Friday, May 20, 2011

Undaunted Faith by Andrea Boeshaar - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Undaunted Faith
Realms (May 3, 2011)
Andrea Boeshaar


Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar has been married for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Daniel, have three adult sons, daughters-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Andrea's educational background includes the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where she studied in English, and Alverno College where she studied in Professional Communications and Business Management.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn't until 1984 that she started submitting her work for publication. Eight years after that, she was convicted about writing for the Christian market. She read books in her genre (Inspirational Romance & Women's Fiction), studied the market, and worked hard to hone her craft.

Finally her first novel was published in 1994. Since then she's written numerous articles and devotionals. Andrea has also published inspiration romance novels, women's fiction, and novellas.

In 2003, Andrea joined the Hartline Literary Agency and worked for Joyce Hart as a literary agent. She saw much success. But then in 2007, Andrea realized she was more of a teacher/encourager than a sales person. She left the agency and became a certified Christian life coach. Now, in addition to her writing, Andrea enjoys encouraging others to use their God-given talents and gifts to their fullest.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach and speaks at writers’ conferences and for women’s groups. She has taught workshops at such conferences as Write-To-Publish, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon Writers Conference, and many local writers conferences. Another of Andrea’s accomplishments is cofounder of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. For many years she served on both its Advisory Board and as its CEO.


When Pastor Luke McCabe begins paying extra attention to her, Bethany takes his fine-sounding words with a grain of salt. She's heard sweet talk before. This time she is going to keep her mind on the Lord and on her new teaching job in the Arizona Territory.

But when her reputation is accidentally soiled by the rakish town sheriff, Luke steps in with a marriage proposal to save Bethany's good name. Luke is certain their marriage is God's will...but Bethany is just as certain God must have someone else in mind to be Luke's wife.

Someone sweet and spiritual, who knows the Scriptures better than Bethany does. Someone like Luke's old friend from home.

If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE.

My Thoughts:
Undaunted Faith is a satisfying, exciting finale to Andrea Boeshaar’s Seasons of Redemption series. The McCabe brothers and Bethany Stafford make it back to the Arizona territory only to discover that danger can reside in many unexpected places! The human heart has great capacity to love, but it also has a great capacity to harshly judge who is worthy to receive love and grace. The reader is allowed to view both sides of this human drama, and is made to guess at the outcome until the very final chapter!

Bethany Stafford has come to the territory to fill the role of school teacher. Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has come to treat the town’s physical maladies. Both ladies have brought painful pasts as part of their luggage, and that makes it difficult for them to settle comfortably into their new home. The McCabe brothers resume their role as pastors to the region, and they find themselves caught unawares by the trouble brewing in their small town. The Lord is never unaware, and is orchestrating events in the loves of these characters for their good and His glory.

I have enjoyed every story in this series, and Undaunted Faith was a perfect conclusion to the drama. Andrea Boeshaar writes a great piece of historical fiction, and I’m excited to learn that she has a new series beginning in 2012!

Please see this post to learn more about this great book!!

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