Friday, November 27, 2015

Litfuse Review: A Thousand Shall Fall by:Andrea Boeshaar

A Thousand Shall Fall (Shenandoah Valley Saga #1)
About the 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 Review:
Carrie Ann Bell busies herself with running her father's newspaper, since her father left to document the war. Her mother disagrees with Carrie's chose to run it but with two sisters to feed she believes its best. One day while she is working, her sister decides to run off with a peddler, leaving only a note tell Carrie. Soon Carrie is hot on their trail wearing a Union soldier uniform. Stumbling upon a fight between the union and confederate soldiers, she hides behind a tree but soon falls into the river, letting the union soldiers know she is there. The one to rescue her is none other than Colonel Peyton Collier, the man of whom she help heal up last spring. She believes she will able to get to her sister, now that he knows who she is but he does something unbelievable. He arrests her for impersonating an officer.

Colonel Peyton Collier can't believe his eyes when he learns of Carrie's identity and he knows he must protect her before she does something stupid. Like chasing after her sister and getting herself hurt or worst. Investigating her being there, proves that she is only trying to get to her sister. But he cant just let her go and get herself killed. There is only on thing to do. Send her to his Aunt Ruth's house.

Soon Carrie finds that some secrets are hard to keep, especially when the man you love is endanger. What is she to do? Keep the secret and watch him meet his ultimate demise?

A Thousand Shall Fall is book one in the Shenandoah Valley Saga. This book was an epic read, full of action and adventure. I loved how this book corresponded perfectly with the Civil War history. I cant wait to see what this author writes next!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.