Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Like a River From Its Course By Kelli Stuart

An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope
The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler's blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little—known history of Ukraine's tragedies through the eyes of four compelling characters who experience the same story from different perspectives.
Maria Ivanovna is only fourteen when the bombing begins and not much older when she is forced into work at a German labor camp. She must fight to survive and to make her way back to her beloved Ukraine.
Ivan Kyrilovich is falsely mistaken for a Jew and lined up with 34,000 other men, women, and children who are to be shot at the edge of Babi Yar, the "killing ditch." He survives, but not without devastating consequences.
Luda is sixteen when German soldiers rape her. Now pregnant with the child of the enemy, she is abandoned by her father, alone, and in pain. She must learn to trust family and friends again and find her own strength in order to discover the redemption that awaits.
Frederick Hermann is sure in his knowledge that the F├╝hrer's plans for domination are right and just. He is driven to succeed by a desire to please a demanding father and by his own blind faith in the ideals of Nazism. 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 redemption.

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Kelli Stuart is a writer and a storyteller at heart. A graduate of Baylor University with a degree in English Professional Writing, and a minor in the Russian language, Kelli has honed her skills in the written word through editing, ghostwriting, blogging, and traveling the world. Kelli lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and four children.

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This was a well written, and the story telling was really good.
The Character development was good.
If your a WW2 History buff you might just like this one.
I have never read anything by this author before until Like A River From its Course.  She is a very good writer.
This book is for history lovers.
I gave this one 4 stars. For all you WW2 lovers out there.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. After reading your review I could tell you did not like this one, so I don't want to read it. Thanks Mary

  2. Like Natalie before me, we can tell when shes not wanting to hurt the authors feelings. I will pass as well on this one.

  3. I don't care for historical fiction

  4. Not a book that sounds like my cup of tea. I to can read between the lines of this review Mary.

  5. Thank you for your review, Mary. You always did such a good job.

  6. Thank you for your review, Mary. You always did such a good job.

  7. I am a big fan of historical fiction but this is one that I don't think I would enjoy. Thanks Mary!

  8. You know me I 'd give it a try !! Blessings ,DanaGirl