About the Book
Book: There Is a Season
Author: Andrea Boeshaar
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Release date: September 1, 2021
To onlookers, Carrie Ann Bell Collier might appear to be the dutiful wife, sitting at her unconscious husband’s bedside. But she feels like a hypocrite. Instead of trusting her intuition, she allowed herself to believe Peyton was dead. And then she fell in love with his best friend, Eli Kent.
Except, Peyton wasn’t dead, and now Carrie will do anything to keep him alive.
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About the Author
Andrea Boeshaar was born and raised in Wisconsin but now lives in South Carolina. She had her husband Daniel have been married more than 40 years. They have 3 grown sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 grandkids.
Andrea’s publishing career began in 1994 when her first novel was released by Heartsong Presents book club (Barbour Publishing). In 2007, Andrea earned her certification in Christian life coaching and she’ll soon earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Meanwhile, Andrea continues to write. Her latest novel is There is a Season: A Civil War Novel. It’s book 3 in her Shenandoah Valley Saga. Recent historical short novels include: Give Me Thine Heart, Love’s Guiding Light (Steeple View Publishing).
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At last the long-awaited third and final book in Andrea Boeshaar’s Shenandoah Valley Saga is available for purchase. Discover the final outcome of the lives of the characters you came to love in Books 1 and 2.
This has been a book that spans across the Civil War as it was coming to an end. It is clear that the author has done extensive research by the accuracy of historical facts. Perhaps some liberties were taken to expand on some things which to me only enhanced the story. I definitely felt like I was watching a movie unfold as we are introduced to outstanding characters.
I first want to address a particular character named Nurse Emory. She is a most unpleasant woman who had this arrogance about her. As she maneuvers a way to get away from her volunteer job as a nurse, I think she took advantage of a desperate woman. Carrie is beside herself seeing her husband so ill and Nurse Emory sees her chance to take advantage of the situation. I’m not sure why Carrie agreed to the nurses’s demands but perhaps she believed her husband would get better with the undivided care Nurse Emory offered. When Nurse Emory says, “A trained and capable nurse and a decent doctor can do anything God can do,” I was shocked. Needless to say she is my all time least favorite character. But isn’t that the point of this character? The author does an excellent job of creating this character with flaws that only God can deliver her from. And therein is a lesson of hating the sin but loving the sinner.
Eli is a man without a country as he describes himself to others. I thought the way the author used the assassination of President Lincoln as a way to incorporate the reason Eli wasn’t pardoned was good. He was so sure of his freedom until that one moment in history where everything changed for many. I enjoyed following his life and the quiet feelings he has for Carrie. He is an honorable man when he finds out that Peyton is still alive. I kept wondering what him and Carrie would do knowing how they felt for each other.
The story takes us on a journey as we glimpse the lives of people during a difficult time in history. The term “Soldiers Disease” is a way of saying addiction and we find ourselves witnessing how Peyton has been deceived by someone who pretended to care for him. I began to put the pieces together and realized that within this story is another one where soldiers could have become victim to medicine that they thought would help them. The fight to save Peyton is intense as Carrie and others are determined to rescue him from the clutches of darkness. I really enjoyed reading how Peyton longs to return to his relationship with God.
I am disappointed in how the story ended so abruptly. The author seemed to not complete the story in a way that clearly gives readers an indication of what happened to Nurse Emory. I was shocked that I was resting and suddenly without warning the author ended the story. I had hoped to see how the nurse was exposed and a real reconciliation for Peyton and Carrie. It was weird that Eli was such an important character and then suddenly written off in an odd way. I liked the story but with the ending I found myself thinking that the author didn’t write a suitable ending to an otherwise good story.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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Thanks for the review Deanna.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a story I will enjoy reading.ReplyDelete
I appreciate your honesty. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
For sure! Honest reviews are the best.Delete
This is a book I would love to read.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Marion.Delete
Hello Andrea! Congrats on your recent release, it sounds like a great book for me to read! Thanks for sharing it, good luck with the tour and have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I appreciate your stopping by, Stormy.Delete
Looks like an interesting book.ReplyDelete
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This sounds like a great read.ReplyDelete
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This story came right from my heart, Jenn. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
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If you enjoy historicals, youll" enjoy this series. I appreciate your stopping by.ReplyDelete
Deana, Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.ReplyDelete
Loved what I read! This one is on the top of my list!ReplyDelete