The Forever Sky
Series: Montana Gold #4
Published by Mountain Brook Ink
Publication Date December 1, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Montana Reconstruction Era – US – 1863 – 1877
Written for: Adults
Can a young widow with no faith in love, hope for a future with the man who broke her heart?
Maisey isn’t about to give Rob another chance to reject her love. Why should she believe that the man who left town without a backward glance three years ago cares about her? Life had taught her all about broken dreams, and she didn’t want to hope again. If only her young daughter would stop adopting Rob as a father, ignoring him—and her own emotions--would be a whole lot easier.
Thoughts of the woman he’d left behind haunted Rob for three long years. It wouldn’t have been fair to ask Maisey to wait while he mined a gold claim. After making his fortune, he’d returned to his family in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Rob was ready to settle down, and he’d rather do so with Maisey. But after their first encounter, it was clear that he’d lost her forever.
Circumstances force Maisey and Rob into one another’s company. They learn, through hardship and loss, that the only way to one another is to surrender first to God’s love.
Based on actual historical events during a time of unrest in America, The Forever Sky explores faith, love, and courage in the wild west.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Cheyenne Sunrise, Stagecoach to Liberty
Full of beautiful imagery, The Forever Sky had me experiencing the Old West personally. From the sights and sounds of Montana to the deep emotions each character felt, they were brought to life in this fascinating story. I loved the description of the unusually colored woodpecker – it was so different from any around where I live.
Rob and Maisey had been in love with each other for a long time, yet Rob’s need to prove himself drove him away with no word for years! Maisey, despite her desire to trust him when he returns, just couldn’t.
Rob has been away too long, and he is haunted by a bad decision that had devastating results for which he blamed God. After all, God could have prevented it. . . Until he better understood God’s love and sovereignty, he was unable to be at peace. I loved how his cousin, Shane’s faith was so influential in helping Rob see the truth.
Surprising circumstances draw Rob and Maisey together, yet Maisey’s insecurity causes her to misread an innocent situation and accuse Rob falsely. Rob’s pride, understandably, gets in the way, causing a rift between them that seems insurmountable. I appreciated the lesson shared here (and may relate at least a little!), about how important communication is and how harmful it is to assume another person’s motives.
I enjoyed watching Rob and Maisey fumble with their feelings for one another. Rob was very noble in his treatment of her, and yet he still made some very foolish mistakes. Their biggest hurdle was the fear of speaking to each other about the things that were in their hearts.
Maisey’s daughter, Phoebe, was such a joy! I loved her vibrant personality, the way she loved with her whole being, and the way she did her best to get Rob and Maisey together. And when she encouraged her friend Lindsay to trust God – wow!
The Montana Gold series has been especially enjoyable with the history that is shared. Each story builds on the others yet can stand alone. I have now read three of the four, having missed the first one. . .
Readers of Christian fiction and historical romance will enjoy The Forever Sky.