Tuesday, January 5, 2016

{Kregel Blog Tour} A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel (Shenandoah Valley Saga) by Andrea Boeshaar

Book Description:  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?
My Thoughts:  This romance story is set against the backdrop of the Civil War.  
Carrie Ann Bell is a nineteen-year-old independent and head strong young lady.  She is not afraid of much...except the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends.
Carrie's youngest sister runs away from home and Carrie sets out to find her.  So, she  dresses as solider.  Well, not just a solider but an officer!   And then the enemy catches her!  UH! OH! She has fallen into the hands of the enemy!  How will she find her sister now?  Or help any one when she needs help herself?
To make matters worse...She is arrested for impersonating an officer.  Well, her childhood friend, Major Joshua Blevins, warned about the Yankees and the evil they inflict upon young women. 
But Carrie finds that Colonel Peyton Collier is every inch a gentleman.  He rescued her, and protected her.  
And then Joshua comes to the Union camp as a spy!  
Carrie is torn between helping Joshua and then not wanting the Colonel to get hurt.
An interesting story with a few twists and turns and gentle romance.

*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*
Meet the Author:  
  • Andrea Boeshaar has been married for nearly 40 years. She and her husband have 3 wonderful sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren. 

    Andrea's publishing career began in 1994 when her first novel was released by Heartsong Presents (Barbour Publishing). She went on to write numerous romances for the book club and was voted one of the line's "Favorite Authors" several times over. 

    Over the years, Andrea has written books for such publishers as Summerside Press, Guideposts, Charisma House/Realms, and Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Andrea's latest novel--her 30th book--is titled A Thousand Shall Fall. Set in 1864 during the American Civil War. Through the efforts of the Seymour Agency, it is contracted with Kregel Publications and will be released in late 2015. Most recently Andrea was contracted with the Prism Book Group for a collection of 3 romantic novellas called Seasons of Love. 

    In 2000, Andrea co-founded ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) with author Lynn Coleman and served on the organization's advisory board for a number of years. Although no longer in leadership, Andrea maintains her membership in the organization and her local ACFW-WISE chapter. 

    Andrea worked as a literary agent under the tutelage of Joyce Hart and the Hartline Agency. Andrea saw much success. But in 2007, Andrea realized she was more of a coach than literary agent. She earned her certification in Christian life coaching. Now she is the purveyor of Steeple View Coaching for Writers. Recognizing one of her client's gifts and potential, Andrea wrote a novella with debut author Christina Miller called "One Way to the Altar" (Convenient Brides Collection). The anthology made its way to #15 on the ECPA's Bestseller List for August.

    For a complete listing of Andrea's books, and information about her business, log onto: www.andreaboeshaar.com

  • Series: Shenandoah Valley Saga
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications (November 27, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825443814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825443817

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