Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar (Book Review!)

A Thousand Shall Fall

(Book 1 of Shenandoah Valley Saga)

by Andrea Boeshaar

(received in exchange for an honest review)

 A Thousand Shall Fall


Genre- Fiction / Christian / Romance

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of pages- 287

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4381-7

Historical fiction with some romance describes A Thousand Shall Fail, by Andrea Boeshaar. 

Carrie Ann Bell's sister has runaway and she needs to find her.  It's 1864 in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and the War has come to the valley. 

Carrie disguises herself and a Union soldier and is soon found out by Colonel Payton Collier of the Union Calvary.  He arrests her, but keeps her safe by sending her to his aunt.  She has a secret, which could harm those she loves and has come to love.  What is she going to do?

About the Author-

Andrea Boeshaar has written thirty published works.  She is a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers.  Her website is

My thoughts-

I was excited to see the Author's Note at the beginning at the beginning of the book.  I always enjoy knowing about the history behind the book and learn more information about it.  And I enjoy learning about it at the beginning of the book, not at the end.

The Civil War has been a time period that has interested me in the past, so I was excited when I was given the chance to read and review this book.  I wasn't disappointed when I was done reading.  Andrea Boeshaar did a wonderful job of incorporating descriptions of the time period and area.

Carrie was authentic.  I could imagine her as a next-door neighbor or friend.  All of the characters were developed as well as she was.

I had forgotten how Virginia had such a mixture of Union and Confederate supporters.  I wonder if everyone would have gotten along in a social setting, like a dance.  I was surprised how well Aunt Ruth got along with Lavinia and Frances.  It was nice how Eli, even though he was a confederate, stayed friends with Payton and Aunt Ruth.

I would recommend this book.  I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Too Deep for Woods.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received A Thousand Shall Fall, by Andrea Boeshaar, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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