About the Book
Title: This Freedom Journey
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2018
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.
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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 Beller
A Inside Look at the Cover for This Freedom Journey
My book covers are one of my favorite parts of the creative process! With most of my books, I have the cover done early, usually as I’m first brainstorming the story. I love to have the heroine on my cover, and I work hard to make sure the woman on the front matches the heroine I’m envisioning for the story. That way I can describe her in the novel the way she looks on the cover. Sometimes I even work in the outfit she’s wearing on the cover!
This Freedom Journey is a novella in my Heart of the Mountains series, so I wanted the cover to be similar in layout and style to the other books in that series. The setting is winter in the Canadian Rockies, so I knew Mary (the heroine) had to be bundled warmly! Funny story: Mary is mentioned in the other two books, although they’re set later in her life. When I first described her in the other books, I imagined her with amber brown eyes. When I chose the final cover for This Freedom Journey, I had to go back and change the amber brown eyes in those other manuscripts to the riveting blue on the cover. 😊
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Misty Beller is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her books are refreshing and greatly enjoyable. She speaks to your heart with her stories.
This is the story of Mary, who is determined to survive and continue doing the work she and her now deceased husband started out to do by moving to the great Rocky Mountains. Mary is strong-willed but sometimes that’s not the best thing, especially when the odds are stacked strongly against you and you’re struggling to survive. Still Mary prevails and overcomes the struggle she faces in territory that she’s still coming to learn about. It’s better than where she started and she refuses to go back.
Adrien is strong and capable of survival in these great mountains but he never expected he’d come across this waif of a woman struggling to make it through the brutal winter they faced. He couldn’t just walk away and leave her. He knew she faced ultimate death if he did. She may even face it with him there helping her but helping was better than just moving on. There was plenty of time to move on in the Spring and start that farm he’d been dreaming of. But really what good was it without someone to enjoy it all with?
The story of Mary and Adrien is one of survival that builds in to love. They need one another and they come together through struggle and strength like no other. You’ll truly enjoy reading there story. Just another of Misty’s wonderful novels bringing characters to life.
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