Monday, June 5, 2017

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

Goodreads Summary

In a few hours, Millie will say “I do” to Bump Anderson, a man who loves her through and through. But would he love her if he knew the secret she keeps?
Millie’s mind is racing and there seems to be no clear line between right and wrong. Either path leads to pain, and she’ll do anything to protect the ones she loves. So she decides to bury the truth and begin again, helping Bump launch a ranch in the wilds of Colorado. But just when she thinks she’s left her old Mississippi life behind, the facts surface in the most challenging way.

That’s when Millie’s grandmother, Oka, arrives to help. Relying on her age-old Choctaw traditions, Oka teaches Millie the power of second chances. Millie resists, believing redemption is about as likely as moving mountains. But Oka stands strong, modeling forgiveness as the only true path to freedom.

Together, Bump, Millie, and Oka fight against all odds to create a sustainable ranch, all while learning that the important lessons of their pasts can be used to build a beautiful future.

My Thoughts

I was a little concerned that I would be lost since I didn't read the first book of this series, but I was able to jump in fairly quickly.  Not that jumping in was easy... Well, it was easy as far as catching up and all, but the dramatic beginning was... well... dramatic!  This book started out with an intense storyline where Millie is basically having a flashback/memory of her rape that happened just 6 weeks earlier.  I certainly wasn't expecting that!

When Mountains Move is a beautiful story of love, strength, trust, relationships, faith, and, while it's a historical fiction, it has the feel of a YA/Coming of age type story.  It is absolutely beautifully written and I am in love with it!  I definitely want to purchase the first book so that I can read it, of course, and also collect the series.

I love reading books that stick with you for a while after you have finished and this one certainly will stick with me.  Another time I am so thankful that I love to read and am blessed with the opportunity to have books sent to me that I might not have picked up on my own!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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