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Review and Giveaway: A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar January 4, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:54 pm
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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.

Visit Andrea here. 

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by January 18th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail. U.S. addresses only.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 


18 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar”

  1. Beth C Says:

    I enjoy books set in the Civil War era. This looks very good. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  2. Amanda Says:

    What a great review – this book sounds fabulous. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  3. eliza e Says:

    Looks like and excellent book – thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Hi. Sounds like a wonderful story. I love Civil war stories and would love to win this one. I have read a series by Ginny Dye on southern family in the C W and just loved it. Hope it is okay to mention it.

  5. Rose Milligan Says:

    I enjoy books set during the Civil War. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. carylkane Says:

    Hello Melissa, I’ve been looking forward to reading this novel for a while. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  7. Maryann Says:

    I would love to read Carrie and Joshua’s story. The Civil War period is one of my favorite historical times to read about. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

  8. kim amundsen Says:

    Great review.

  9. Melanie Backus Says:

    Thank you for a great review. This one sounds like a must read!

  10. I’m a big Gone With the Wind fan, too. Adding a “faith” thread to this era is the perfect combination. Thank you for another positive review for Andrea’s book.

  11. Vicki G Says:

    Civil War era is one of my favorite genres. This looks like a great read!

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