The Forever Sky is book 4 on Voigt’s Montana Gold series and features several characters from earlier volumes. Although the primary characters are Maisey and Rob, it was fun to catch up with Shane and America. Widowed Maisey’s daughter Phoebe also added an entertaining addition to the story.
In this novel, Rob has returned after three years away, hoping to continue his future with Maisey but she isn’t interested in letting him hurt her again. Unfortunately she is unable to keep her heart under control and the love she had for Rob refuses to remain buried. Every time Rob thinks he might have another chance, something happens to cause another misunderstanding and once again his hope is battered. How can he prove to the wounded Maisey that he loves her and can be trusted with her heart?
I always love a good historical novel, especially one with a western setting. The Forever Sky contains a steady plot, excellent characterization, and enough action, danger, and suspenseful moments to hold a reader’s attention. A touch of humor and a complicated romance add extra interest to this exciting tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to all historical fiction lovers.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Just Read Tours. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: The Forever Sky
Series: Montana Gold, Book 4
Author: Janalyn Voigt
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Genre: Western/Historical Romance
Can a young widow with no faith in love, hope for a future with the man who broke her heart?
Maisey isn’t about to give Rob another chance to reject her love. Why should she believe that the man who left town without a backward glance three years ago cares about her? Life had taught her all about broken dreams, and she didn’t want to hope again. If only her young daughter would stop adopting Rob as a father, ignoring him—and her own emotions–would be a whole lot easier.
Thoughts of the woman he’d left behind haunted Rob for three long years. It wouldn’t have been fair to ask Maisey to wait while he mined a gold claim. After making his fortune, he’d returned to his family in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Rob was ready to settle down, and he’d rather do so with Maisey. But after their first encounter, it was clear that he’d lost her forever.
Circumstances force Maisey and Rob into one another’s company. They learn, through hardship and loss, that the only way to one another is to surrender first to God’s love.
Based on actual historical events during a time of unrest in America, The Forever Sky explores faith, love, and courage in the wild west.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Janalyn Voigt fell in love with literature at an early age when her father read chapters from classics to her at night. After Janalyn grew older, she put herself to sleep with bedtime stories “written” in her head. Janalyn is a storyteller who writes in multiple genres. The same elements–romance, mystery, adventure, history, and fantasy/whimsy–appear in all her novels. Janalyn Voigt is represented by Wordserve Literary. Learn more about Janalyn, read the first chapters of her books, subscribe to her e-letter, and join her reader clubs at her website.
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Hope’s Highest Mountain is a page-turner about a young woman badly injured in a devastating accident in the mountains of Montana and her reluctant yet dedicated rescuer as well as others met on their journey. With vivid descriptions of the snow-covered scenery and details about the necessary measures taken just to survive, the story held my interest to the very end. I was personally thankful that I did not have to endure the privations and danger Hope and Micah experienced.
I liked both Hope and Micah’s characters a lot. Despite her injuries Hope was one determined young lady whose one goal was to see the smallpox vaccines delivered in time to save lives. Micah’s reluctance to help was understandable due to his own tragic loss but Hope’s faith inspired him to do what was needed. While Hope’s Highest Mountain is an enjoyable story, I also liked how it illustrated the importance of following God’s call on one’s life.
I would definitely recommend Hope’s Highest Mountain to readers who enjoy historical fiction, especially that which features a wilderness adventure. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
|Book: Hope’s Highest Mountain
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: October, 2019
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When Ingrid Chastain agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory, she never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. Rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, but she’s hesitant to put her trust in this man who seems to have wounds of his own.
After tragedy struck his family, Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor and escaped to the wilds of Montana. But his self-imposed solitude is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he’s forced to call on his doctoring skills once again.
Micah can’t help but admire Ingrid’s tenacity despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on delivering the medicine–with or without his help–he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After working for 13 years in the corporate world, Misty M. Beller (mistymbeller.com) is now the author of fourteen independently published Christian historical romance novels. Raised on a farm in South Carolina, she combines her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life by writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters. She lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina, is an active member of ACFW, and teaches regularly at conferences and writing groups on effective book marketing.
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Remember Lassie? Old Yeller? Chance and Shadow from the movie Homeward Bound? There was something about these dogs that gripped my heartstrings and made me love them as though I’d known them for years. (And, yes, I cried during every one of these movies and books.)
Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had real dogs I’ve loved too. As far back as I can remember, we’ve had at least one or two dogs, and each one has been my very best friend. They’ve suffered my undying love, even allowing me to dress them up like dolls during my younger years.
But the dogs in my stories have a special place in my heart. Handsome, the sweet little black fluffball in Hope’s Highest Mountain is no exception! He was the runt of the litter, and such a dark black that the story’s hero nicknamed him Shadow. You can see the picture that inspired Handsome at the book’s Pinterest page. Those eyes! Hard not to fall in love, right?
The more I wrote in the story, the more I enjoyed getting to know this little guy, and I could almost feel his soft puppy fur as he snuggled in close. I completely see why Ingrid (the heroine) is smitten him! As you read Hope’s Highest Mountain, I hope you love Handsome as much as I do. Please give him some extra petting for me! ?
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Just when I thought Susan May Warren’s heroes could not be topped, lo and behold she gives her readers Knox Marshall. I have always had a weakness for cowboys – probably because of all the westerns I watched with my Dad as a child. Two of my favorite TV series in my teens were Stoney Burke and Wild Country, shows that only older readers may remember had rodeo settings. Needless to say, Knox was exactly my cup of tea.
The book literally started off with a bang within the first few chapters and the drama, action, danger, and romance just escalated from that point on. I loved the characters. Knox was a somewhat brooding guy, responsible to the nth degree and with a protective streak a mile wide yet he was secretly resentful because he was left to take care of the family ranch while his brothers followed and achieved their dreams. Kelsey was a gorgeous singer in a popular girl band who mostly entertained at rodeos but she was haunted by her past and running from it as fast as she could, hoping it didn’t catch up to her. Then there was Tate, another of the Marshall brothers who will star in his own book soon. I loved getting to know him along with Knox and can’t wait to find out how their stories continue.
As is customary with any book by this author, I devoured it quickly and was disappointed to see it end much too soon. Needless to say I eagerly await Tate’s story.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Montana rancher Knox Marshall’s danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider’s Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and…ordinary. He can’t help but wonder if his best years are behind him.
Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be – vivacious and confident – burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X’s next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves.
Knox and Kelsey’s paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey’s crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited.
When Kelsey’s past threatens Knox’s family, he’ll have to choose between saving the Marshall legacy or becoming the protector he’s always longed to be.
The explosive beginning to the Montana Marshall series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan May Warren
is the USA Today best-selling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over 65 novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.
Readers who enjoy historical western-style romance as much as I do should find “Trusting Grace” right up their alley. Its two primary characters have experienced hardship, loss, loneliness, discouragement, and more which has resulted in difficulty trusting others and little hope for the future. Yet is seems that God had plans for their future that neither of them could begin to imagine.
Both Grace Bidwell and Robert Frasier were widowed. Grace was childless yet yearned for children. Robert had inherited three children he was unaware of until after his wife’s death. Of course most readers would come to the same conclusion I did – Grace and Robert should get together! That would solve the problems of both parties. But as we all know, the road to the perfect (and romantic) ending is usually paved with a few misunderstandings and/or other roadblocks along its usually winding path. Such is the story of Grace and Robert.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale that included several other interesting characters that included Grace’s invalid father and Robert’s children. Another somewhat unusual character blossomed during the course of the story and just might have been involved in a secondary romantic thread. As expected, Brendan’s unique sense of humor popped up frequently during the course of the narrative which added even more spice to the story.
I always enjoy escaping into the pages of one of Maggie Brendan’s books and “Trusting Grace” was no exception. I look forward to her next offering!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
With a farm to run, can a widow possibly hope for new love?
All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband’s farm until she places an ad for a hired hand.
Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart.
Get swept away into Montana’s lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional story.
Read an excerpt from “Trusting Grace” HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maggie Brendan is the CBA bestselling author of the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series, as well as The Trouble with Patience and A Sweet Misfortune. Her books have received the Book Buyers Best Award from the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and the Laurel Wreath Award. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, and Author’s Guild, Maggie lives in Georgia.
Susan May Warren is one of my top ten go-to authors and I make it a point to never miss one of her books. It is a bonus if I am offered a copy to review but if not I will always purchase a copy. It was with great sadness that I read the last book in her Christiansen family series but am now excited to see what else Susie has in store for her readers in the new Montana Rescue series. If “Wild Montana Skies” is any indication, I will continue to be one happy reader.
I loved reading about the rescue team, especially their location at Glacier National Park. My daughter and her husband just spent some time there and her gorgeous photos gave me a background that worked hand-in-hand with the author’s vivid descriptions of the setting. As always Susie’s characters were well-rounded with a depth that made them practically walk off the page. Secondary characters and story lines offer intriguing hints of the books to come which makes me eager to find out what happens next.
Once again Susan May Warren has written a book that combines just the right touch of action, drama, mystery, romance, and faith to make it a winner in my estimation. As I said, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of “Rescue Me”.
A free copy of this book was provided for review by Litfuse Publicity. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The last thing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Kacey Fairing needs upon returning home to Mercy Falls, Montana, is to run into her mistakes. After a devastating crash during her recent military tour in Afghanistan, she is emotionally broken but ready to start putting her life back together. She just wants to reconnect with her teenage daughter and spend the summer working as the new lead pilot of PEAK Rescue in Glacier National Park.
But her mistakes aren’t so easily forgotten. Because Ben King is also back in town.
Country music star Ben King abandoned his past when he moved to Nashville thirteen years ago to start his career. He hoped to heal his broken heart, caused by losing the woman he loved. But when his father is injured, Ben is called home to help manage PEAK Rescue during his recovery. He doesn’t realize his father has ulterior motives until his old flame, Kacey, walks into his house and back into his heart.
Now, with Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben will have to work together to save lives. But when secrets are uncovered and old hurts rise to the surface, will they walk away again? Or can they find a different ending to their country love song?
Read an excerpt from “Wild Montana Skies” HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan May Warren is the ECPA and CBA bestselling author of over fifty novels, including Wild Montana Skies, with more than one million books sold. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She can be found online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.
I always enjoy reading Tracie Peterson’s books because I know I will find a well-written historical romance with compelling characters and just the right blend of drama, danger, and suspense to keep those pages turning. It also doesn’t hurt that her research is excellent and I always learn something new with each one of her novels.
The second book in the Sapphire Brides series, “A Beauty Refined” features Phoebe, a young woman visiting Montana with her father, a German count. An unlikely friendship forms between Phoebe and Ian, a local lapidary but a chance encounter with a familiar woman reveals secrets from the past that place them all in eminent danger.
Once again, I stayed up much too late reading because I HAD to know what would happen next. How could one man be so selfish, heartless, and downright evil that even his own family were just pawns in his quest for wealth and power? There just didn’t seem to be any way that the innocent could come out on top this time so although I knew they would prevail, the suspense kept me on edge until the final resolution of the situation.
“A Beauty Refined” is the second book of the series but it easily stands alone. The story also revolves around Montana sapphires but features entirely different characters and situations. I would suggest also reading “A Treasure Concealed” – for the sheer pleasure of doing so and for the background history of the sapphire discovery. Tracie Peterson’s books never disappoint and I highly recommend any of them.
A copy of this book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem?
Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions—both for her and the gemstones—are not what she thinks.
Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the dignified young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie–a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.
Meeting Ian has changed everything for Phoebe, and she begins to consider staying in America, regardless of her father’s plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger that results when her family’s deception begins to unravel.
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Read an excerpt from A Beauty Refined HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
Find out more about Tracie at http://www.traciepeterson.com.