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When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

started with a milestone: marriage. It should be an exciting and happy beginning for Millie and Bump. Right? Yet with a horrific past and secrets, I began to share Millie’s burden. Thus, I do not quite find the book entertaining or spiritually inspiring. It also started to become a slow read. There were times I wished that I’d reach the end of the story already.

The author wrote down every little action in every conversation. Details are good, however, it seemed to me they were fillers for more pages.

I liked that it’s somewhat relatable. I have been a young wife and a first-time mom once. My marriage saw ups and downs with my husband. I have felt guilt during the times my children get sick. It is true that “no man is an island”. We all need help, whether in doing things or processing feelings. Millie is blessed that Oka was there for her.

One thing I learned from the book When Mountains Move is how challenging it is to run a ranch. Oh, and that it’s possible to begin yet again.


Note: I was provided with a free copy by BookLook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

When Mountains Move Book Cover When Mountains Move
Into The Free
Julie Cantrell
Christian Fiction
Thomas Nelson
November 2015

In a few hours, Millie will say “I do” to Bump Anderson, a man who loves her through and through. But would he love her if he knew the secret she keeps?

Millie’s mind is racing and there seems to be no clear line between right and wrong. Either path leads to pain, and she’ll do anything to protect the ones she loves. So she decides to bury the truth and begin again, helping Bump launch a ranch in the wilds of Colorado. But just when she thinks she’s left her old Mississippi life behind, the facts surface in the most challenging way.

That’s when Millie’s grandmother, Oka, arrives to help. Relying on her age-old Choctaw traditions, Oka teaches Millie the power of second chances. Millie resists, believing redemption is about as likely as moving mountains. But Oka stands strong, modeling forgiveness as the only true path to freedom.

Together, Bump, Millie, and Oka fight against all odds to create a sustainable ranch, all while learning that the important lessons of their pasts can be used to build a beautiful future.

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