A Thousand Shall Fall
Shenandoah Valley Saga Book 1
by Andrea Boeshaar
by Andrea Boeshaar
About This Book:
A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War
Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off--only to find she's fallen into the hands of the enemy.
Her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins has warned her against these Yankees: they're all devils, ready to inflict evil on unsuspecting young women. When Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, it seems to confirm all her fears.
Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel. He rescued her, protected her, and has been every inch the gentleman. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally--and more than that, someone she could love. But the arrival of Joshua in the Union camp as a spy will test her loyalties. Will she protect someone who has been like family or be loyal to this stranger to whom she wants to offer her heart? When her world is being torn apart around her, whom should she trust?
Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, A Thousand Shall Fall is framed around compelling characters and a very romantic setting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Andrea Boeshaar’s extensive research guarantees historical accuracy and romance genre enthusiasts and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy the Christian perspectives on actual historical events.
My Thoughts on This Book:
Book 1 in this Civil War Saga, brings us to Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley where Carrie Ann Bell lives with her mama and sisters while her father is out writing articles about the war first hand for his newspaper. After Carrie Ann finds out that her younger sister has left with a peddler, her Mama tells her not to come home without her. She ventures off in disguise wearing an abandoned soldiers uniform that was left behind at the inn she works at.
After getting captured by what her friend, Joshua would call the enemy she tries to find a way to leave so she can continue to search for her lost sister before its too late. With lots of war drama and a touch of romance this book is aimed to please those who love historical fiction.
Full of American Civil War research, these characters bloom amid hardship and turmoil. Peyton Collier on one side and Carrie Ann's childhood friend, Joshua on the other, she must decide where her alliance will lie.
This book was engaging from page one and just like other books by Andrea this was not a disappointment. I can't wait to continue reading this series.
About the Author:
Andrea Boeshaar is the cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and runs “The Writer’s ER,” a coaching service for writers. She is the author of thirty published works, including Threads of Faith, a finalist in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards. Andrea is also the author of a popular devotional and regularly blogs on a number of sites. Find out more at www.andreaboeshaar.com.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.