamities that kept happening. A few of them were fine, but they just kept coming. It got to the point where I skimmed over the last few of them because it was just too much. This is book one in a series, but I appreciated how it seems to be a stand-alone book. We're not left wondering what will happen with the characters.
BethErin 24 days ago
Much like its untamed mountain setting, this story's plot possesses a grand majesty, an intersection of beauty, purpose, tragedy, and hope which is both inspiring and captivating. The strength of faith and peace of hope are woven into every fiber of Hope's Highest Mountain. In a journey from comfortable familiarity to the verge of complete disaster, Ingrid and Micah repeatedly face seemingly insurmountable odds from all sides including their own individual battles that threaten to overwhelm them from within. The tangible ache of grief tugs at heartstrings and the soothing balm of hope is a warm glow that leaps from the pages of the story and settles into the spirit. I highly recommend this incredible reading experience to all fans of the wilderness and our journey to and through it. Beller's masterful storytelling reaches readers at a special level below the surface where intellect, emotion, and spirit collide in a grace-filled dance for the ages. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own. 
Kathae 30 days ago
In the snowy Montana mountains, survival is not guaranteed. The setting of this book alone was enough to keep my interest, because of the inherent danger. With all the adventure, this survival story was one that kept me reading! Micah had become somewhat of a recluse after his wife and daughter died. But when his doctoring skills were needed, he did not hold back. He was tenderhearted toward and protective of Ingrid, animals, children, and anyone in his care. He was a man who did the hard work to get things done. Ingrid was devoted to her father and his work of helping people. She was also devoted to God, which helped her through the trials she endured. She also had an unbelievably high tolerance for pain. This book has lots of adventure with endearing characters, and a sweet romance. I recommend it for all historical romance readers. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
Barb00 3 months ago
As I started reading Hope's Highest Mountain, I found myself becoming immersed into the storyline, the characters, their difficulties and their victories. Author Misty M. Beller wrote an amazing book that kept my interest and showed God's faithfulness. Hope's Highest Mountain is a delightful read and Author Misty M. Beller's writing is marvelous. This book is Book One of the Hearts of Montana series. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Book Two in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
summer_no9 3 months ago
This book was wonderful writing and compelling to read with that also had a beautiful romantic love story to bring you to go adventure of the great mountain and never expect love that can be happen with they again. This book reminding us again of feeling trust of the heart of love and the happiest will be come after all we had passed through good and bad from our life. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Bethany House for this review”.
summer_no9 3 months ago
This book was wonderful writing and compelling to read with that also had a beautiful romantic love story to bring you to go adventure of the great mountain and never expect love that can be happen with they again. This book reminding us again of feeling trust of the heart of love and the happiest will be come after all we had passed through good and bad from our life. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Bethany House for this review”.
Blooming-with-Books 3 months ago
Hope's Highest Mountain Hearts of Montana #1 By Misty M. Beller Settler's Fort, a remote mining town in the Montana Territory, is in desperate need of the smallpox vaccine. Along with her father, a maid, and a guide Ingrid Chastain is en route to help administer the vaccine and to help any in need of medical nursing. But when their late-season venture meets with a catastrophic fate Ingrid's life hangs precariously on the skills of a doctor who left the profession behind after losing his family to an outbreak he couldn't stop. Micah Bradley wants nothing to do with people having left all that he knew behind - but he couldn't escape his pain, his loss, or his guilt. When he comes upon the tragic scene that was Ingrid Chastain's life he knows that he'll have to do all he can to save her life. But with little in the way of medical supplies and equipment at his disposal, he isn't hopeful. But Ingrid is a fighter and has a hidden strength that will help her through the pain she is about to face. Ingrid isn't about to let her father's last act to be in vain and she is determined to get the smallpox vaccine to Settler's Fort. Now she just has to convince Micah Bradley that the risk is worth it if they can save lives. But reaching their destination will take more than their own strength - a strength found only in faith in God will be their greatest hope as they take on the Rocky Mountains. I really enjoyed the strength of Ingrid's faith and how she helped not only Micah but several others along the way. One feels the loss that has affected these lives, the push to deliver a needed medicine, and the healing that comes with relying on God. This book is told through both Ingrid and Micah's viewpoints and it is interesting to see how they both react to the situations they find themselves facing. The strength of Ingrid's faith makes an impact on Micah as he sees her faith in action and in the face of what she is experiencing. Hope's Highest Mountain is the first book in the Hearts of Montana series and this book, in my opinion, is excellent and I'm more than a little curious as to what will come next. Those who enjoy historical fiction will want to add this to their TBR list. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion all thoughts expressed are my own.
Faye_reviews 3 months ago
A harrowing wilderness journey of endurance and determination. Ingrid Chastain is traveling with her father to deliver much need vaccines to the mountain dwelling folk, but a terrible accident leaves her injured and her father dead, leaving it up to her to complete their mission. Micah is a drifter with a secret past, but when he finds Ingrid he knows that he must help her, so together they make the treacherous journey through the mountains. The first in a brand new series with Bethany House Publishers, it begins with a this high stakes journey of strength, faith, and endurance, not without a high dose of pain along the way. Micah is running from his past with his wandering ways, while Ingrid is an angel of mercy to the mountain folk that she and her father serve. She relies on her faith in God to give her strength for the journey ahead of them, slowing getting to know Micah and breaking down his walls. Slow to start at first, but it picked up after the characters got to know each other a bit. The journey was quite literally very painful, and I just couldn't help but feel terrible for their situation. There was good character building and interaction throughout, and I couldn't help but feel their pain as Murphy's Law seemed to be working in full force in their vicinity. I wanted so much to love this book, but the literal agony of their journey made it a difficult read, because I couldn't stop thinking about how much pain their were both experiencing. My heart went out to them and the author did a great job of bringing their struggling to life. I applauded the strong themes of faith throughout, and the dangerous beauty of the mountains. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
PrincessGlor 4 months ago
This was a lovely introduction to Misty’s books. I thoroughly enjoyed this historical romance. Micah and Ingrid were likable characters and the others we met along the way were great additions to the book. The storyline was an interesting and it moved well. It’s a quick easy read. Honestly based on the characters, there would be an easy next book,and it’s one I would enjoy as well. I will definitely be reading more of Misty’s books in the future! I received this book from the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
EElizabeth 4 months ago
Maybe it was sad news in my life as I read it. Maybe I shouldn't get so involved in the character's lives when I read a book . Maybe it really was as sad as I thought it was. But whatever the maybe or combination of maybes, I found Hope's Highest Mountain by Misty M. Beller to be a sad book. Oh, but through all the sadness, there was the hope that things would get better and a happy ending would come. So I kept on reading as the characters kept on trying to complete their mission.  And in the end, I was so thankful I read this book. Would I recommend it for someone who was looking for a happy, funny book to cheer them up? No, but I would recommend it for someone who needs hope and encouragement to continue doing what is hard even through  grief and trials. Because that is what the characters in this book do, and even though it is a fictional story, one can learn a lot from the way the characters handle the hard times.  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
tickmenot 4 months ago
Climbing Every Mountain! In 1866, Ingrid Chastain and her dad, are on a quest to take smallpox vaccine to the Montana Territory. An epidemic has broken out and the Chastains will not let bad weather, mountains, or Western inexperience stop them. Unfortunately, a horrible accident in a steep mountain pass leaves Ingrid the only survivor--with serious injuries, and little chance to live. However, a rough mountain man, Micah Bradley, discovers her and uses all his strength to drag her to his camp. Despite the danger to her health, Ingrid begs Micah to take the vaccine on to save lives, and justify her father’s death. Can Ingrid convince Micah to make a trip that will take weeks of walking through the snow-covered mountains? Since Ingrid can’t be left alone, how could he bring her with him? Could Ingrid survive a trip like that since she is already in tremendous pain? Micah has demons of his own that drove him away, will he leave the mountains to help? The fascinating characters of Micah and Ingrid immediately draw you into their stories, and keep the pages turning. This clean tale has lots of excitement and adventure. Despite Micah not believing her, Ingrid credit’s God with giving her strength. I highly recommend this 5-star book to all who enjoy well-written tales of the old west with romantic fireworks on the side. Bethany House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Hope’s Highest Mountain, for the purpose of review.
J_Augustine 4 months ago
Can they survive winter in the Montana mountains? I have to confess to having a few mixed emotions about Hope's Highest Mountain. Misty M. Beller is a new to me author but when I saw that the story was set in my home state I was intrigued, especially after seeing that gorgeous cover on the paperback version. So, I'm just going to get the “mixed emotions” part out of the way. Simply, there were some factual issues that bothered me. Will the average reader notice them? I highly doubt it. And I really did enjoy the story itself. Those things just bugged me a bit. And, yes, as I said I did enjoy this story. I read most of it in a single afternoon and couldn't seem to stop turning the next page. I HAD to know if Ingrid and Micah would make it through the Montana winter storms to deliver the smallpox vaccine in time.... I think one of the things I liked the best about Hope's Highest Mountain was that author Misty M. Beller kept the action going. The characters were never left alone in endless dialogue, which can get pretty boring, for long. Danger was always a snowflake or a misstep away. If historical romance in a dangerously beautiful setting is your thing, if you enjoy stories of strong women of faith, if you like tales of adventure, if you just want to escape from the hum-drum of modern life you should check out Hope's Highest Mountain, the start to Misty M. Beller's exciting new Hearts Of Montana series... (I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
ChatWithVera 4 months ago
The mountains of the Montana Territory are terrifyingly described in Hope's Highest Mountain as man and woman struggle against impossible obstacles. Pioneering was never easy. Pioneering in the beautiful and treacherous mountains amidst storms of snow and ice enduring insufferable physical hardship is an unspeakably and unfathomably harsh ordeal. The female protagonist, Ingrid, was on a mission with her physician father and personal helpers to convey the new, life-saving vaccine against smallpox to frontier outposts especially one whose physician was an old-time friend of Ingrid's father. Tragedy intervened; but, as is the case when God is in control, there was a way out of the despairing situation when a strong mountain man came along and helped. The title is Hope's Highest Mountain and there is so much hope flowing from the pen of Misty Beller. Hope to be saved from danger. Hope to heal physically and emotionally. Hope to complete the mission of bringing a source of medical prevention to suffering. Hope of a future filled with love. And most importantly, hope in the faith one has in an all-powerful, saving, God of Eternity. A beautifully written story. About the book: On her way to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory, Ingrid Chastain never anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
Randi_AMDFT 4 months ago
I've recently tried reading several frontier style books--- and while none were horrible books by any means, I just didn't connect with the stories as I have with others. I truly thought that perhaps this style of book simply was not for me. And then I read this one... and I stand corrected because I VERY much enjoyed this one. Anytime I read a story like this, I find myself in amazement and awe of what it must have been like to live during this period of time. These days, if we want to travel we can go by car, train, plane or bus and be there within just a few hours or days! If we need medical treatment or vaccinations, we simply drive to our doctor's office and get it. It's pretty amazing then when we read this book which follows Ingrid and Micah as they travel by foot for weeks to get much needed smallpox vaccinations to a settlement facing an outbreak. And it is no easy walking journey either--- filled with weather and dangers and injuries that certainly kept me intrigued as the story went on. It wasn't a super high paced story, but kept me engaged every step of the way as I read. As interesting as the journey itself was, I really loved the relationship between these two characters as well. I felt they had a believable connection that really had me rooting for them as a couple, and I really wasn't quite ready to see their story end--- perhaps we'll see them again in the next book of the series? I also really enjoyed the faith content in this story too. With so much of the journey out of their control, it really was a great story showing God's plans and how He is ultimately in control of every situation. While we may not be traveling the wilderness in ice and snow on foot, that is certainly a reminder that we can ALL use in our lives, isn't it? Overall, this was a fantastic read. If you love historical romance, this is certainly one to check out. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.
Deanne Patterson 4 months ago
"You're going to have to handle this one, too, Lord." But in truth, didn't God handle every step? Every breath. Every moment they lived. I've always been a fan of frontier stories starting with the Little House on the Prairie books I read as a child. This is my first, Misty Beller book and I have now found a new favorite author, wow! I loved so much about this book. The daughter of a traveling doctor is left an orphan in life after her father's accidental death. She traveled with him after her mother's death and they were the world to each other. The tragedy that causes his death leaves her with a broken femur and unfortunately I can relate since my son broke his a week ago. Ingrid is one strong woman, her faith is so strong despite all she has going against her. Her mission is to get vaccines her father was set on delivering to a remote village that needs them so more deaths don't occur despite her painful injury. Now Micah he has a backstory,sadness and bitter because of the loss of his wife and child he stops practicing medicine since he couldn't save them. Micah is this handsome,work driven, outdoors mountain man but yet he's not afraid to let his tender side show around Ingrid. This perilous journey was literally life or death depending upon the choices they made and the mistakes they may have made. The elements and wilderness were against them, Who was for they you may say? When Micah's spirits lagged with worry and responsibility Ingrid was the one faithfully strong. She had her faith they would survive this dangerous journey. Micah's and Ingrid's romance was a slow burn and it didn't consume the story which I liked to see. There was a romance but the story wasn't bogged down with it. Micah's maturity in his faith walk was so encouraging. Ingrid's strong beliefs in her faith reawakens Micah's dormant faith and he starts he heal from his deep grief through Ingrid's ministrations. I really need to read the REST of this author's books right now! Published October 1st 2019 by Bethany House Publishers. I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.
E_Espinoza 4 months ago
Hope’s Highest Mountain, by Misty M. Beller, is the first book in the Hearts of Montana series. With stirring adventure, breathtaking settings, and compelling characters, this gripping historical romance novel tells an unforgettable story of courage, loss, faith, and perseverance. Set in the Montana Territory late in the autumn of 1866, this story is enriched by Ms. Beller’s vivid, sensory descriptions. Written with thoughtful detail, the setting is truly immersive and influential. From steep slopes, to treacherous paths, to hazardous weather conditions, the setting provides myriad opportunities for impactful scenes that captivate and enthrall. Relevant and authentic, the characters in this novel are truly special. When faced with terrible danger and great hardship, they display immense bravery and determination. In their care and concern for others, they go far beyond expectations. Through peril, fear, and heartache, they persevere, their faith grows, and hope is kindled. Page after page, Ms. Beller’s gift for storytelling is remarkably evident. Hope’s Highest Mountain is an utterly memorable, moving, and meaningful novel. Long will I treasure the hours that I spent savoring the story within its pages. I recommend it wholeheartedly to all readers. *I was given a copy of this novel through NetGalley and CelebrateLit. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own. Throughout Hope’s Highest Mountain, I was thoroughly inspired by the many selfless actions of the characters. Often without thought to their own personal desires or comfort, they gave of themselves to help others in greater need. With whispers of the Biblical “Good Samaritan” story, this theme of selfless service and care for others adds depth to the novel, making it a story that is altogether edifying and uplifting.
Virginiaw 4 months ago
This is a new book by this author that starts a new series. This has been one of my favorite stories by this author. This one made me laugh and cry. I love the characters that they meet and join up with. There are many twists and turns before they get to where they are going. I am really looking forward to more books in this series about Montana. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
WishEnd 4 months ago
HOPE'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN is a story of hardship and adversity among the mountains in Montana during winter as a group of characters travel to deliver vaccines to a small, rural town. As these characters face challenging circumstances, grief and pain, they also find hope, friendship and love, as well as faith in God to see them through. Recommended to Christian historical romance readers! This story started intensely from the beginning when catastrophe strikes, then mellows as the characters get to know each other and as they work through survival. I loved the characters from the start, especially as they worked together to form a strong team. The darling boy and puppy also added some tenderness and fun in contrast to the rugged mountain man and elements. The story had plenty of other climatic moments as these characters traveled and braced themselves against the harsh winter. The romance was sweet and believable. The faith element was strong, but also woven through the story well. In the end, was it what I wished for? This is an engaging story full of faith, hope and friendship, leading to a sweet romance. Definitely worth the read! Content: Clean Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
ARS8 4 months ago
I am thoroughly convinced that author Beller is the Queen of writing rugged, against all odds wilderness and mountain adventures through any and all kinds of weather. If you have ever read one of her novels you know what I am talking about. This one started with a doozy of an opening and I must say that the fortitude and courage of these people really is beyond what I can understand or would want to deal with myself. I know they are fictional, but like the pioneers and those that lived in the past with out all the electronics, electricity, cars, planes, central heating that we have today, how did they do it? My only conclusion is that we have become much too reliant on modern day conveniences while the past folks forged their way through mountains and desert and relied on their own ingenuity. Ingrid Chastain is helping her father to deliver small pox vaccines to a small town before the population is wiped out. Before they make it to their destination the unthinkable happens. The before and the after of Ingrid's journey now looks very different. Now she is very reliant on a once doctor now turned mountain man to not only help her save the townspeople, but also to save her. There was a lot of natural drama in this story line and I wondered how these two were going to get out of their circumstances when so much was stacked against them from the get go. But you'll have to read the story for yourself and go on this very dangerous and courageous journey with them. I was provided a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.