Tuesday, July 07, 2020

LOVE'S MOUNTAIN QUEST - Misty M Beller - One Free Book

Bio: 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 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. 

Welcome back, Misty. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Sure. J I’m a wife, mom of four kids, and full-time writer. I was raised on the family farm in South Carolina and trained horses professionally for a few years. As much as I loved working with animals, for multiple reasons, I knew it couldn’t be a career for me. I took a job in the corporate world and worked there for about 13 years. It was during that time that I began writing fiction.
How did you become interested in writing?                                                                                             
I was putting together my bucket list, and realized that I really did want to write a novel. So, "Write a novel that's published" made it near the top!

I decided, it's now or never, and made the commitment to do it. So I had a general idea that I wanted it to be a Christian western romance. But where to start? I finally decided I needed to find a good book to help me plan. I stumbled upon (a.k.a. God led me to) the best possible book to help me get started with a great plan: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. For all you writers out there, I can't recommend it highly enough!

From there, I've soaked in every bit of writing instruction I can from some amazing groups and individuals. And I've spent countless hours sitting with my laptop pouring out words onto the screen.         
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
My favorite books to write are set in the majestic Rocky Mountains and full of adventure. Love’s Mountain Quest is the story of a mother’s journey to saver her 5-year-old son who’s been kidnapped by a gang of thieves. Can you imagine how that must feel as a mother? The terror of not knowing what your child might be facing. The horror of the situation being so far out of your control.

She enlists the help of Isaac Bowen, a mountain man who’s helped her once before. Together they set of to recover her son and the friend who was stolen with him. I love Joanna’s tenacity to take action in the face of fear. Ever heard the phrase, “Cowgirl up?” This woman knew what that meant!
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?    
One of my favorite themes to write about is God’s love, and the way He guides us in His plan if we’re intentional about seeking His will in each decision. An underlying (and connected) theme in this book is that God’s forgiveness is real. He’s the God of second chances!                                                         

Yes He is!! Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
I pray this story draws readers closer to God. I pray they seek His will for their lives each step of the way, and aren’t afraid to accept God’s grace and the fresh slate He offers when we seek His forgiveness.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
Aren’t there so many amazing books these days?! I’ve been loving all the great new releases this year, not to mention all the fabulous older titles. J My brand is very much adventurous historical Christian romance set in the Rocky Mountains. Readers of my stories know they’re in for an exciting story and strong characters. J A few swoon-worthy mountain men are always a nice addition.   
I love those mountain men. How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
Great question! I guess the theme about God’s love and following his leading is a consistent theme in my books because it’s been so vital in my own life. I NEVER would have dreamed God would lead me to become a full-time writer, but I’m so grateful He has! I pray daily that He would give me the story and words He wants me to me to write, and that He would use them for His work in the lives of readers.                                                                                                                                                                                  
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
That’s like asking which of my kids I like best. J

One of my favorites is Matthew 6:33, which has been my year verse for the past couple of years: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (NKJV)
When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
My four kiddos keep me busy! They range in age from 1 year to 13 years, so they always have things going on, it seems. J

Readers, I wanted to share the back cover blurb:
After losing her husband in the Rocky Mountain wilderness, young widow Joanna Watson is struggling to make a new home for her five-year-old son, Samuel, in the little mountain town of Settler's Fort. When she returns home from work to find Samuel and the woman watching him missing--and the sheriff dead--she enlists a man she prays has enough experience in this rugged country to help.

Isaac Bowen wants nothing more than a quiet, invisible life in these mountains, far away from the bad decisions of his past. But he has a strong suspicion of who's behind the kidnapping and murder, and if he's right, he knows all too well the evil they're chasing.

As they press on against the elements, Joanna fights to hold on to hope, while Isaac knows a reckoning is coming. They find encouragement in the tentative trust that grows between them, but whether it can withstand the danger and coming confrontation is far from certain in this wild, unpredictable land.
As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
First, thank you so much for sharing your readers, Lena! You’re been such a blessing to me and countless other writers.

Readers, I know this year has been hard for so many, but please know I’m praying for you! I pray that God would strengthen and protect you and your loved ones, and give you peace. Hugs and blessings to you!

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
I love to connect with readers! One of my favorite ways is through my newsletter, and readers can get a free copy of my book, A Pony Express Romance, when they sign up for the newsletter. Here’s the link for that: https://mistymbeller.com/freebook

I can also be found at these links:
Thank you, Misty, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. They are going to love it. And readers, if you haven’t read it be sure to get the free copy of A Pone Express Romance. I loved it, too.

Readers, here are purchase links for Love’s Mountain Quest:

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Caryl Kane said...

Hello Lena and Misty! Love's Mountain Quest sounds amazing.

Caryl K in TEXAS

Misty M. Beller said...

Thanks, Caryl! I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy Joanna and Isaac's story!

Sharon Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Elva Cobb Martin, South Carolina said...

Misty, I loved this interview and printed it out to keep. You shared so much about yourself and Love's Mountain Quest sounds like another winner for sure.
Elva Cobb Martin, Anderson, SC

Misty M. Beller said...

Great to see you here, Elva! :-)

Lucy Reynolds said...

Good morning ladies. Would love to read. Thank you for sharing. Blessings from WV.

Kay Garrett said...

Love Misty M Beller's books! Can't wait for the opportunity to read "LOVE'S MOUNTAIN QUEST" which is definitely on my TBR list.

Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. Shared and hoping to be the very fortunate one selected.

Be safe, stay healthy and have a little adventure along the way - even if through the pages of good book.
Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

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apple blossom said...

Sounds like a good book.
Live in ND

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Abigail Mitchell said...

I've yet to read Misty Beller's books but I had the honor of meeting her at the CFFR! I loved it so much! And can't wait to read her books!
Abigail in VA

Misty M. Beller said...

Hi Lucy! So great to see you here! Hope you love this new story. :-)

Misty M. Beller said...

Kay, I can't wait for you to read Love's Mountain Quest! And I love your last sentence: "have a little adventure along the way - even if through the pages of good book." That sounds like my life's motto! :-)

Misty M. Beller said...

Apple Blossom, hope you enjoy! :-)

Misty M. Beller said...

Abigail, I LOVED meeting you at CFFR!! That was such a fun weekend. I'm sad they're not going to be able to continue it with Storyfest this year, but I'm already looking forward to next year! Blessings!

Nancy Payette said...

Gorgeous cover! FL

Misty M. Beller said...

Thanks, Nancy! The Bethany House team did an amazing job with it, didn't they! :-)

Anonymous said...

Misty is a new to me author. This story line sounds great and this would be a good book for summer reading.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in New York

Winnie said...

I've heard so many great things about Misty's books, but I haven't had the pleasure of reading one yet. Thanks for the fun post and chance to win!
Winnie T from Utah

Misty M. Beller said...

Maryann, it's so great to meet you! Hope you get a chance to read Love's Mountain Quest this summer. :-)

Misty M. Beller said...

Good luck, Winnie! :-) Blessings!

Patty said...

Misty is one of those Christian fiction authors that I’ve heard a lot about, but I’ve never read one of her books. Thanks for the interview and giveaway ladies.
Patty in SC


Misty's book sounds like such a good book please enter me in the giveaway Thank You SARAH T. OHIO

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This sounds like a must read! Thanks for sharing.
Connie from Kentucky

Melissa M. said...

Not sure if I'm too late to enter, but just in case...
Melissa from TN