Her heart longs for peace, but peace won’t keep them safe.
Brielle Durand is still haunted by the massacre that killed her mother a dozen years before. Vowing to never let it happen again, she’s risen to be the key defender for her people’s peace-loving French settlement living in hidden caves in the Canadian Rockies. When a foreigner wanders too near to their secret home, she has no choice but to disarm and capture him. But now, what to do with this man who insists he can be trusted?
Hoping to escape past regrets, Evan MacManus ventured into the unknown, assigned to discover if the northern mountains contain an explosive mineral that might help America win the War of 1812. Despite being taken prisoner, Evan is determined to complete his mission. But when that assignment becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of the villagers and Brielle, does he follow through on his promise to his government or take a risk on where his heart is leading him? Either choice will cause harm to someone.
Brielle and Evan must reconcile the warring in their hearts to have any hope of finding peace for their peoples.
Praise for Misty M. Beller
“Misty Beller is a new author well worth watching out for.”–LAURAINE SNELLING, author of The Red River of the North series
“I’ve long been a Misty Beller fan and her books don’t disappoint.”–TRACIE PETERSON, bestselling author
“Misty M. Beller brings the nineteenth-century American frontier to vivid life!”–LAURA FRANTZ, Christy Award-winning author of The Lacemaker
This book begins a new series and the premise is quite intriguing–a settlement of peaceful people living in hidden caves in the depths of the mountains. Then a stranger wanders in.
It was exciting to learn of these folks and how they’d been hidden away for so very long. And the story was rich. I look forward to more in this series.
My thanks to Bethany House for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: August 31, 2021
Length: 301 pages
Genre: Inspirational historical
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08XM7VG3N/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i10