About the Author
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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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Light in the Mountain Sky, a Christian Historical Romance by Misty Beller is the third book in the Call of the Rockies series. Set in 1831 in what will be Idaho this book picks up directly after Hope in the Mountain River, I highly recommend that you read the first two books in the series prior to this book. This book focuses on Adam Joel’s brother and Meksem, a fierce warrior.
What I think about this book.
Light in the Mountain Sky might just be my favorite Beller book yet! This book was entrancing, Beller’s books always pull me in and this was no exception. I felt like I was part of the party trailing the Blackfoot Kidnappers. I enjoyed getting to know more about Meksem with her fierce independence and strength. The book was full of action and adventure, but allowed to see Adam and Meksem develop respect and then affection for each other. I enjoyed how Adam grew in his Faith and how the group sharing and demonstrating God’s love intrigued Meksem into wanting to know God for herself. I have this series so much and look forward to reading their next adventure!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
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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