About the Book
Book Title: This Courageous Journey
Author: Misty Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: October 9, 2018
As the fifth daughter in a family of nine children, Noelle Grant has spent her life working to be unique. Her love of stories helps define her goal—to be known around the country as one of the top news correspondents of her time. And what better way to uncover sensational stories than to travel through the mountain wilderness to visit the brother she hasn’t seen in years? The trip comes together perfectly as she plans to journey with family friends who will be settling in the same area. Her first inkling that things may not be as perfect as planned comes in the form of the mountain man they hire as their guide for the final leg of the journey.
When Daniel Abrams agrees to guide the small group of easterners along his usual journey northward to the Canadian mountains, his gut tells him he’s making the wrong decision. But if he doesn’t take them, who will? The man in charge refuses to consider turning back. As they start out, Daniel can’t help but notice the woman traveling under the care of her friends. Though she appears too genteel to last long in these mountains, she soon reveals a strength that draws him more than he should allow.
As the dangers of this wilderness become more than the group bargained for, Noelle is faced with the choice to delay her journey northward or proceed alone with the man she’s come to trust against all reason. She never imagines her decision will place her—and the man she loves—in a situation more hazardous than any story her imagination could conjure.
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In My Opinion…
Get ready for a wilderness adventure. Misty M. Beller excels at dropping readers into a rugged setting and bringing the dangers to life—from nature to wildlife and more—and This Courageous Journey is no exception.
When Noelle Grant’s plans are changed, her faith shines through as she takes her decision to God. No, it may not have been the first thing she did, but how many of us have been in the same place? A big decision in front of us that we try to work out on our own until we take it to God for direction?
Through the treacherous trek across the Canadian Rockies, both Noelle and Daniel Abrams, a man of little faith who is guiding Noelle, both must lean heavily on the truth that God is in the midst of trials and tribulations.
While this book is book four in the series, it stands alone well while fans of Beller’s previous Heart of the Mountains books will enjoy seeing some familiar names. This Courageous Journey will get your heart racing with multiple situations of life-threatening situations that leave you breathless (or at least short of breath)
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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.
Guest Post from Misty
Ever Been Struck by Lightning?
One of the fun things about being a writer is the crazy topics I get to research. Without giving away too much of the story, part of my research for This Courageous Journey included uncovering what happens when lightning strikes a person. It turns out anything can happen!
Surprisingly, about nine out of ten people struck by lightning live to tell their story. Each person’s experience seems to be different—some are knocked unconscious, while others are horribly aware of everything happening. One person who was struck said it seemed as if time slowed to a crawl and a white haze surrounded him like a bubble, as excruciating pain shot through him.
People usually try to determine the path the lightning traveled through them, based on where burn marks appear on both skin and clothing, but sometimes that can be difficult if jewelry or coins were touching the body. Survivors might suffer a variety of short- and long-term effects, including—but not limited to—cardiac arrest, confusion, seizures, dizziness, muscle aches, deafness, headaches, memory deficits, distractibility, personality changes, and chronic pain, among others. That may sound like an awful list, but it does beat the alternative!
As I considered the possible effects of a lightning strike when I was writing This Courageous Journey, I was reminded once again how magnificent God’s creation is. Both the incredible power contained in one streak of lightning, and the beautiful inner workings of the bodies He created for us. As the Psalmist said, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made!”
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Lori Smanski says
Thank you for your wonderful review. So right, so many times we try to do things our way before taking it to God. This is very interesting about humans being struck by lightening. I look forward to reading this book.
Kay Garrett says
Thank you for your review on “This Courageous Journey” by Misty Beller and for being part of the book tour.
Lovely cover! Great storyline! Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list.
James Robert says
Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!
This sounds like a series I would enjoy, and I think I might even have part of it on my Kindle… just have to find the time!