“In the autumn of 1864, spirited Carrie Ann Bell is searching for her runaway sister in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Disguised as a Yankee soldier, she stumbles into a skirmish near Front Royal-and instead of her sister, she finds trouble.
Colonel Peyton Collier of the Union calvary division arrests her for impersonating an officer, but protects her from worse consequences. Soon the Southern girl finds herself drawn to the chivalrous Yankee horseman, discovering that her foe has become her ally-and more than that, someone she could love. But Carrie has promised to keep a dark secret, never suspecting that her silence might threaten the life of the gallant colonel who holds her-and her heart-captive.
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Andrea Boeshaar is a new author to me, however after reading this novel, I am now a fan of her works. Her writing is easy to read and understand and her characters are very well developed. A Thousand Shall Fall is a wonderful Civil War story that I will remember for quite a while. The plot is a “page-turner” indeed and the subplots are equally as engaging.
There are a few war scenes that get descriptive to a point that might make certain readers queasy however they were not too bad in my opinion. The only thing about this book that was not up to par was the ending, it felt rushed and repetitive concerning Peyton and Carrie and for the first time during the whole book, I began to lose interest. The author did manage to recapture my attention with a final plot twist, but it would have been nicer to end on a stronger note with Peyton and Carrie.
So over all, I rate A Thousand Shall Fall a full 5 stars out of 5 and anxiously anticipate the next book to this series.
Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.