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What will it take to survive This Healing Journey?

About the Book

Book: This Healing Journey

Author: Misty M Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: July 18, 2019

This Healing Journey Cover

The mountain wilderness of her family’s home in the Canadian Rockies is all Hannah Grant has ever known. Now at the age of twenty-four, she’s on a journey to help her father to find the son he gave up for adoption three decades before. This is Hannah’s chance to discover the life she’s missed out on so far—and hopefully find a husband along the way. But she certainly doesn’t plan to fall for the first man she meets.

Years in the Calvary provided Nathaniel Peak with more than his share of violence and adventure. That life behind him, he wants nothing more than to settle down in the beautiful Montana mountains and raise his own stock—in peace. The last thing he expects is the savagely wounded child who shows up in his barn. Nor the woman he comes to rely on for the girl’s care.

Hannah can’t help but fall in love with the brave Indian child who so desperately needs her, but no matter what, she can’t let herself fall for the man whose past choices go against everything she believes in. As the situation grows worse, Hannah and Nathaniel are forced to make a heart-rending decision to save the girl’s life. Little do they imagine, the choice they make could spell disaster for them all.

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Book Review:

This Healing Journey takes the call to adventure and delivers a powerful story of love and the healing balm of family.

I’m sad to see this series end, and since I missed the beginning of the series, I’ll be going back to read those as soon as I have a minute.

Nathaniel and Hannah were probably my favorite couple out of all the books I’ve read in this series. Hannah’s straightforward I-can-do-it attitude left Nathaniel befuddled on a few occasions that I found endearing. When Hannah does need help, Nathaniel wastes no time jumping into action.

Little Itu warmed my heart. Her initial fear and suspicion giving way to trust and love made a mark I won’t soon forget.

The secondary storyline between Simeon and Reuben tied up some loose ends from earlier in the series and provided an overall character arc for several people. Hannah’s incessant concern that her father would think she was too much trouble and stop loving her ensured I would keep reading in hopes of getting resolution.

The spiritual thread has been strong through the entire series and I wasn’t disappointed in this final installment. There are moments of concern when one person or another worries, but their faith eventually wins over their fear.

I would recommend this book, the entire series, in fact, for anyone who is a fan of historical romance. Especially fans of ‘settling the west’ type books. You’ll not be disappointed.

I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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 children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

More from Misty

Occasionally I hear readers debate about whether they prefer to read a series of books from an author, or only standalone novels. Personally, I love series—both reading and writing them. There’s something about seeing characters I know and love from past books that makes me warm and happy inside. Can you relate?

One of the first series I wrote, the Mountain Dreams Series, included five books that told the stories of several families intertwined through marriage and God’s connections. Those characters are still so dear to my heart! When book 5 ended, I had so many readers ask for more in the series, I began dreaming of a spin-off series with a very special connection to the hero in book 5. Enter: the Heart of the Mountains Series.

I’ve LOVED every story in this 7-book collection, taking each journey with the characters as I laughed and cried and uncovered their secrets. For the final 7th book, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m reuniting many of the characters from BOTH series! Simeon Grant (from Heart of the Mountains, book 1) goes on a journey to find the son he gave up for adoption as an infant (the hero in Mountain Dreams, book 5).

This Healing Journey has its own leading lady, Hannah Grant (the baby born at the end of This Treacherous Journey, all grown up and as tough as any lady raised in the Canadian mountain wilderness). And a new character, Nathaniel Peak, who stars as the hero (and who I fell in love with IMMEDIATELY!).

Even if you’ve never read any of my stories, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Especially if you love adventurous mountain stories as much as I do!


4 thoughts on “What will it take to survive This Healing Journey?”

  1. Your book sounds intriguing and like a real good read! I’ll have to add it to my to be read books list. Thank you so much, I enjoyed reading the review and learning a little more about you. God Bless you.

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