I received a review copy of LIKE A RIVER FROM ITS COURSE by Kelli Stuart from Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is a story of the Ukraine under Nazi regime.
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, and this book was no exception to my love for the genre. The emotions are raw and the scenes are so well described, it feels as if you are there or watching a movie. It is evident how deep the author cares about the characters and the reality of the situation. The research she took is exceptional.
I have read a lot of books about World War II and the Holocaust. This book felt completely different from those novels and biographies, offering me a new glimpse at the devastating war.
The story focuses on four main characters: Maria, Ivan, Luda, and Frederick. Each character is unique and well-rounded. I really can’t say enough positive things about this book!
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction, especially someone interested in World War II history or the history of the Ukraine. I must admit that I don’t know that much about the Ukraine, but this book has inspired me to dive into my own research.