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Book Review: Like a River From Its Course


Like a River From Its Course
By Kelli Stuart

Enter the often-overlooked history of World War II Ukraine as told through the eyes of four unforgettable people caught up in the chaos and heartache of a country torn asunder by Nazi armed forces. As the characters confront the pivotal event of Babi Yar, the “killing ditch” where 34,000 men, women and children were lined up and shot, the horrors of war are laid bare. How can faith withstand such atrocities? Based on true stories gathered from fifteen years of research and interviews with survivors, Like a River from Its Course is a moving and epic story of love, war, heartache, forgiveness and redemption.

Kelli Stuart is the coauthor of Dare 2B Wise and Life Creative, and has written for several brands including Disney, American Girl, and Short Fiction Break. She has served as editor-in-chief for the St. Louis Bloggers Guild and as a board member for the St. Louis Women in Media. Kelli lives in Florida and blogs at

My Thoughts: I love historical fictions so I was pretty eager to review Like a River From Its Course when the publisher offered to send it to me for review. Even better is that this story is based on the stories of others making the setting, characters and plot all feel authentic. World War II was a devastating time for many people and as seen through the people Kelli Stuart writes you really do get a look into their world. This isn’t a book that glosses over the atrocities, but instead deals with the people’s emotions as they come as well as their own self questions. This isn’t going to be one of those sit in read in an afternoon books, it’s intense and emotional. However there are also uplifting moments that are worth noting. If you like Then End of Law or Faith by Lyn Cote you’ll love Like a River From Its Course by Kelli Stuart.  


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