Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Warrior's Heart by Misty M. Beller

Book: A Warrior’s Heart

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: August 31, 2021


Brielle Durand still feels haunted by the massacre that killed her mother a dozen years before. Vowing to never let it happen again, she’s risen to be the key defender for her people’s peace-loving French settlement living in hidden caves in the Canadian Rockies. When a foreigner wanders too near to their secret homes, she has no choice but to disarm and capture him. But now, what to do with this man who looks at her in a strange way and insists he can be trusted?

Hoping to escape past regrets, Evan MacManus ventured into the unknown, assigned to discover if the northern mountains contain an explosive mineral that might help America win the War of 1812. Despite being taken prisoner, Evan is determined to complete his mission. But when that assignment becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of the villagers and Brielle, does he follow through on the promise he’s made to his government or take a risk on the path his heart is leading him down? Either choice will cause harm to someone.

Brielle and Evan must reconcile the warring in their hearts, if they’ve any hope to find the peace the seek.


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Misty M. Beller  is a favorite author of mine and I am always excited to read her new releases. A Warrior's Heart is book one in the new series, Brides of Laurent and I had the privilege of reading it recently. 

The time is 1832 in the French Canadian Mountains Settlement. Brielle Durand lost her mother in a tragic killing many years ago, she is still uneasy and haunted by those events. Brielle is now the head person who helps keep the settlement safe. The Settlement is a community in hidden caves. She notices an unknown person near the Settlement and goes into action to keep her people safe and captures the unknown man. Evan MacManus is an American who came to the Cave Settlement on assignment to help the American Government win the War of 1812. Evan is put into a conundrum when he realizes that he is beginning to have appreciation for Brielle and the Community People. He now had a big decision to make: Complete his mission for his American Government or reconcile with Brielle and her Community. What is Evan decide, will he continue to be a foreigner? Will Brielle and Evan be able to come together as one and protect the Community? Will there be a romance between Evan and Brielle? Ohhh, so much to find out about this story! 

I truly enjoyed this book from the very first page! I enjoy reading books about the Canadian Mountains and Frontier, so right there I knew I would enjoy this book. The hidden cave community was unique and cool. Brielle is a very strong woman and very independent. She LOVES her community and will everything possible to protect them. Evan is a strong man and wants the best for everyone, but has to figure out what that best option is. The Christian aspect of the book really comes through when Brielle and Evan have to turn to God and rely on God's wisdom for protecting the Community. Evan especially relies on God to help him make the safest decision for all involved and for "Heart" Choices. I LOVE how Evan went with his heart for this! The ending was soo sweet and I am looking forward to other books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK! 


Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.


More from Misty

A secret village living in hidden caves for a century…

One of the fun things about being a writer is letting your imagine run away with itself at times. In general, I’ve never considered myself a creative person. Not like my grandmother, who’s an amazing artist and decorator. She can look at something plain and normal and, with a little paint, create something truly beautiful.

But little by little, I’ve finally learned that just because I don’t feel creative like she is, I still have an imagination that can come up with intriguing ideas.

For example, I was listening to a historical podcast a few years ago that talked about the Vikings and the female warriors who would sometimes gain fame among them. As the hosts talked about the first Viking raids to North America, I started thinking… “What if one of those groups went farther west than any of us thought? What if they found the Rocky Mountains and lived there in a hidden community for centuries?” The thought took hold, and little by little, the idea for the Brides of Laurent series came to life.

I eventually changed the village to be a French settlement named Laurent. The village’s primary warrior was a woman named Brielle Durand, who’d worked hard to win her place as Le Commandant, leader of the Guards and Hunters. I love Brielle’s strength and wit, but also how real her personal struggles became as I wrote her character.

Add in a mountain man spy working for the United States government, and you have the secret for a romance with sparks to light up the mountain sky!

I pray you love A Warrior’s Heart, the first book in this new series. And keep an eye on some of the other characters in the book who might get their own stories soon!



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To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Misty Beller said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you enjoyed the book and hope your readers do, too! Thanks for sharing!

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this book, it sounds like a must read for me and I am looking forward to it.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review. Want to read this book.
Thanks for the contest.

Jeanna Massman said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the cover! The colors and artwork are amazing!

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