Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Like a River
This is a World war II book which one can't but help loving. I am a fan of anything to do with the Wars. In fact I collect these kinds of books. This one was a keeper. Kelli Stuart's new book Like A River From Its Course is fiction but what a thriller! I felt like I was in the Ukrainian and German world since this book painted vividly researched pictures. This author really took time to research her material. I know this because I have read a number of very heavy , deep books on different events from the Wars.Not always a fan of first person accounts I was not disappointed with this one. I enjoyed following the stories of three characters. Each one was a gripping, thrilling and heart breaking at the same time.
On a side note some mentioned they thought this book would be Christen but I knew other wise since having researched the author. Also there was some romance in it which I found to be refreshing but some of the pre-romantic notions ( very historical) are not good for younger readers. Some of the happenings I wish had not read about. But in all I would highly recommend this book to adults.
Based on true stories gathered from fifteen years of research and interviews with Ukrainian World War II survivors, Like a River from Its Course is a story of love, war, heartache, forgiveness, and starting over.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion