Rocky Mountain Restoration
Series: Rocky Mountain Revival #3
Published by Wild Heart Books
Publication Date July 6, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Written for: Adults
Josephine Thorebourne doesn’t deserve happiness. Not after the mess she’s made.
Mid-voyage, on the steamship Jameson, she learns of the tragic loss of her family’s money. Money she stole with the hopes of turning a profit. What should be a delightful voyage up the Canadian coast turns into a journey of regret. Josephine seeks the solace of the man she loves, only to find out he’s an imposter. Left with no other choice, she must return to her home town of Stony Creek and face the anger of those she’s betrayed.
Owen Kelly was given the opportunity of a lifetime to steward on the SS Jameson. The work meant he could escape his difficult upbringing along the wharves of Chicago. When his heart falls for the woman in cabin eight, Owen must decide if he will continue his work on the ship or follow the love of his life to her Rocky Mountain home.
As Josephine faces the repercussions of her decisions, the future becomes uncertain. Owen is the one person who knows everything and yet still sees the good in her. Will their love survive the challenges the Rocky Mountain town throws in their path?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Rocky Mountain Redemption, Rocky Mountain Revelation
The third book in the Rocky Mountain Revival series, Rocky Mountain Restoration builds on the events of the previous stories. Only it isn’t much-beloved characters reappearing (until the very end). Instead, Snoop and Josephine show up, ready to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting passengers and crew aboard the ship on which they are sailing. Well, to be fair to Josephine, her plans were not so nefarious…
I enjoyed this story of betrayal and repentance. There some interesting passengers on the steamship. I especially liked Owen, who had turned from a childhood of crime to the Savior of the world. His love for Jesus was strong, as was his knowledge of Scripture.
It did appear, however, that I should have known Owen and Maggie’s backstory. It was hinted at and some parts were recounted but I felt like I should have known more. Snoop and Josephine’s story had been told previously, though I confess to not remembering much about it. I strongly suggest that you read the series as a whole to appreciate them together.
If you enjoy historical fiction with a strong faith message, I recommend the Rocky Mountain Revival series.