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Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Thousand Shall Fall: A Shenandoah Valley Saga by Andrea Boeshaar - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

About The Book:

A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel
(Kregel, November 2015)

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.

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My Thoughts:
I am a big Civil War buff and I really enjoy reading stories set in this era, be they Confederate or Union in theme. So I was excited to read Andrea Boeshaar's new novel, "A Thousand Shall Fall," and I wasn't disappointed.
This mesmerizing story of a young girl's search for her family, her dangerous adventures in that journey and the love that she finds along the way was absolutely entertaining.  Boeshaar proves to be the consummate researcher in the "unpleasantries between the States" and captures the time period as well as the characters perfectly.  Her characters are fully developed and intriguing, and the storyline moves along briskly but leaves nothing out.
I also so appreciated the Christian aspect of this novel - both characters were strong in their faith as well as secondary characters and it was refreshing to read this in a historical novel of this era. 
I highly recommend this book.  I look forward to subsequent books in this series as well.

 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.

Connect with Andrea: website, Twitter, Facebook

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

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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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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and to the publisher for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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