A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for the first book in Andrea Boeshaar's new Shenandoah Valley Saga, A Thousand Shall Fall! This was an enjoyable inspiring historical romance. Check out the book and author info, my full review, and the giveaway below...

A Thousand Shall Fall (Shenandoah Valley Saga #1)A Thousand Shall Fall
(Shenandoah Valley Saga #1)
by Andrea Boeshaar
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
November 2015 by Kregel Publications
Summary

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 Review

A THOUSAND SHALL FALL was a heartbreaking tale of a woman trying to keep her family protected and the Union officer who, in turn, attempts to keep her safe. There were moments of fighting and suffering during this war, spies, broken and false friendships as well as true friendships, inspirational moments, and a sweet romance and love that developed between these two characters. An enjoyable read for those who enjoy inspirational romance.

What I enjoyed most from this story were the characters. I loved Peyton's aunt and her friend/housekeeper. I loved a few of Peyton's men who were well drawn and played memorable roles. I loved Carrie Ann's sass, fortitude, drive, and sweetness. I love Peyton's integrity, willingness to protect, and sense of humor. Carrie and Peyton were well matched and the witty dialogue was a joy to read. It was a good counter to the sadness and cruelty of this terrible war and the atrocities the people faced.

I'm curious about the next book in the series, Too Deep for Words, to be released November 2016. It's on my list to read and I'm looking forward to it!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Andrea Boeshaar

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.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

The search for her runaway sister goes awry when Carrie finds herself arrested during the Civil War for impersonating an officer in Andrea Boeshaar's A Thousand Shall Fall. Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel who arrested her. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally—and more than that, someone she could love. 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?

Andrea is celebrating the release of A Thousand Shall Fall with a Kindle Fire giveaway!

400 - a thousand shall fall 

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of A Thousand Shall Fall
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 10th. The winner will be announced December 11th on Andrea's blog.

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