Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Sisters of the Rockies #2
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Publisher: Bethany House
Lorelei Collins possesses a soft heart for any animal in need, so when she finds a buffalo calf bawling beside its lifeless mother, she can't help but bring it home to raise on the ranch she and her sisters are building in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Little does she realize that its white coloring is rare and considered sacred by Native Americans, which makes it highly valuable to them and European trappers alike. Men soon begin to visit their ranch to regard the marvel, with some trying to woo Lorelei into marriage and others trying to steal the calf outright.
When the men's advances become more sinister, Lorelei approaches Tanner Mason, the quiet and mysterious owner of the new trading post, with an idea: she and the calf will move to his post, along with her family's trusted Blackfoot friend. This will solve both their problems by bringing customers to his trade room and protecting her family from the trouble brought on by so many strangers. Yet as the danger travels with her, Lorelei and Tanner are faced with a threat greater than anything they're prepared for--one that will test the limits of their abilities and the love growing between them.
Reviewer: Raechel Helwig
It was a joy to read a book by author Misty M. Beller, and Rocky Mountain Promise was my first. Her writing style is beautifully done and easily captivating.
This is the second book in a series, and so I do think reading the first one might have been a good idea just to get to know the other characters a little better. However, I still think Rocky Mountain Promise was easy to understand on its own, and I didn't feel lost or confused at all while reading it.
The main character Lorelai Collins has such a tender heart for humans and animals alike. I love how she rescued the rare white buffalo that was orphaned and how she continued to care for it so lovingly. Her strong faith in the Lord was also beautifully displayed throughout the story, which I appreciated. Tanner Mason was also a good, strong character, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship play across the page.
I found some parts of the story a little slow at times, but I think that is a "me" thing and not due to the book itself. While I do enjoy an occasional mountain/western story, I think that maybe it's not my favorite genre. There is nothing wrong with the story or the writing style. Objectively, I think those are both very good. I just realized that my sister's favorite genre may not be my own.
Still, I am very glad for the opportunity to read this book, and I'm excited to pass it along to my sister, whom I know will love it!
This book was provided courtesy of Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews for my honest opinion.
Reviewer: Billi Varela
This is the second book in the series. We are back in the Sisters of the Rockies series with the Collins sisters. There is adventure, and it keeps you turning the pages.
Lorelei is an animal person who, in the first book, saved a coyote pup, whom they named Boots. You could tell right away how much she loved animals.
Tanner is the new owner of a trading post and is taken by Lorelei. He offers to help her and her rare baby calf. He doesn’t see himself highly, but he is there to help Lorelei. Lorelei, though, makes him see that he is worthy and loved. I loved his character. The romance is sweet between them.
I liked the God message in this book. The sisters are believers, and Tanner comes to deal with his faith in this book.
This is a clean read with no sex or language in it.
I requested and received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Nora St. Laurent
This second episode of Rocky Mountain Rendezvous features Lorelei, the family’s younger sister. She is an animal lover, so when she sees an abandoned baby white buffalo, she has to stop and help. She is unaware that this buffalo is sacred and considered lucky by the natives.
As owner of the nearby trading station, Tanner is aware that the animal would attract unwanted attention to Lorelei and her family. The locals would do anything for the chance to see and touch this buffalo.
These endearing characters are instantly likable and gripping as they deal with some horrific circumstances. I like how the author rolled Lorelei’s family drama, danger, mystery, a splash of romance, and the outlaws into a compelling, insightful novel. Although you could read this on its own, it’s best to read the first one in order to catch up on the experiences this family has already endured.
This author's novels take readers on a wild ride through history and the joys and hardships the characters go through. It makes me appreciate the times we live in. This is a wonderful escape and one that would make for an intriguing book club pick.
Disclosure Material Connection: I requested and received a copy of this book from Bethany House through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Reviewer: Nikita Wells
I love a great family story, and this series is becoming just the thing to read when you want a cozy, feel-good book.
I loved Lorelai's sweet and caring nature and her love for helping all creatures in need. She and her sisters love each other well, and they're a pretty tough group of western ladies that are fun to read about.
Tanner's character was well-written, realistic, and relatable. He was a well-rounded and selfless gentleman who treated anyone he met with due respect and dignity.
This is book 2 of 4 in the Sisters of the Rockies series, and I definitely enjoyed it! Misty has done a beautiful job painting a vivid image of the scenery found in the Old West and what life might have been like back then.
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of Bethany House through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to write a positive review, and the thoughts above are my own.
Reviewer: Jeanette Durkin
This is a fantastic book! The story is so unique and fascinating. There are some harrowing circumstances that take place. There's sadness and love.
The imagery in the book brings the frontier mountains to life. Misty does such a wonderful job with her descriptions of her characters and the setting.
I liked the familiar characters—the sisters: Rosemary, Faith, Juniper, and Lorelai. They are strong women who run their ranch and support each other.
Lorelai's love for animals is apparent. She has a healing touch, too.
Tanner is wonderful! He's someone who struggles with self-worth. He's a protector, strong, and compassionate.
Honorable mention to the buffalo calf! I love him! He's so sweet and perfect!
The love story is very sweet! Tanner likes making Lorelai feel appreciated and loved.
My favorite parts involve the mention of God. His faithfulness, His love, and how He cares for all creatures great and small.
I can't wait to read the next book! I know it's going to be wonderful!
I was provided a copy of the book from Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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