Contemporary Fiction

When Mountains Sing By Stacy Monson A Review

When the truth cost her everything,
she thought there was nothing left to lose

Mikayla Gordon loves nothing more than sleeping under the stars, reeling in the “big one,” and long hikes in the wilderness. A medical crisis reveals a 30-year-old secret that turns everything she’s known and believed upside down, unraveling her dreams and her identity.

In search of answers, she follows a trail from Minnesota to Colorado and discovers more unwelcome secrets even as she falls in love with the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and a youth leader who shares the greatest secret of all.

Knowing her life can never go back to what it was, she must make decisions that will impact far more than just her future.

My Thoughts

The kind of story that stays with you for a really long time.

What do you do when life as you know it crumbles and who you you thought you were turns out to a whole different tale all together. That how Mikayla felt with her hole in the heart episode that led her on a discovery of who she was and her identity in Christ.

You matter, God sings over you because you are beloved and nothing would change that.
Each character had their own journey to take in discoveries who they were and what really mattered.

I loved how Mikayla grew on her journey from being so angry and not willing to listen to anything to discovering who God was to her and the love he had for her.

“In the middle of nowhere and in the middle of everything. There’s nothing hear to distract us from who we are and who God is. Nothing for us to hide behind.”

This was what Dawson said on the first trip he had with Mikayla and it resonated with me. Sometimes time away is just what we need to hear God speak when we are at our most vulnerable.
God delights over each and everyone of us on our journey and He’s always there leading nudging us in the right direction.


Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of The Chain of Lakes series, including Shattered Image, Dance of Grace, and The Color of Truth, and also Open Circle. Her stories reveal an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the MN Christian Writers Guild (MCWG). Residing in the Twin Cities, she is the wife of a juggling, unicycling recently-retired physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids and two wonderful in-law kids, and a very proud grandma of 4 (and counting) grands.

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