Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hope's Highest Mountain

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.

My thoughts: I feel like I have read a decent bit of historical fiction, especially books set in the Pioneer days, so (between that and actual history books/non-fiction) I feel like I know a decent bit about the time period. This book introduced me to a lot of new facts about history though! The journey that Ingrid and Micah take through the mountains to deliver hope to a small town had me feeling so thankful to not live back then! I can't imagine how difficult a feat like that would be, though this book gives me a good idea of the dangers one could face. This book is well written and unique, I highly recommend it!
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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