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.
"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.
The Mountain Series: Books 1 - 3: The Mountain Series Box SetThe Lady and the Mountain Promise (The Mountain series Book 4)The Lady and the Mountain Call (The Mountain series) (Volume 5)This Treacherous Journey (The Mountain series Book 6)This Wilderness Journey (The Mountain series Book 7)
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