A brief summary from Andrea Boeshaar:
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.
After being married to her beloved for only nineteen days, Carrie Ann Collier suddenly finds herself a widow of the Civil War. With her new husband supposedly dead, Carrie must dutifully press on, taking care of her somewhat estranged sister, and her husband’s family. But not believing her husband is really gone, Carrie finds herself behind enemy lines, searching for the truth – to find him alive.
Whewwwww Andrea Boeshaar certainly knows how to pull her readers into a story! Normally, I find Civil War stories difficult in holding my attention for very long, often finding them too dry a read, but this was so not the case with Boeshaar’s 2nd book in the Shenandoah Valley Saga, Too Deep for Words. Fast-paced, intriguing, and full of spirited female characters, this novel was a refreshing historical read!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Kregal Publications in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.