STORY-LINE A MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ROMANCE BY MISTY M. BELLER:
Set in the Wyoming Territory of 1867, Matthias Bjork, descendant of Vikings, spends his life searching for his sister. In between journeys, he stays with a loving German couple; the Shumeister’s consider him a son. While out racing across the landscape, Matthias and his horse, Karl, are felled by the sudden appearance of a woman.
Discovering Opal Boyd, works for the Shumeisters, comes as a surprise to Matthias. Opal’s happier than she’s ever been; secure and loved with the Shumeisters. Opal has no interest in men and doesn’t trust them for good reason. However as she comes to know Matthias, her trust builds. The road to love for Matthias and Opal is rocky and rough, as Matthias searches for his sister and a threat arises which could be the end of Matthias and Opal. My romance book review of A Mountain Christmas Romance follow
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Misty M. Beller created a romance filled with emotion and a story-line which held my attention from start to finish. Including hints of mystery, feelings of mistrust, misunderstandings, romance, and a crisis which changes everything, Beller included all the elements needed for a successful romance.
With several plot threads, Misty M. Beller, brought all the threads together to form a solid book. With well-developed characters, intriguing plot lines, and writing which is easy to follow and read, Beller had no need sex or fluff to fill the pages. This is a clean sweet romance which will tug at your heart-strings. Including the abandoned dog, Charmer, adds to the depth of the story; he’s loving and protective to his pack of humans.
Matthias is a man who thinks he’s not worthy; that things fall apart and go wrong when he’s around. Opal, from past experiences, does not trust men; and has no intention of ever marrying. However God, has a plan He sets in motion for Matthias and Opal. All they have to do is rely on God, listen to his voice, and grab life. We, as humans, find this hard to do at times; as will, Matthias and Opal.
Opal must face and overcome her insecurities and mistrust, before she can accept the love of any man. Matthias is a good man, loving to the Shumeisters, protective, patient, and kind with Opal; how could Opal not fall for this tall descendant from Vikings. I like the way Beller allowed the romance and trust to develop slowly between Matthias and Opal.
Every good romance must a villain or two; Beller created fine villains for A Mountain Christmas Romance. Holding the reasons for Lefton’s hatred of Matthias close to her chest, she did not reveal the what, why, and when, until necessary. I loved watching in my mind’s eye, as Opal faced her enemy and stood up for Matthias. As well as, when she defended herself when another villain thought her a weak woman.
I found A Mountain Christmas Romance well-written with well-developed characters and pacing in line with the length of the book. The reader also sees characters from the earlier book. I love stories which have continuing characters, as we get to catch up with their lives and hear all the latest gossip. Filled with action, a touch of mystery, and sweet clean romance, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.
A MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ROMANCE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest romance book reviews. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary romance book reviews.
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