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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Release: Angela K. Couch

A great big welcome to Author Angela K. Couch, with her novel THE SCARLET COAT. Angela will give away one copy of this book in digital format. Leave your comments below to be entered in the drawing.

A Revolutionary Love
What a turbulent world we live in with terrorists, shootings in schools and churches, wars and rumors of war. Emotions run high when people start talking about politics or religion…or both together. I know many who like to lose themselves in fiction for a few hours, some turning to historical romances and “simpler” times.
I turn to the past with my writing, but not to escape. I desire to explore what we are experiencing now under a different light… Perhaps a “simpler” light?
The American Revolutionary War, for example. Not just the North against the South, like the Civil War, but neighbor against neighbor throughout the colonies as those loyal to Britain and those seeking more freedom plunged into armed conflict.
Emotions ran high.
In the midst of battles and loss of loved ones, where is there room for simple commandments? Such as love thy neighbor as thy self? Or love one another?

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
“Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
“When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
“Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Mathew 25: 35-40 KJV)

So when the smoke clears on the battlefields, whether of gunfire and saber, or words and legislation “… must we forget Christian love and compassion?” (The Scarlet Coat)
I hope not. Let us never forget Christ’s love or that it is for all!

The Scarlet Coat     
(Hearts at War – Book 1)
A Woman Compelled by Christian Charity
Surrounded by the musket fire of the American Revolution, Rachel Garnet prays for her family to be safe.  When the British invade the Mohawk Valley, and her father and brother don’t return from the battle, she goes in pursuit of them. She finds her brother alive but her father has been killed at the hand of the enemy. Amidst the death, how can she ignore a cry for help…? Rachel reluctantly takes in a badly wounded British officer. But how long can her sense of Christian duty repress her hatred for his scarlet coat?
A Man Lost to the Devastation of War
Passages of Scripture and fleeting images of society are all Andrew Wyndham recalls after he awakens to the log walls of his gentle prison. Even his name eludes him. Rachel Garnet insists he is a captain in the British army. He mourns the loss of his memory, but how can he hope to remember war when his “enemy” is capturing his heart?
A Scarlet Uniform Holds the Power to Unite or Divide
Andrew’s injuries are severe, his memory slow to return, and the secret of his existence too perilous to ignore. As Rachel nurses him back to health, his hidden scarlet coat threatens to expose the deeds of her merciful heart, and Andrew is forced to face a harrowing decision—Stay hidden and risk losing the woman he loves or turn himself in and risk losing his life.
Available at: 

Barnes & Noble           Indigo/Chapters         Amazon

About Angela K Couch:
To keep from freezing in the Great White North, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s 2015 Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the 2016 International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after three munchkins.


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    1. It really does! Thank you for stopping by, Ann!

  2. Welcome, Angela! Congratulations on your new release. The Scarlet Coat sounds truly wonderful, and I LOVE the cover!

  3. This sounds like a book I would love to read and share with my daughters and granddaughters.

    1. Thank you, Connie! I hope you do enjoy my story. It was definitely a pleasure to write. :)

    2. I hope you do, Connie. Thank you for coming by. :)

  4. Thanks Delia for this post and Angela for writing this story. It sounds like a good one ,especially with the conflict of the love story between a British soldier and an American girl. Plus this post brought up a good point that no era is as simple as we may think.

    1. Thank you, Lynne. I'm glad you enjoyed this post, and hope you will enjoy my story. :)

  5. Angela, congrats on your release! This series sounds intriguing! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. I'm reading the story right now, I think the only I've read besides Last of the Mohicans. Rachel has a great heart.

  7. Congratulations, Caryl Kane! You are the winner of an ecopy of The Scarlet Coat!