Litfuse Presents A Thousand Shall Fall:
A Civil War Novel
A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel (Kregel, November 2015)
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 ON THIS BOOK
Strong willed Carrie Ann Bell decides to change her appearance and take off looking for her sister that ran away. With the war going on, this was not a smart move for Carrie, and when she was arrested by Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, well she realizes her fears of the Yankee’s is quite real. As the story develops, Carrie faces difficult situations that rips her world apart. When her childhood friend Joshua shows up as a spy, what will Carrie do? Can she trust the Colonel, a man she has become attracted to, or will she be loyal to her longtime friend? For me, the story starts out slow and it takes me a while to really get into it. This is unusual for a Andrea Boeshaar book because I love her books! I loved the setting being in the Shenandoah Valley, a place I have been to many time. The book seemed more real for me, knowing the setting. I grew to love the realistic characters, and the history in this book is amazing. A history buff would sure love reading this historical fiction! A story that I recommend, especially to those who enjoy historical fiction!
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About the Author
Andrea Boeshaar is the cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and runs “The Writer’s ER,” a coaching service for writers. She is the author of thirty published works, including Threads of Faith, a finalist in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards. Andrea is also the author of a popular devotional and regularly blogs on a number of sites.