This review is for the book "Like a River From Its Course" by Kelli Stuart. When I first began this book, I will admit that I was hesitant. The fictional story follows the invasion of the Soviet Union by Adolf Hitler, and from the perspective of four different people. I was hesitant about the book because I am not much for historical fiction typically, and when a story is told from several perspectives I tend to get mixed up.
This book made me hungry to keep reading. I never got confused about the families or situations in the novel. I couldn't wait to see how the stories intertwined in the end. I was enraptured, angered, sad, emotional... this novel will bring out every feeling you have. The realistic vibe of the characters and knowing that although this particular scenario did not take place - it is probably quite similar to what people were going through - it is a lot to take in. But powerful, and encouraging as well, and you will see the strength that people had to have, and the faith they grew in.
I loved this novel. I have already recommended it to others and I feel that it is a worthwhile read. It will suck you in and be one of those books that you stay up reading way past your bedtime.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.