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Hills of Nevermore (Montana Gold #1)

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Can a young widow hide her secret shame from the Irish preacher bent on helping her survive?

In an Idaho Territory boom town, America Liberty Reed overhears circuit preacher Shane Hayes try to persuade a hotel owner to close his saloon on Sunday. Shane lands face-down in the mud for his trouble, and there’s talk of shooting him. America intervenes and finds herself in an u
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by Mountain Brook Ink
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Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
America Liberty Reed is a young widow on a wagon train to the gold fields of Nevada with a little baby and a big secret. She’s packing a whole wagon-load of guilt along with her meager belongings, not just over the secret she wants to leave behind but all about her entire trip west. A young woman alone with an infant, unable to handle all the work needed to keep her wagon on the trail, she has relied on the help of Addie Martin, another widow, but one with a teenage son and a big dream. Addie pl ...more
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pleasant Surprise

Normally, I wouldn’t gravitate to reading a book about the “wild west.” But Hills of Nevermore is not a “western.” It’s a wonderful story about two widows, America and Addie, who find who find a way to make a living after their wagon train reaches its destination in Montana. They decide to follow the gold rush to Alder Gulch. Nate goes along to find gold with the hope of eventually winning Addie and her son. Shane, the itinerant preacher, incorporates Alder Gulch to his circuit,
Edward Arrington
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a good western with a lot of action and drama. It needs good guys and bad guys, some Indians, danger, people of strong faith, and some real adventure. This story has all of that and some romance for those who don’t want to read a novel with no romance. In fact, there are two lovely widows in this story and maybe several men who are interested in them. Most of the story takes place in Virginia City and the surrounding area. The author does a great job of describing the characters with thei ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hills of Nevermore by Janalyn Voigt is the best introduction to historical romance I could have asked for. Weaving together the lives of two widowed mothers and a traveling preacher seeking redemption from a violent past, Voigt tells an overarching story of grief, shame, and the bitter painful cleansing of redemption.
Beverly Cheevers
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay... let's try this again, shall we? (I spent over an hour last night writing my review, then it disappeared when I hit "submit." Ugh. Guess that means I should shorten it.) ;) Anyhoo!

I enjoyed Hills of Nevermore. It was my introduction to Janalyn Voight. It won't be my conclusion.

Her narrative is captivating and delightfully descriptive (so, not overly so!); her characters are believable and empathetic, and their dialogue and relational development, natural; the pace is steady, but she inclu
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hills of Nevermore is filled with action, history, obstacles to overcome and romance. I was right in the midst of this inspirational historical romance book by Janalyn Voigt. The message of God's love and salvation plan was interwoven that played out beautifully with the characters' lives. The characters were well developed and faced so many issues during this historical era--Montana Gold Rush. Shane and America had a lot to learn and overcome with their past. Shane's call to be a preacher and n ...more
Barbara Thompson
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Remarkable Book!! The storyline with the twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Each character is perfect in their role and I found myself absorbed in each page. Looking forward to the next book and I highly recommend reading this novel.

I received a complimentary copy from the author. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
Carol Freels
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great novel

Janalyn has outdone herself with this novel. I was held captive following America's story. The pictures she paints with the telling of this story are superb to say the least. A well written book to share with my book club at church!
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May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two lost souls risen from the ashes of loss of opposing hardships find freedom, redemption, and a new start on the American frontier.

A privileged young woman with a big lie on her heart feels she’d been dealt God’s justice when her new husband dies and she’s left to fend for herself and her newborn. A circuit preacher faces his sense of inadequacy when he sees little reward for his labors in the wild west just opening up to fortune-hunters and the fast life that goes with it.

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Escape into creative worlds of fiction with a multi-genre storyteller. A precocious reader from an early age, my early exposure to literature in many genres by a wide range of authors gave me an eclectic background and an intuitive grasp of storytelling.

My books all contain adventure, romance, history, suspense, and fantasy or whimsy. How these elements combine in a story determines its genre. Th
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