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When Mountains Move

A Novel
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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It is the spring of 1943....

Millie's world is about to change forever. Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.

For most of Millie’s life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than our past is the future.

©2013 David C. Cook (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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"Julie Cantrell’s When Mountains Move is a classic American novel of risk-taking, struggle, renewal, and redemption. This book took my breath away. If you loved Ms. Cantrell’s debut novel, Into the Free, you will treasure this sequel." (Amy Hill Hearth, New York Times best-selling author of Having Our Say and Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society)

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 05-13-19

Hardship, Secrets, Choices, Peace

The second in the series, When Mountains move continues the story of Millie Reynolds (which started with Into the Free). Both superb, southern historical fiction. Set in Mississippi, during the depression, Millie is about to marry Bump (Kenneth) Anderson and move to Colorado. Fearful, yet hopeful for a fresh start and a future out west, the young couple make their way to Colorado to begin a ranch and then a veterinary practice. Keeping the dreaded secret of the attack in the church to herself, Millie continues to have nightmares of the church going Mr. Miller and the rape, bearing the shame of what happened to her. This author is so skilled and adept at portraying the feelings and fears that are common to us all, the failings of the church and other Christians in reaching out and loving those who need it most, and the prejudices that confront our society then . . . and now. Millie’s Native American heritage marked her in the 1940s as less than others, and Oka, her Grandmother was full Native American. The farm hand that worked for Bump, Fortner was also Indian, and made him a murder suspect in the eyes of the law. I appreciate the honesty with which the strains of marriage are dealt with . . . squalling babies, jealousy, too much work, stress, secrets, and yes, temptation . . . NONE of these are new . . . but to quit . . . to give up on what God has joined together was not an option . . . There is no preaching, condemnation, no Bible thumping. There’s a clear delineation between good . . . and evil . . . I love Oka, her wisdom, and Fortner, beaten down for years, yet filled with kindness. Few couples have to deal with the major hurdle that Bump and Millie had to, and just entering into their marriage. Thank you, Julie Cantrell for an amazing story of perseverance and hope.


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Redeeming

The author's novels are gripping, but deal with frequent and repeated difficult subject matters. And at times she likes to be graphic. Rezt assured this one has a redeeming quality and there is a good purpose behind the style she chooses. This narrator is great. Not quite as good as the 1st book, but her voices sound genuine, and she does the characters well.

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I couldn't put this one down. Very real, emotional and touching story. Loved every minute of it! Well done

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I enjoyed both books in the series love loved loved both books I listened to a book a day that's how much I enjoyed them

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  • William
  • 03-11-16

Follows on from 'Into the free'.

Having so much enjoyed 'Into the free', we were excited to discover this sequel! Like catching up with old friends again, When mountains move took us once again back into Millies world where her story once again held us to the very end. These two books, listened to in the correct order are well worth enjoying. For us the miles slipped by as we travelled across Australia while sharing life in the US.