A Thousand Shall Fall—A Litfuse Book Review
I was given the book A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar as a member of Litfuse for the purposes of this review, all opinions are mine and mine alone, no other compensation was received.
PLEASE!!!!!!!! Please don’t make me wait another year for the sequel!!!!!! How’s that for a review?
If you enjoy historical fiction, specifically historical fiction set in the American Civil War era, you should really like this book. It is like you are along with Carrie Ann she sets off to search for her wayward sister or die trying. Anything is better than staying where she is, basically an indentured servant at the inn, under the thumb of a mentally unstable mother, and a sister who pawns her duties off on her. Until she gets stuck in the middle of a battle. Literally. She’s finally rescued by none other than Colonel Peyton Collier of the Union Army. Oh, that’s right. Carrie Ann’s family (well, all but her and her missing father) and most if not all of the people in her region are southern sympathizers.
Carrie Ann is on a mission. She won’t let a little thing like the Union Army stop her from her task. However, Colonel Collier may have other plans. Does he get in over his head with trying to help Carrie out? What happens when a man from Carrie’s past arrives, and he isn’t what he seems? Will Carrie Ann find her sister and be able to return home?
I seriously absolutely loved this book. I stayed up way past my bedtime after my nursling went to sleep to read it. The choice of syntax and grammar reflect the time period. Carrie Ann isn’t a weak southern belle by any stretch of the imagination. The scenes were alive to me. It was wonderful. I am so saddened by the fact that I will have to wait a year for the sequel.