Monday, May 8, 2017

Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar

Too Deep for Words is the second in the Shenandoah Valley Saga series written by Andrea Boeshaar. I did not read the first book but found enough references to the previous book that I had no difficulty following the story.

Set during the Civil War, the primary characters are Carrie and her sister Margaret. Carrie is married to Peyton Collier, a Yankee officer, and enjoys a life of relative ease while her younger sister, Margaret struggles to make it through each day working at the Wayfarer's Inn. Peyton (acting on behalf of his wife) manages to free Margaret from her life indebted to a ruthless employer and brings her back to the home he shares with Carrie and an elderly aunt.

While a civil war rages around them, the sisters learn to put aside past differences and throw their hearts into helping wherever they can. Margaret comes to thoroughly enjoy helping with orphans from war. The war is soon thrust upon their doorstep when their home is taken over to be used as an infirmary for wounded soldiers, both Confederate and Union.

Their charitable work also helps keep Carrie's mind off the news that her husband is missing in action. Her heart cannot accept that he may have been killed and she secretly makes inquiries to find out whether Peyton may be lingering in an enemy hospital or prison.

While providing some historical background, the book was largely focused on the affects of the war on the characters and their relationships with one another. It provided some suspense and mystery and not everything was entirely wrapped up at the book's conclusion so readers will have to stay tuned for the next installment of the Shenandoah Valley Saga!

Visit the author's website to learn more about this series and others.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Too Deep for Words from Kregel Publications for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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