Very well written! "Like a River From Its Course" by Kelli Stuart
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"Like a River From Its Course" is an emotional, moving story that will leave you horrified by the depth of human depravity and yet inspired by the characters' courage and faith in the midst of adversity. The author's research shines through this book, as there is an air of realism that permeates the pages. The fact that I was reading about characters whose experiences were based on true stories made them all the more heart-breaking to read about. Kelli Stuart writes with a sure hand, with carefully crafted scenes and the ability to bring her characters to life. Never before have I read about the "Killing ditch" where so many men and women and children were lined up and shot by the Nazis. I can scarcely comprehend such a piece of history! And yet the ability of the Ukrainian people to survive such atrocities is remarkable. It is one thing to open a history textbook and read about events such as these. but it is another thing entirely to be drawn into the lives of the characters depicted in these pages, grow to care about them deeply, and then watch them encounter the things they do. I can honestly say that I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend in the pages of this story, because Kelli Stuart has brought to life these stories in a way that will stay with me for a long time. And after enduring with these characters through their hard journey, I especially love that the ending, while bittersweet, has threads of happiness at the same time, showing how God is able to bring good out of the darkest of times.
I will certainly be taking this book off my shelf again in the future! I greatly enjoyed this amazing novel and I award it 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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