“The Brides of Hope Mountain” Reaches a Climax and Conclusion!

Sigh… You know that bittersweet feeling when you reach the final page of the concluding book in a series, knowing that your time with the characters is finished? “The Brides of Hope Mountain” series, written by Mary Connealy and published by Bethany House, has reached the end, and so our time with the three Nordegren sisters is over as well. “Her Secret Song” has long been on my reading list because I was so intrigued (and sometimes annoyed!) by the oldest of the three sisters, Ursula, but we had to wait patiently to see her story revealed.

The style of Ursula’s story is much like the other two: fast-paced, a bit over-the-top in dangerous and unlikely scenarios, and sprinkled with comedy. We are finally granted understanding for Ursula’s seemingly irrational fears of leaving her home on the mountain… And it is satisfying to see her find love with a very unlikely partner – a hired gun seeking to make restitution, but with a past that he’s not proud of. Ursula’s two sisters also feature starring roles in this story, and I love how it ties everything together in a final showdown.

I am happy to have completed reading “The Brides of Hope Mountain”, as it was a unique, lively, entertaining series that stirred my imagination and tugged at my heartstrings. It was a fun diversion, not necessarily the most memorable or artistically-written story I’ve read, but enjoyable nonetheless. If this sounds like a series you would enjoy, I recommend “Her Secret Song” – but make sure you read the previous two stories first (they are very closely connected), in order to fully understand the characters and context!

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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