Monday, May 8, 2017

Review: Too Deep for Words by:Andrea Boeshaar

 Too Deep for Words (Shenandoah Valley Saga #2)
About the Book:
North meets South in the second installment of this popular Civil War series

Carrie Ann Collier has been a newlywed for nineteen blissful days--as blissful as life can be in the midst of war, that is. Soon that war will take a toll she never expected. When her new husband, Peyton, goes missing during battle, she refuses to believe he is dead, and must find a way to move forward with everyday life in the face of fear.

As Carrie struggles with how to welcome her estranged sister, Margaret, back into her life, another new arrival appears on her doorstep--her husband's best friend, and rebel officer, Eli. Wounded and bitter, Eli is nonetheless committed to keeping his promise to Peyton: take care of the Collier women, no matter what. But to Carrie, he's a painful reminder of her lost love.

Then unexpected news makes Carrie wonder if miracles do happen. If Carrie infiltrates the enemy once again, she might find out what really happened to the love of her life. Will Eli be able to keep his promise to keep her safe? Can they forgive each other if promises are broken?

As fans of Boeshaar's books have come to expect, Too Deep for Words is a meticulously researched novel. Readers are taken directly into the heart of the realities of the Civil War and reminded how, even in the darkest circumstances, faith in Christ offers hope.


My Review:
 Second in the Shenandoah Valley Saga series is breathtakingly right on target. I love reading Andrea Boeshaar's novels. She takes care of every detail right down to the characters feelings. She can make you feel that you are in the middle of the story. 

 Taking place during the Civil War, Too Deep for Words cuts like a knife straight through the marrow. It is a gripping novel of war and love and it is a definite page turner and a fantastic addition to the series.

 Carrie Ann is beside herself at this point because she literally got to spend hours with her new husband before he went off to war. But there's no time to think about that, presently because she has two house guests that seem like strangers. And it seems that Eli wants to do more than just hold down the fort until Peyton's return. Which definitely rubbed me the wrong way.

 I was more than a little thrilled when a light at the end of a tunnel appeared and it seemed that Peyton could in fact be alive. Carrie Ann needs to find out her late husband's fate and it looks like this could be her way in, if Eli assists her it may actually pay off.

 A heart stirring novel placed in a Civil War setting. It shows just how people had to live their lives around this war.

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