Friday, November 13, 2020

The Lady and the Mountain Man (The Mountain Series Book 1) Reviewed

The Lady and the Mountain Man
This book took me by surprise! 

Because of the title, I was concerned that "The Lady and the Mountain Man" would be too juvenile to hold my attention.  However, since Misty M. Beller is a best selling author, and I liked the Montana setting, I thought I would at least start reading it.  After all, I could set the book aside if it didn't appeal to me.  As it turns out, the opening first few paragraphs caught my attention quickly and the story line kept me interested.

This book reminded me not to judge a book by it's title.  There have been times when a title grabbed my attention, only for the book to be a disappointment.  Even though I love the cover, this book's title didn't appeal to me, but I really enjoyed the story and would highly recommend it as a clean and wholesome romance for anyone.


The Lady and the Mountain Man
(The Mountain Series Book 1- 1874)

 The Lady and the Mountain Man
(The Mountain Series Book 1)
Before his death, Leah's father had entered into an arranged marriage contract with Simon Talbert on behalf of his only daughter.  The wedding was to take place in only 6 days.  As an only heir, Leah would become a very wealthy woman when she obtained the age of 23, in less than a year. 

When Leah Townsend overhears her fiance admit to killing his first wife and prepared to do the same to her to gain her inheritance, she knows she must flee Richmond, Virginia.  Unfortunately, she had no idea where she could go and be safe. 

Leah's friend, companion and former governess, Emily, hatched what seemed like the perfect plan for Leah.  She would go to St. Louis, Missouri, and stay with a family that Emily knew there.  It seemed like an ideal plan until Leah happened to discover that she was followed to St. Louis by Simon's brother.  She had to come up with a new plan, and fast!

Leah decided to answer a newspaper ad from a gentleman in Montana who was seeking a wife.  It was a long way away, and something no one in Richmond would expect.  Plus, she would not be easy to follow.  She immediately sent a telegram to the wife-seeking man in Montana, secured passage on a boat, and left St. Louis.  

Leah was not prepared for the wilds of Montana or the subsequent events that placed her in some very difficult circumstances causing her to depend solely on God's provision.  


My Conclusion

"The Lady and the Mountain Man" was an easy read and one that I really enjoyed.  I read it rather quickly and hated for it to end.  Fortunately for me, when I checked the following morning, I found the Mountain series has 12 books.  I immediately downloaded the 2nd book to my Kindle.

If you enjoy romantic historical Christian fiction too, I know you will enjoy this wonderful book.





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7 comments:

  1. It is always a delight, when you discover a book you really enjoy, to learn that it is part of a whole series. The Lady and the Mountain Man sounds interesting and now you can look forward to many more enjoyable reads in the 'Mountain' series.

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  2. Oh thank you (I think) for another book to put on my must read list! I love this genre of reading material and will certainly look for this. Now here's my problem, my list grows faster than my eyes can read. I need another 6 or 8 pairs of eyes and some hands to hold all these books....not to mention a bigger brain. Thanks Sylvestermouse Cynthia for another great review.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful book for fans of the romantic historical Christian fiction. I love the premise, and since we have similar taste in romantic historical fiction, I value your recommendations highly. Finding a 12-book series from an author you enjoy is a treat, indeed!

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  4. I honestly feel like reading this book right now - that's how much your review has intrigued me. I never read fiction, but your reviews have me re-thinking this! I know I'd love the genre, historical fiction. Apparently historical fiction is one of the most popular categories in books right now. Can you imagine answering an Ad in paper on someone looking for a wife, and off yah go! Omg, to think that happened (probably still happens). I've completed deep self-assessment, and determined that my female self would have been a rebel if I lived in those days. Lol.

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  5. So many good books to read and so little time. This is going on my to-read list!

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  6. This sounds like a lovely and interesting book to read. I need to compile a list of books that I can read when life slows down a bit and this one is going on the list! Thank you for the review.

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  7. Well, now you have me wondering what happens to Leah. Does she grow to love living in a wild place? Did she find a good man? Does this lifestyle strengthen her faith? It is so satisfying to find a series of books by an author you love. I look forward to your next review.

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