"A beautiful, heart wrenching story of loss, love, terrible tragedies and amazing forgiveness from the brave men and women of Ukraine. I am privileged to have the opportunity to invest my time in an amazing book like this. I highly recommend this book to all!"
"This story will touch your heart and pull at the strings. I would give this book 5 STARS."
"This is a book that every history student should be made to read. I laughed, cried, mourned, and celebrated with each of the characters. I cannot recommend this book enough."
"This story will have you flipping pages as fast as you can read them. I highly recommend this book!"
"This is a story of survival, and love, both parental and personal, and strength from God. A poignant story that will linger with you for a long time. 5 stars."
"Rating: 5 stars for excellent."
"Wonderful Historical Fiction! This really was a testament of faith in a time when the world was upside down! I enjoyed this read and highly recommend this book!"
Good Books for the Journey
"Like a River From Its Course is beautiful. It's a beautiful story told in the words of those who lived it. You cannot read it and walk away unchanged. I give this book 5 strong stars."
Lane Hill House
"This novel is destined to become a classic."
"The book is well-written and obviously well-researched. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in WWII historical fiction. In fact, I already have a friend in the wings waiting to borrow it."
"This book is AMAZING. I absolutely loved it. If you love WWII stories this is absolutely a MUST read. I cannot recommend it enough."
"I recommend it as a moving account of a terrible time in our past. My rating: 4/5 stars."
"In the midst of so much horror, Stuart manages to highlight examples of love, hope, courage and perseverance that will remain in your memory long after the book ends."
"The book really captures the time, place and truth that God knows no limits and He comes to those who earnestly seek Him! Dont miss this great tale!"
"This is a keeper that brings to life the realities, hardships, and undying devotion of others."
"It is just FANTASTIC. I am excited to share this book with others. I honestly feel like I cannot do this book justice. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction especially about WWII, you will NOT be disappointed."
Theresa C. Shell
"This is a powerful, beautifully crafted story, not to be overlooked by lovers of historical fiction."
"There are so many single words that can describe this book. Deep. Gripping. Raw. Powerful. Its all of those things. This book is fiction, but its based on real-life stories. On real people. On real heartache. On real sacrifice. Read it."
"Reading this novel has left an impression on my heart that won't go away. "
"Easily one of the best novels I've read this year, it gives a perspective of World War II that you probably haven't heard."
"It is evident how deep the author cares about the characters and the reality of the situation. The research she took is exceptional. I really can't say enough positive things about this book!"
"Very well-written and extensively researched, Like A River from Its Course is literary fiction at its best."
Indoor Garden Musings
"This was a book I had hard time putting down. If you want to learn more about World War II in the Ukraine, I would suggest that you read this one."
Mystery History Mom
"Kelli Stuart has written the most heartbreakingly raw story which also contains moments of light and beauty. Bravo, Kelli Stuart! Like a River From Its Course is a classic!"
"The first thing that comes to my mind is WOW WHAT A BOOK! The writing of this novel was a labor of love and it shows! If I could I would give it 6 stars!!"
"This is unlike any other book that I have read. If you are a fan of WWII fiction, especially if it based on actual events, this is a great book to read. I have already recommended it and loaned it out to a couple of friends."
"The character development was superb. The story was the perfect balance of excitement, sadness and victory while staying true to historical facts."
"It's a truly beautiful and captivating story, enhanced by the depth of Stuarts research. One of my favorite reads of the year so far, I highly recommend Like a River From Its Course to any historical fiction readers. It's worth a read as soon as possible."