Heart of a Warrior by Angela K. Couch is an emotional story about a young widow’s survival when her wagon becomes separated from the rest of her wagon train along the Oregon Trail. A native man comes to her rescue and the clash of cultures weaves a captivating tale.

Christina Astle and her husband struggle to keep up with the wagon train because, as far along as she is in her pregnancy, travel has become difficult. When they hear shooting in the direction the wagons have gone, Christina’s husband leaves her safely in their wagon to go investigate. He never returns.

Caught between two worlds, Towan chooses the one belonging to his Shoshone mother. On his way to confront his white father, he stumbles across a pregnant woman lost and alone in the mountain wilderness. Unable to leave such a vulnerable person to deliver her child without help, Towan fights against his own reaction to her prejudice in order to render aid.

Examples of that prejudice are a challenge to read, making the beginning of the story difficult to get through. But I would encourage a reader to keep turning the pages. The characters will capture your heart as you witness the changes each one undergoes. I couldn’t put the book down the deeper into the story I read.

I highly recommend reading Heart of a Warrior. It wasn’t what I expected, but turned out to be such a good read. I especially wanted to know how Towen’s journey ended. If you pick up a copy of Heart of a Warrior, I’d love to know what you think!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Publicity Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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