Ingrid Chastain readily agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to a mining town in the Montana Territory. She never could have anticipated a terrible accident would leave her alone and badly injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man who tends her injuries, she's hesitant to put her trust in this quiet man who seems to have his own wounds.
Micah Bradley left his work as a doctor after unintentionally bringing home the smallpox disease that killed his wife and daughter. But his self-imposed solitude in the wilds of Montana is broken when he finds Ingrid in desperate need of medical attention, and he's forced to face his regret and call on his doctoring skills once again.
Micah can't help but admire Ingrid's tenacious determination despite the severity of her injuries, until he learns the crate she brought contains smallpox vaccines to help quell a nearby outbreak. With Ingrid dead set on trekking through the mountains to deliver the medicine--with or without his help--he has no choice but to accompany her. As they set off through the treacherous, snow-covered Rocky Mountains against all odds, the journey ahead will change their lives more than they could have known.
In the snowy Montana mountains, survival is not guaranteed. The setting of this book alone was enough to keep my interest, because of the inherent danger. With all the adventure, this survival story was one that kept me reading!
Micah had become somewhat of a recluse after his wife and daughter died. But when his doctoring skills were needed, he did not hold back. He was tenderhearted toward and protective of Ingrid, animals, children, and anyone in his care. He was a man who did the hard work to get things done.
Ingrid was devoted to her father and his work of helping people. She was also devoted to God, which helped her through the trials she endured. She also had an unbelievably high tolerance for pain.
This book has lots of adventure with endearing characters, and a sweet romance. I recommend it for all historical romance readers.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
About the Author
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 daughters 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.
Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family--both immediate and extended--is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream.
Learn more at MistyMBeller.com.