About the Book
Author: Misty Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: November 9, 2021
This epic journey is his last chance to start a new life.
After being cast out of his Blackfoot village for his kindness to the Nez Perce captives, Chogan travels west in search of meaning for his life. Meaning that doesn’t require killing or torturing innocent people. Though the lovely face of Telípe, a Nez Perce woman, is imprinted on his heart, he avoids her village. She deserves a happy life with her husband and coming child.
With her husband dead and the birth of her babe imminent, Telípe’s reality looks nothing like she planned. She’s been forced to return to the village where she grew up and the chaos of her family’s lodge—with all her boisterous younger brothers. She desperately desires to start a new life for herself and the babe growing within her, but she can’t seem to climb above the mire of her past. When she stumbles into the brave who’d shown her kindness during her captivity, something ignites within her—a new hope.
Chogan’s determination to stay and help Telípe is thwarted by her people’s fear and hatred for his tribe—especially since he was among last winter’s kidnappers. It doesn’t matter that he did everything he could to keep her and her unborn child safe and comfortable during that awful event. But as a new predator threatens the safety of the village, Chogan determines to take down the massive wildcat that’s already injured several children—including one of Telípe’s younger brothers. When the danger escalates, Chogan is faced with an impossible choice. No matter which option he chooses, his life will never be the same—nor that of the woman he’s come to love.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.
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Another mountain adventure by author Beller, but this time we stick closer to the Native American camp where many characters from earlier on in this series have settled for a time. The focus is on Telipe and her captor/honorable brave Chogan's story.
I did not read the story where Telipe was kidnapped by the Blackfoot tribe, but this story read well as a stand-alone anyway. Telipe who is very pregnant at the beginning of this story and is struggling to find her place in her world after the recent death of her husband. Even though theirs was an arranged marriage, she did look forward to sharing her life with him. Now alone and about to be a mother and relying on the kindness of her brother and his family, Telipe feels lost and uncertain. That is until Chogan, her one time captor and protector, steps out from the shadows again. She is confused by the feelings he brings up within her and she is on guard for other reasons as well.
Chogan is an honorable character. He did not go along with the capture of others for slaves, but only wanted to prove his worth to his father. But that did not go well and now he is a wanderer searching for the Great Spirit's guidance and unable to forget the woman who made such and impact on his heart.
This is not a long story but much happens as they find each other again and how Chogan and Telipe see a chance for a family, fitting in with this village, and the longing to be part of the close relationship, even despite the different nationalities of the small group of friends in the community. All the while everyone is on edge as a dangerous predator stalks them.
I enjoyed getting a chance to reconnect with some previous characters and for a glimpse into a Native American village.
I was provided a copy of this novel by the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
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.
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.
More from Misty
When minor characters get their own story!
One of the things I love about writing in series is the chance for minor characters to become major characters, with fascinating lives and personalities of their own! The heroine in Honor in the Mountain Refuge, Telipe, first appeared in Light in the Mountain Sky as Meksem’s little sister who was kidnapped by a band of Blackfoot warriors. Even when I’m the writer, characters often surprise me by doing things very differently than what I expected!
Telipe did exactly that in one of the final scenes of that previous book. When Meksem and her friends showed up to rescue Telipe and the other captives, Telipe actually braced herself in front of one of one of her Blackfoot captors, stopping anyone from injuring him. Why would she do that?
In that book, Telipe only says that the man had been kind to her when the other warriors were not. I knew there HAD to be more though.
I pray you enjoy learning Telipe’s story as much as I did, including how that Blackfoot brave she protected shows up again in the most unexpected of places!
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