Item description for Over the Misty Mountains (The Spirit of Appalachia Series #1) (Book 1) by Gilbert Morris & Aaron McCarver...
Captivated by the promise of rich land beyond the Appalachian Mountains, they discover that faith alone can carry them through the harshest of times.
A tragic loss forces Josh Spencer to leave his home in Virginia and seek the frontier as an escape from his pain and bitterness of heart. Setting out in late fall with no knowledge of wilderness survival, he encounters a heavy snowstorm. And then a Cherokee chief finds him - .
Freedom and the hope of a homestead "over the misty mountains" entice Patrick and Elizabeth MacNeal and their two children to leave their secure life in Boston. Sailing to Virginia, they join a wagon train of pioneers headed west and find their journey sabotaged by broken wheels, violent storms, and flooding creeks. Then comes an attack by renegade Indians -.
The frontier has brought them together. Can it sustain their hope of a new life?
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.55" Height: 1.02" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 1997
Publisher Bethany House Publishers
ISBN 1556618859 ISBN13 9781556618857
Availability 0 units.
More About Gilbert Morris & Aaron McCarver
Gilbert Morris is among today s most popular Christian writers and has sold millions of his books worldwide. He specializes in historical fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of Honor. Once a pastor and English professor who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama. "
Gilbert Morris currently resides in Gulf Shores, in the state of Alabama.
Gilbert Morris has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Over the Misty Mountains (The Spirit of Appalachia Series #1) (Book 1)?
A compelling story! May 7, 2002
This is a wonderful book. I read Gilbert Morris' series 'Cheney Duvuall M.D.' and decided to give this one a try and I'm glad I did. Gilbert Morris has wonderful way of spinning plots so that sometimes you never know what's going to happen. This is only the first book in the series I suggest the rest of the books in the series as well.
Josh Spencer leaves Williamsburg after the birth of his son Jacob and the death of his wife Faith to find himself in the Appalachian Mountains. For the short time he is there alone, tragedy strikes and a Cherokee chief, Sequatchie, finds him and brings him some hope.
After Elizabeth and Patrick MacNeal were married they stayed with Elizabeth's parents, William and Anne Martin, in Boston. They had two children, Andrew who will be thirteen and Sarah who will be ten. Patrick MacNeal's dream was to own a house and have his own land for his family, his dream hasn't been able to come true yet. Then a conspiracy is put into action to take over Martin Shipping Company, which results in a broken engagement for William Martin Jr. After the conspiracy Elizabeth and Patrick decide to follow Patrick's dream by going over the Appalachian Mountains and get their own land.
They sail to Virginia and join a wagon train heading west. The leaders of the wagon train end up being Josh Spencer now called Hawk and Sequatchie. Hawk's long time friend Paul Anderson heads over the mountains with him to preach to the Cherokee. The journey is packed with broken wagon wheels, horrible storms, flooded creeks, and last but not least a renegade Indian attack. The Indian attack has some casualties, which result in broken families.
The Frontier brought them together but will God keep them apart?
Excellent! Once you start reading you can't put it down. Apr 13, 1999
This was an excellent book. You can't wait to find out what happens to all the characters. Hawk spends a good share of his life hating God because his wife died. Its sad to see someone go through life like that. The story shows how he overcomes that along with how the other characters face their problems. This book teaches valuable life lessons. Well written, great story.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story line was fantastic Dec 21, 1998
I am certainly not anyone to give a book review. I am only a reader, not a writer. But the style of these two writers is exactly what I have been looking for. I have read the first two books in the series of 'Spirit of Appalachia' and I'm looking forward to the third.
The story was so captivating to me, I couldn't stand to put it down! I am sure the writers had as much fun writing these as I had reading them!
The descriptions of places and characters puts a vivid picture in one's mind, so the reader feels as though he is actually standing in the place that is being described and with the character being described. Each character has a unique personality, so the reader can decide what kind of person he is reading about immediately.
Upon completion of the first book, I began reading the second one almost immediatly. I am anxious to find out what Hawk's son is going to do now! God bless you! Keep up the good work!
A wonderful and excellent book. Mar 10, 1997
This book, Over the Misty Mountains, is an excellent book.
It is a book that one would love to just sit back and read
from cover to cover. An exciting book well-written by
a brand new author(Aaron Mccarver).
I can't wait for the sequel!