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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous by Misty M. Beller Book Review

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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous follows four sisters as they travel west to locate the woman who helped their late father. What they don’t expect is to have so many dangerous obstacles to face on the way. This historical fiction takes place in the 1830s in what is now Wyoming.

 

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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

Author: Misty M. Beller

Series: Sisters of the Rockies book 1

Genre: Adult Historical Fiction

Pages: 320

Rating: 3.5 stars

Content Warnings: kidnapping, death, animal cruelty, animal death, gun violence, & blood

Synopsis:

In 1837, Juniper Collins and her sisters are shocked by their father’s final request in his will for a special set of beads to be returned to a Piegan Blackfoot woman he credits with saving his life during his travels west. Together, the sisters set out for the trapper rendezvous to find the woman, but their mission turns more daunting when they come upon the mass of men and lodges spread out in the Green River Valley.

Riley Turner came west to find peace and quiet and live off the land, but when four unprotected women arrive at the rendezvous, he feels compelled to help them and is more fascinated by Juniper than any other woman he’s known.

As their search brings only empty leads and dead ends, the sisters must decide whether to return east or stay in the mountains to continue looking–and that’s if the mystery woman is even still alive. Is the risk to honor their father’s last request worth the danger they find at every turn?

 

Spoiler-Free Book Review

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for this ARC. All opinions are my own.

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous reminded me a lot of Forged in Love by Mary Connealy. While the stories are very different, the feel of the book was very much the same. They both included slow burn romances, exploring new places, and danger. If you like one, I think you would enjoy the other as well.

 

What I Liked

  • One of the things I appreciated in this story was the relationships between Juniper and her sisters. I liked that she was close to all of them and was protective of them as well.
  • Riley was such an honorable man, and I love how he took it upon himself to help out the Collins sisters to guide and protect them. I liked that compared to most of the men that were living around the rendezvous, he was completely different and didn’t take on their attributes.
  • The light faith elements throughout the story were a nice bonus for me.

 

What I Didn’t Like

  • I did find this story quite slow for the first 60% of the book. The action and the romance really picked up near the end, and I found those parts quite enjoyable. I’m hoping that the sequel to this book will keep my attention more.

Final Thoughts

I’m curious where this story is going, and I would recommend it to readers who enjoy learning about 1830s history in the US, slow paced stories, and determined characters.

 

Where to Purchase

You can purchase a copy of this book at the following retailers:

Bookshop.org (supports independent book stores) [affiliate]

Amazon [affiliate]

Books a Million (BAM) [affiliate]

AbeBooks [affiliate]

Barnes & Noble

Bethany House Publishers (directly from the publisher)

 

Have you read Rocky Mountain Rendezvous or any other books by Misty M. Beller?

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