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RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4414-2 14.99 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 352 pages FICTION Historical Kregel Publications Rights World June 27 2016 An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitlers 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 Ukrainestragediesthroughtheeyesoffourcompellingcharacters 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 34000 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 Fhrers 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. Kelli Stuart is the coauthor of Dare 2B Wise 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. In addition to her writing Kelli has spent twenty years studying Ukranian culture. Kelli lives in Florida and blogs at KelliStuart.com. www.kregel.com 18 FICTION ISBN 978-0-8254-4414-2 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 1 4 2 Like a River from Its Course Kelli Stuart Cup of Dust 978-0-8254-4388-6 14.99 Defy the Night 978-0-8254-4321-3 14.99 Only American novel to focus on the little-known story of Babi Yar Extensively researched for authenticity in depiction Strong female leads Timely topic in light of recent border struggles between Russia and Ukraine