Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Book Review: Unwilling Warrior: Seasons of Redeption Book 1

Book Review: Unwilling Warrior: Seasons of Redemption Book 1

Book Description:

The War Between the Sates has Valeria Fontaine frightened about her future. And when her wealthy father is charged with supplying Federal gunboats in order to save his shipping business, Valerie is suspected of conspiracy. Suddenly she's forced to flee her upscale New Orleans home or be taken into custody by Confederate troops. 
Benjamin McCabe has a noble dream to make his mark on the world and has decided that photographing the Civil War is the way to accomplish it. But since the Battle of Bull Run, his brother Luke has been missing and Ben is determined to find him. His stop in New Orleans is supposed to be a temporary one-until he meets and falls in love with Miss Valerie Fontaine. 
When Valerie's father is arrested, Ben secures a way for her to leave the city and travel to his family's home where she'll be safe. He promises that as soon as he finds Luke, he'll be home and they can begin their life together. But once Valerie steps off the train she finds herself caught up in a web of lies that threaten to imprison her more than Yankee Steel bars ever could. 

My Review: 

I read this book for Glass Road Public Relations. Unwilling Warrior is a Civil War romance. At the beginning of the book Psalm 55:22, "Cast they burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee." The theme of the book deals with casting all your cares upon the Lord and letting Him sustain you. The hero and heroine, Benjamin McCabe and Valerie Fontaine deal with countless trials from losing possessions, loved ones, as well bitterness and jealousy which force them to rely on the Lord. I love history particularly the time period of the Civil War. I love how the book weaves historical tidbits in with the plot. 
This book is a wonderful, delightful read. Once you start reading it you will be unable to put it down. I give the book 4 stars out of a possible four. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

About the Author: 
Andrea Boeshaar published her first novel in 1994 and is co-founder of the 2,000 + member organization American Christian Fiction Writers. She has taught at various writers conferences including Write to Publish, Oregon Christian Writers Conference, and Mount Hermon. A former literary agent she now spends her non-writing time as a certified life coach. She has been married to Daniel for over 30 years and is mom to three sons, grandmom to two. Learn more at andreaboesharr.com                



At July 6, 2010 at 6:06 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent post, the book review, about the author was most informative. Thanks for sharing.


At July 6, 2010 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Diana said...

Oooo Civil War romance--sounds great!

At July 6, 2010 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Trudy said...

Sounds like a good read, I haven't really delved much into Christian fiction, read mostly non-fiction. I may have to give this one a shot as I am also a history and romance buff!

Blessings to you Carol!


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