Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Unwilling Warrior

The War between the States has Valerie 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. (excerpt from back cover).

My Review:

In Unwilling Warrior by Andrea Boeshaar, we meet Valerie Fontaine who is the daughter of Edward Fontaine, owner of a shipping company that has provided very well for her family. Valerie comes home from boarding school after learning of her mother's death and finds she can no longer concentrate on her studies. When she arrives home, she finds her father has turned to Bourbon as a way of dealing with his grief and loss and wants nothing to do with Valerie.

Benjamin McCabe arrives at the Fontaine household as a guest of Edwards while passing through town in search for the brother he became separated from while photographing the Civil War, while his brother preached to the soldiers. Little does Benjamin know when he meets Valerie, how their lives will completely change and what the future holds for either of them.

I received this book compliments of Glass Road Public Relations in exchange for my honest review and can say I would easily rate this one a 10 out of 10. This wonderful story set during the Civil War here in the states, shows just how prayer affects the outcome of anything life would hand us.

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Denise said...

Great review.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love the book's title. It's exactly how I feel some days when I must remind myself that I'm "more than a conqueror".


wendy said...

I love that time period. What a trajedy the Civil WAr was

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He & Me + 3 said...

It does sound like a great book. Hope that you and your family had a blessed 4th of July.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi Kat
the house is called Faskally house we have been going for 10 years and this was our last year there :(
it is just outside Pitlochry near Perth Scotland. My husband has several more pics of the actual house exterior so I will get them uploaded to my FLICKR stream and you can have a wee look.
Collette xxx

Billy Coffey said...

This sounds really, really good. I love Civil War novels.