Review: Too Deep for Words



Too Deep for Words

A Civil War Novel

                                                                                                                                   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.



        `Too Deep for Words: Shenandoah Valley Saga` is a Civil War novel written by author Andrea Boeshaar. Andrea Boeshaar is a co-founder of ACFW and is the author of thirty published works.

        While this is a fictional novel much research went into the work. It was interesting to learn that whiskey was used widely by both the Confederate and Union troops for medicinal purposes as well as social purposes. All dated news reports are authentic from newspapers and telegraphs of that time period. `Too Deep for Words` is the second novel in the Shenandoah Valley Saga series. The first novel is `A Thousand Shall Fall`.

        I chose this novel because it is historical fiction and I like the cover with both the Confederate and Union flags. War is a sad thing with both death and amputations. It takes the young and old. Carrie's, the female protagonist, husband, Peyton, is MIA. Did he die at war or is he still coming home? While General Sheridan was giving Carrie condolences she refused to believe her husband was dead.

        I recommend this book to fans of historical fiction.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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