The Samurai’s Heart by Walt Mussell – Review

Posted August 31, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Samurai’s Heart by Walt Mussell – Review

The Samurai's Heart

by Walt Mussell

Series: The Heart of the Samurai #1
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Publication Date July 18th 2017
Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Pages: 287


Japan, 1587. Sen must find a husband to marry into her family’s swordsmith business. She seeks a Christian husband, though Christianity is banned.

Enter Nobuhiro. Third son of a high-level samurai, Nobuhiro fled his harsh father and apprenticed himself to a swordsmith. He yearns to prove his worth.

They seem an ideal match. But for Sen, the choice is faith or family. For Nobuhiro, choosing a Christian ends any reconciliation with his family. Can love be forged from the impossible?

Also in this series: The Samurai’s Honor

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What a fascinating story!  I loved reading about 16th Century Japan and the conflict between the Christians and the Buddhists and enjoyed learning more about Samurais and sword-making.

The story had the perfect pace.  There was mystery, action, intrigue, suspense and romance.  A great combination, especially added with history.  It was written in a compelling way that made you see Japan and experience the village as if you were there.  The characters were ones you related to and cared for.

Though the story is about a Christian and her struggles, the story is not Christian fiction as much as Historical fiction.


About Walt Mussell

Walt Mussell lives in an Atlanta-area suburb with his wife and their two boys. He primarily writes historicals, with a focus on Japan, an interest he gained during the four years he lived there. He refers to his work as “Like Shogun, but the heroine survives.”

Walt’s first novel, The Samurai’s Heart, was published in 2017. E-copies can be downloaded from any Amazon website. Print copies can be ordered at your local bookstore. Please visit Walt’s website at to subscribe to his newsletter. 


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