Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Too Deep for Words

Too Deep for Words
A Civil War Novel

(Shenandoah Valley Saga, #2)
Andrea Boeshaar
ISBN: 978-0825444197
April 2017/320 pages/$14.99

Carrie Ann Collier has been a newlywed for nineteen blissful days--as blissful as life can be in the midst of war, that is. Soon that war will take a toll she never expected. When her new husband, Peyton, goes missing during battle, she refuses to believe he is dead and must find a way to move forward with everyday life in the face of fear.

As Carrie struggles with how to welcome her estranged sister, Margaret, back into her life, another new arrival appears on her doorstep--her husband's best friend, and rebel officer, Eli. Wounded and bitter, Eli is nonetheless committed to keeping his promise to Peyton: take care of the Collier women, no matter what. But to Carrie, he's a painful reminder of her lost love.

Then unexpected news makes Carrie wonder if miracles do happen. If Carrie infiltrates the enemy once again, she might find out what really happened to the love of her life. Will Eli be able to keep his promise to keep her safe? Can they forgive each other if promises are broken?

As fans of Boeshaar's books have come to expect, Too Deep for Words is a meticulously researched novel. Readers are taken directly into the heart of the realities of the Civil War and reminded how, even in the darkest circumstances, faith in Christ offers hope.


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 Reader's Choice Awards. Andrea is also the author of a popular devotional and regularly blogs on a number of sites. Find out more at www.andreaboeshaar.com.


Andrea Boeshaar's first novel in this series, A Thousand Shall Fall, captivated me, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this second book. As before, Boeshaar transported me into the story from the opening paragraphs with an authentic setting, believable characters, and her talent for seamlessly weaving together fact and fiction. Divided loyalties experienced by many who knew and cared for soldiers on both sides of the war lead to ethical dilemmas, and the ever-present and turbulent passions make the pages fairly tremble with the tension. Gripping and impossible to set aside after a mere chapter or two, Two Deep for Words is historical fiction at its best. I'm already looking forward to Book #3!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Kregel Publications for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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