Litfuse Blog Tour ~ A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar


A Thousand Shall Fall
(Shenandoah Valley Saga, Book 1)
by Andrea Boeshaar
Copyright 2015
Kregel Publishers
ISBN: 9780825443817
The Story:
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?
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My Thoughts: 
Sadly, my library of Civil War fiction is severely lacking. I love reading stories set during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, and there just haven't been many options in that category of late.  Five or six years ago, a different story, I guess the trends are changing!


As always, Andrea Boeshaar has penned a fabulous, romantic Civil War drama that I couldn't put down. Conflict on the battlefield, missplaced allegiances at home make a more rich and complex story and romance for Carrie Ann Bell and Colonel Peyton Collier. The book starts out slowly and I had to overlook the first strange meeting/reaction with Carrie Ann from Collier. The book gets better and better as things escalate between Carrie and Peyton and they face danger from enemies and even old friends. While their story might be considered a bit preachy at times, I still really enjoyed the message of faith and hope against the odds and think other readers will as well.

A Thousand Shall Fall gives me hope that the Shenandoah Valley Saga will be a series that remains in my library for years. As a fan of her previous series', I have great hope that book two will not disappoint. The Bell sisters could be my favorite heroines!  

~My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.* 


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

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!



400 - a thousand shall fall 

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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    Comments

    1. I enjoyed this book also! It was a bit strange the way Carrie Ann fell into a tree! lol

      Colletta

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      1. That was the fun part, I just didn't quite get the lack of reaction from Peyton when he discovered her true identity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Coletta.

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    2. If you like reading Civil War novels, check out Jocelyn Green's terrific Heroines Behind the Lines series: WEDDED TO WAR, WIDOW OF GETTYSBURG, YANKEE IN ATLANTA, and SPY OF RICHMOND.

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    3. This sounds like a wonderful civil war novel. Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway! Have a happy Thanksgiving, Renee.

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