Review of Too Deep for Words: Christian Fiction set during The Civil War

One of my favorite time periods for historical fiction is the Civil War. It’s the setting for my most recent read- Too Deep for Words. This is the second book in a series, following A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar.

I have to admit that I never could quite remember if I had read the first book. It sounded familiar, but… When you read as many books as I do, it’s easy to forget. At any rate, I didn’t have any difficulty picking up with this one and figuring out what was going on.
Review of Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar

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About the Book…

Carrie Ann Collier has been married nineteen days. Her husband Peyton is a general in the Union army and goes missing, presumed dead. Carrie Ann is determined he’s still alive.
Peyton has left his best friend- who happens to be a Rebel colonel- as the executor of his estate. He agrees to help Carrie Ann look for Peyton to confirm or deny his death.

My Thoughts…

The book was a fairly good read. The characters were fairly well-developed, but I did feel as if there were more action than character development.
I like it when books set during the Civil War try to paint an accurate picture of both sides. This one does that. There are heroes and villains found on both sides of the divide.
The story was interesting and seemed to flow smoothly for the most part. There were a few parts that seemed choppy to me and some things happened that didn’t seem entirely believable. But the book held my attention and kept me wanting to read.
I won’t give details, so as not to be a spoiler, but I didn’t like the ending of the book at all. There is a definite cliff-hanger that will- hopefully- lead to another book in the series. But, even despite the cliff-hanger, some things happened quite abruptly at the end that didn’t seem to flow well and that created some disconnect. 
Overall, I enjoyed this one. If you enjoy historical fiction, it’s worth a read. I give it 3.5 stars and a PG for content. You can find the book on Amazon here and on the Kregel website here.

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