This Freedom Journey

This Freedom Journey

by Misty M. Beller

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Overview

This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller

A Christian Historical Romance Novel.

Adrien Lockman is through with the political unrest and bloodshed in his home country of France, so he sets off to the Canadian territory’s mountain frontier, in search of a place where a man can live his own life in peace. The last thing he expects to find is a woman, half-starved and half-frozen in a shack nestled among the towering peaks of the great Rocky Mountains.

Mary Standish thought she’d finally found a place where she was accepted, trapping with her husband for the Hudson Bay Company. But when he dies after a gruesome grizzly fight, she determines to carry on their work. After all, life in these remote mountains is better than enduring the scorn and snubs of “civilized” folk. When she’s forced to face a winter harder than any she’s endured yet, her stubbornness may just be the death of her. Until a stranger appears at her ramshackle door.

Adrien had planned to explore the mountain country all winter before he settles down to build a farm in the spring, but he can’t leave this woman to die in the elements. Even though she seems desperate for him to go. As Mary regains strength, she’s torn between wanting to save her dignity, and craving the respect of this man who’s slipped past her defenses. As the winter worsens, the truth becomes all too real—the only way they’ll survive is together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999701256
Publisher: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Heart of the Mountains
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(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.
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.

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This Freedom Journey 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
jcservantslave 9 days ago
I know this was only a novella, but I enjoyed it just as well as the full-length novels in the series! I shouldn't have been surprised, as I've LOVED all of Ms. Beller's books that I've read! Once again, Ms. Beller put me right in the mountains, alongside our hero and heroine, with her beautiful descriptions of the region. I want to visit, myself, now! Adrien is the hero you love to love and Mary draws all of your sympathy, despite the tough exterior. Together, they fight the elements, their own feelings, and (occasionally) each other as they struggle to survive the harsh realities of Canada's mountain frontier. Bravo to Author Misty M. Beller for, once again, stunning me with another breathtaking read!
Virginiaw 7 months ago
This was a quick novella that was very enjoyable. There was a lot of adventure in this short tale. Mary was alone and Adrien comes upon her during a snowstorm and asks to stay with her for a few days. I like how he ends up helping her through her bad times. Very good novella. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
SunnieReviews 7 months ago
Misty M. Beller is really becoming one of my favorite writers. In this novella she draws you right in as Adrien Lockman finds his way in a horrible blizzard to a shack where he finds strong-willed Mary, a pregnant, half starved and nearly frozen woman all alone in the wilderness. It's an exciting book and you won't want to miss reading this. All the books that I have read from this writer are top-notch. I will be reading a lot more! I received an ebook copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.
MeezCarrie 7 months ago
4.5 stars This Freedom Journey is a beautiful story of survival, friendship and faith. It’s also a tender and swoony romance set against the backdrop of the harsh but gorgeous Canadian Rocky Mountains. You will be emotionally invested in these characters and their stories, especially if you’ve followed the series from the beginning and already know Adrien and Mary later in life. The short page count does not detract from the pace at all, and nothing felt rushed or unnatural. Another gorgeous novella from Misty M. Beller! (I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which i purchased in its original collection)
MaureenST 7 months ago
Right from the first page the author had me and I felt that I was in the blizzard that was hitting the Canadian Rockies, and praising God when he stumbles on the Cabin. We are given a woman who has suffered incredible loss and a man who has left his home in France and put them together in the middle of the wilderness, and now we are about survival. I hoped from the beginning to the that these two-lonely people would end up together, but I didn’t know until the end how things would work out the way I wanted. I received this book thought Celebrate Lit Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
DKStevens119 7 months ago
Life in the Canadian Rockies, lots of snow, blizzards, Indians and oh so cold! This author puts you right there with them and you can almost feel the frost bite and stinging of the snow hitting you in the face! Such an interesting and life threatening time  as they battled the terrible Winter weather because the only way they would survive is together.  Such a good story! I was gifted a copy to participate in this books Celebrate Lit book tour my participation was voluntary.
BrendaLee 7 months ago
I listened to the audio of this book and really enjoyed it. The narrator Leonor A. Woodworth does a wonderful job with the voices of the two main characters. Misty M Beller wrote a wonderful book that is Inspirational, full of adventures and hardships with romance mixed in. Oh and I can’t forget the mule because he had a great part of the story too. I loved learning the story of Adrian and Mary whom we met in the other books. You will not want to miss this great book, especially if you have read the two before. I received a promotion code from the narrator Leonor Woodworth and was not required to give a positive review.
BrendaLee 7 months ago
I listened to the audio of this book and really enjoyed it. The narrator Leonor A. Woodworth does a wonderful job with the voices of the two main characters. Misty M Beller wrote a wonderful book that is Inspirational, full of adventures and hardships with romance mixed in. Oh and I can’t forget the mule because he had a great part of the story too. I loved learning the story of Adrian and Mary whom we met in the other books. You will not want to miss this great book, especially if you have read the two before. I received a promotion code from the narrator Leonor Woodworth and was not required to give a positive review.
Phyllis_H 8 months ago
This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller A historical romance set in the Canadian Rockies My rating is 4 stars Adrien stumbled through the blizzard and was relieved to find a shack in which he could take shelter from the almost white-out conditions. He was stunned to find a half-starved, half-frozen woman there and set about to care for her as best as he could. But he underestimated Mary Standish. I really liked Adrien’s noble and kind manner. His faith obviously directed his actions – he was a great example of “follow me as I follow Jesus”. He had great intuition in how to react to Mary’s fears and her grief. Author Misty M. Beller captured the sense of being all alone in the middle of the wilderness quite well. I was able to picture the little shack with the dirt floor and cold wind reaching its icy fingers through the cracks. Brr. The beauty of the Canadian Rockies is a sight I would love to see with my own eyes one day, though I think I’ll plan that trip for spring or autumn. . . Though the relationship between Adrien and Mary developed quickly for modern standards, the way that she went from being almost terrified of him to trusting him did make sense and worked well, especially given the need they had to depend on each other. The overall tone of the story was contemplative and the pace was gentle, if perhaps a little bit slow, at the beginning. Read the full review of This Freedom Journey by Misty M. Beller with a Preview and Guest Post at AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Deana0326 8 months ago
The intricate details of the wilderness the author describes makes me feel like I have transported back in time. I could feel the hard winds and the snow as it covered the terrain. It was very hard to survive during the winter and having to rely on traps wasn't easy. Mary is a force to be reckoned with. She has survived the harsh land alone and isn't sure who this stranger is that has found her place. Mary has been trying to carry on the work her husband was doing, but the winter had other ideas. I loved reading about her shack and how determined she was to survive on her own. Adrien stumbles upon Mary's place and finds her not in good health. I'm really surprised she allowed him to stay, but in her weakened state she had no choice. He proves to be helpful in providing food and slowly her strength returns. I wonder what they thought of each other? It's not everyday you find a traveler in a storm but Adrien is glad he has shelter for now. Mary is very quiet and you can tell in her eyes she has suffered greatly. Will she learn to trust Adrien? There was much danger in the wilderness and the scene with Mary and the donkey was heart stopping. The author clearly has a keen skill of writing where you can picture the action with her words. I am impressed with how tough Mary is and appreciate that the author made her a self sufficient woman. The story is well written and kept me glued to the story. The story has danger, hope and finding your way to God. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and reading about their transformations. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
Ourpugs 8 months ago
This Freedom Journey I really enjoyed this book. Full of adventure and touch my emotions and very inspirational. Adrien is traveling in the blinding snow and comes upon an cabin where he least expected it. He meets Mary who is a widow and trying to survive on her own. Mary was so hard working and very stubborn at times and so brave. It would be a very hard life to live in the wilderness. He also has a mule with him, they had quite an adventure at times caring for the mule, trying to keep it out of the winter elements. The mule added so much to the story. The characters were really real to me. I received this book from Celebrate Lit and was not required to leave an positive review.
Ourpugs 8 months ago
This Freedom Journey I really enjoyed this book. Full of adventure and touch my emotions and very inspirational. Adrien is traveling in the blinding snow and comes upon an cabin where he least expected it. He meets Mary who is a widow and trying to survive on her own. Mary was so hard working and very stubborn at times and so brave. It would be a very hard life to live in the wilderness. He also has a mule with him, they had quite an adventure at times caring for the mule, trying to keep it out of the winter elements. The mule added so much to the story. The characters were really real to me. I received this book from Celebrate Lit and was not required to leave an positive review.
Baranski1987 8 months ago
This Freedom Journey is a novella by Misty M. Beller.  A story that will grab your attention. I could practically feel the cold snow from the blizzard. I enjoyed reading Adrien's and Mary's story.
BrittanyMc 8 months ago
I loved this wonderful novella! The main characters grabbed my heart right from the start and I was very invested in how things would work out for them. This author always does a good job of creating such a vivid description of the vastness of of the wilderness! I feel the isolation along with the characters. Adrien and Mary were such interesting people. I loved learning a bit about their personal backgrounds. Poor Mary had survived a lot of hard situations and I really felt for her. The need to be self-sufficient and strong enough to survive on her own made for what, on the surface, appeared to be a stubborn character. However, there was a lot more to Mary than she outwardly showed. She had a lot to learn about God’s love and Adrien was just the man to help her break free from the hurts of the past. He was a great character. This novella is the prequel to the Heart of the Mountain series. Adrien and Mary show up later in this series, as well, so it was fun to see how their own romance began. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
SBMC 8 months ago
What a satisfying prequel to Heart of the Mountains series! We meet Mary and Adrien through the first two books of the series but don’t learn about their love story until this novella. Their steadfast devotion to each other made them endearing secondary characters but this novella truly brings out their relationship and romance. As is Misty Beller’s style, the stark yet majestic beauty of the Canadian mountainous winter is breath-taking and real. Her writing transports the reader to 1800s Canadian mountains as the winds howl, snow and ice prevail, and man must fight the elements to survive. Even in the midst of this hardship, a tender romance develops between Mary and Adrien. Mary is a young widow, struggling to survive the harshest winter she’s seen since she’s moved from the comforts of eastern US. Adrien is a Frenchman who’s left his country fraught with tension, revolution, and unrest. Mary, the strong, stubborn practical one, slowly learns to lean on someone else other than herself. Adrien is patient, sweet, tender, protective, and loving. Their relationship is based on survival at first but slowly develops into a beautiful love story. Adrien’s faith shows in each of his actions and Mary becomes drawn to that flame of calm and reassurance. Can’t wait for the next book in the series! I was given a copy of this book by the author/publisher and through Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.