Back cover blurb:
Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fiancé’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister. When Gideon Bryant finds an eastern lady standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too many people to the wild elements of these mountains––his parents, his wife, and now his brother. His love for this untamed land lives on,but he’s determined not
to open his heart to another person. But when an accident forces Leah to stay at the ranch for seven more months, can Gideon protect his heart from a love he doesn’t want? Has Leah really escaped the men who seek her life?
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of 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 andchildren 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.
Loved this book. I really enjoy the settings that Misty chooses. She’s the mountain lady writer 🙂
This book opens with a gripping scene that will have you cheering for Leah from the beginning and wanting her to get to safety. Her journey is not an easy one but it sure is exciting for the reader.
Gideon is a tough character, a man of few words who has built walls around his heart and holds on so tightly that he almost looses Leah, but you’ll have to read it to see how that plays out.
I can’t forget Miriam, she is a wonderful character as well and I see she gets her own book in this series, I think I might need to read it!
A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.