“A Thousand Shall Fall” by Andrea Boeshaar is book one in the Shenandoah Valley Saga series. This novel starts in the autumn of 1864 during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Carrie Ann Bell is disguised as a Yankee soldier in order to get through the military lines to find her run-away sister. However, she runs into a skirmish and instead finds trouble. She is arrested by Yankee Colonel Peyton Collier for impersonating an officer. He is only trying to keep her from getting into more trouble though and tries to keep her from harm. His idea is to send her to his aunt for safe keeping. What he doesn’t know is that someone from Carrie’s past is masquerading as a Yankee when in truth he is a Confederate spy and she thinks she is saving him by not telling the Colonel about him. Her secret causes no end of trouble for both her and Colonel Collier, especially since the two are drawn to each other romantically.
I received a print copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity in return for my honest review. This was a very good book and gave a realistic view of the Civil War as experienced by the people of the Shenandoah.