About the Book
Book: Light in the Mountain Sky
Author: Misty M. Beller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: September 29 , 2020
This epic journey may seal her fate forever.
Determined to prove her worth, Meksem fiercely fought to earn her place among the warriors in her Nez Perce camp. When her half-sister is captured by an enemy tribe, she refuses to trust the rescue to anyone else. But her new friends insist on joining her mission, and she battles between relief and frustration at their presence. Especially the white man who peers at her as if he can see through the face of the warrior she struggles so hard to maintain.
Spaniard Adam Vargas thrives on adventure wherever his travels take him. He’s fallen in love with this Rocky Mountain wilderness, as well as the spotted horses the Nez Perce tribe raise. His fascination with this Indian maiden-turned-warrior catches him off guard though, including the way she seems to be fighting for more than her sister’s safe return.
The journey proves more perilous than any of the group expects, and the secret Meksem hides becomes impossible to conceal. If they live through this mission, the life they knew will never be the same again.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and intense adventure.
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This is the third book in the Call of the Rockies series and the descriptive powers of author Misty M. Beller made me feel like I was on this perilous journey during the Winter of 1831. I could feel the bone-chilling cold and watch the snow that never seemed to quit falling on this search party traveling through the Rocky Mountains. I marveled at the bravery and determination of a young Indian maiden in her efforts to save her sister after she was kidnapped by the Blackfoot Indians and I could understand her desire to prove her self-worth. Meksem was more than an Indian maiden--she was a warrior and it wasn't until she met Adam Vargas that she thought that she could be both!
I enjoyed seeing Meksem's growing awareness of this man named Adam as they braved the elements and faced the unknown dangers together and I was touched by his gentleness and kindness. Meksem realized that he looked at her "As though he saw both the person she really was and the person she wanted to be. The only other human who'd ever seen that had been her father." Adam's Christian witness also prompted her to question God, and later, experience a spiritual awakening through his sharing of God's Word.
This story is filled with adventure, danger, and rich historical detail but there is also a strong faith element and a sweet and promising romance. I recommend Light in the Mountain Sky to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was never required and no monetary compensation was given. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
About the Author
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.
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Early Nez Perce Business Women
As I’ve been researching for my current Call of the Rockies series, I’ve had the pleasure of diving deep into the culture of the Nez Perce tribe. I found it interesting that one of the primary food sources of The People (as they called themselves) was camas roots.
But what really drew my notice was how the women would cultivate entire fields of camas root, store what they needed for their family through the winter, then use the extras for bartering. Some savvy women would become quite wealthy from their business dealings!
The bulbs of the camas plant are full of calories and nutrients, and each fall, Nez Perce families would travel to their particular camas meadow (a section of land whose camas rights had probably been passed down from generation to generation within their family). Many of these meadows were located near present-day Weippe, Moscow or Grangeville, where the onion-shaped bulbs grew thickly.
Women used pointed wooden tools to harvest the bulbs, and could often gather over 50 pounds a day, satisfying their full winter’s supply within just a few days.
Native American peoples who ate camas include the Nez Perce (Nimíipuu), Cree, Coast Salish, Kalapuya, and Blackfoot, and Yakama, among many others. Not all of these people groups harvested camas themselves. Instead, many relied on trade in order to procure it. Trade networks were established all the way from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean, and a shrewd businesswoman who tended her camas meadows well could provide everything her family needed and more!
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