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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Civil War Meets Romance in Andrea Boeshaar’s New Book (Plus a Kindle Giveaway)

 A Thousand Shall Fall is a new book by Andrea Boeshaar that begins her newest series, Shenandoah Valley Saga published by Kregel. This Civil War novel is worth your time!  The story is not only educational, but is filled with mystery, danger and love.  So take some time to read below and find out why this historical fiction novel should be on your shelf!  Also, don't forget to enter to win a Kindle Fire!

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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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

My Review:
To say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book is an understatement.  Although I did have a hard time getting into this book at the beginning, it surely didn't characterize this book after about the third chapter.  In fact, I stayed up past midnight last night and finished this book in 3 days because the plot was moving so quickly from chapter to chapter that I couldn't put it down!  The characters in this story have very interesting backgrounds in their family life that seem to just pull you into the story.  Carrie Anne Bell, the main character of this story, definitely has a lot of spunk in her personality.  Her quick wit, intelligence and winning personality are huge assets to keeping the reader's interest. When her younger sister, Sarah, foolishly runs off with a no-good-peddler, Carrie doesn't let something like a Civil War stop her from searching for her wayward sister. She is determined to right this situation that has gone terribly wrong. Carrie isn't on a side of this war even though she lives in the South.  She is constantly showing that she will care for the blue or the grey because they are all made in the image of God.  Along the way, she meet the other main character of this book, Colonel Peyton Collier, a colonel in the Union army.  His character is also one that has a lot of depth.  His bad boy image is one he is trying to change, but the past can be hard to overcome when the people around you remember all the bad you've done.  His character is definitely one of change, proving that God can change any heart.
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Kindle Giveaway Information: 
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!

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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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***I received this free book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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