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.
It had been quite a while since I'd read a book set during the Civil War. I was really excited to get the chance to read this one the first in a new series!
I absolutely love history and books like this one remind me why I love reading Historical Fiction.
The setting is the Shenandoah Valley. Most of the book takes place in Winchester which is a city that I've visited and isn't extremely far from where I live. Knowing the area made this book all the more interesting to read.
Carrie Ann Bell is searching for her sister who ran off with a peddler. Not a very smart move as there are soldiers from both sides of the war all around. Carrie is very resourceful and full of faith even during the hard times. She ends up in the care of Colonel Peyton Collier.
Colonel Collier is a man who is much changed by the war. For the better. He left his old lifestyle on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Peyton was a great hero for this book. He was strong, vibrant and dependable.
I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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