Heart of a Warrior by Angela K. Couch

August 12, 2020

Author: Angela K. Couch
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Publisher: Prism Lux
Release Date: August 13, 2020

The Man She Fears Is Her Only Chance For Survival . . .

All Christina Astle wants is to reach Oregon before her baby is born, but the wagon train is attacked, and her husband killed, stranding her in a mountain labyrinth. Raised in the East, within civilization’s embrace, survival is not a skill she’s learned. Neither is evading the lone warrior dogging her trail.

Disgusted by the greed and cruelty of men like his white father, Towan has turned to the simpler existence of his mother’s tribal people. He is not prepared for the fiery woman who threatens to upturn his entire life … and his heart.


This was my first book by Angela Couch and it was spectacular! One of those stories I could not put down and finished it in a day and a half. I must admit that I am one of those people that get suckered into a book by the cover, despite telling myself "never judge a book by its cover" and sadly I did with this one and I'm so embarrassed about that because after all that's what this book is all about. For me judgement and biased opinions is the theme of this book. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of romance but it comes slowly.

The story is set on the Oregon Trail and right away we meet our main characters Christina and Towan. They are definitely two very different people from different walks of life but they thrown together in a journey like none other. One in which they must set aside prejudices and trust each other. 

I must admit that there were times where Christina drove me a little crazy and I found her immature in some of the things she was doing especially towards Towan. I mean here is helping this stranger and making sure she and her child are out of harms way and she complains and seems ungrateful at times. But I know that's exactly how the author wants you to feel which always makes me feel great because to me that is the mark of great writing! When the author gets you that involved in the story you know its going to be great!

You do change your mind about her later on in the story and come to appreciate her a lot more, even though for me I felt more for Towan that anything. He has a heart of gold and is not only completely in love with this woman and her child but he is a hurting soul. He doesn't want to repeat the mistakes of his father and strives to make sure he is not like him throughout the story. 

I don't want to give too much away because you definitely should read this story and I don't want to spoil it for you!! It was so good!! It truly has everything, action, suspense, love... all my emotions were touched even some tears were shed. I definitely recommend you pick this one up if you enjoy historical christian romance! 

My Rating: 5 stars / Absolutely loved it! (could not put it down!)

Favorite Quotes: 

"There is only one God. Only understanding Him differs. Knowledge about Him. Where knowledge lacks, men form opinions, some true, some false. I believe the Bible contains a near personal account of God's works, yes" ~ Towan speaking to Christina about the Bible.

(I received this book from the author through the Pelican Book Group. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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Fascinated by history and in love with creating fiction, Angela K Couch has been lost in writing novels most of her life. As a passionate believer in Christ, she can't help her faith from permeating the stories she tells. Often her martial arts training, love of horses, and appreciation for good romance sneaks in there as well.https://angelakcouch.com/

1 comment

  1. What a beautiful review! So glad this story touched you like it has me. <3