Today I am reviewing When Mountains Move — by Julie Cantrell.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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.
The story is set in the 1940s . . . I don’t read a lot of historical stories, although Amish Fiction seems like it could be considered historical, considering the lifestyle of the plain people. However, I was asked to read When Mountains Move – and I’m glad I did.
I can appreciate much about this book . . . the author did an amazing job of making me see what the characters saw. I felt the excitement, and the anger (when called for), of Millie, as she pushes down an secret – and marries Bump Anderson (you just know he’s got to be colorful character, with a name like Bump Anderson).
But I’m not going to say anything else. I want you to read it for yourself! And if you read it, leave me a comment, letting me know what you liked — or didn’t like — about it.
God Bless You!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt