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.
My thoughts and giveaway:
Loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Of course I am a Gone With the Wind fan, so anything Civil War I want to read and this is a book worth reading.
Just when I would think I would stop reading for the night a new twist was added to the story and I found myself reading one more chapter.
Carrie is a very likable character that has her world turned upside down as she goes to look for her sister. One thing after another happens to her and makes her questions what she is doing and if she would be doing something else, and who can she trust.
Peyton is a wonderful hero who looks to project and provide for Carrie, but can they ever make things work or are there too many things that will keep them apart? This is so much more is why I had to keep reading.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance but especially if you love Civil War stories.
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