A Mountain Man's Redemption


HISTORICAL/WESTERN:  Philip Grant has been roaming the mountains and forests of the Montana Territory for years. As a fur trapper he’s spent most of that time alone and now, he is ready to turn in his last bundle and retire to his solitary cabin. All of that changes when he spots a woman and her baby wrapped in a thin quilt in the snow. Guiding the helpless Hannah to her aunt’s house will take him far out of his way, but with an abusive husband on her trail, without help, she won’t survive. Can Hannah’s faith in God help them reach safety and change Philip’s heart or will trouble catch them first?


A historical novel of redemption, this tale is not one of romance but of faith and survival. The characters both have a great deal of sorrow in their pasts and meeting one another proves to be a catalyst for both of them. The plot moves smoothly as they make decisions, learn to trust, and find faith. For Philip in particular, helping Hannah forces him to make choices and confront God in such a way that the reader will find themselves caught up in the tale as the pair flee Hannah’s husband and try to help her son. The desperation of the characters jumps off the page and will keep the reader hooked until the very end. Adding more detail around Hannah’s aunt could have made this tale better, but otherwise this is a great Christian read.


Sarah E. Bradley