How do you face the future if you don’t know your own past?
When an unexpected pregnancy changes her dreams, seventeen-year-old Annie tries to keep it from her mother and her grandmother. But secrets have a way of coming out. In a household of strong women, the arrival of a new life sets off a spiral of truth that reveals a past full of whispers and lies—a past that existed in another world under the heavy hand of Soviet oppression. This history has dictated the circumstances of the present, but hope, redemption, and forgiveness will grow in the rocky places of these generational differences.
A Silver Willow by the Shore is the story of the unshakeable love between mothers and daughters and of the impact that past decisions can have on present day circumstances. This novel weaves together the stories of generations of women, from the gulags of 1930’s Siberia, to the quiet oppression of 1980’s Soviet Moscow, to present day Tennessee. It is an unforgettable narrative of the treachery of secrets, and of the light that unites the heart of a family.
**Releasing October 2019.
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Author:Kelli Stuart Genre:Novels Publisher:Fine Print Publishing Publication Year: 2019 ASIN:B07XLTQQRS
I knew that Kelli Stuart could write. I read her first book Like a River From Its Course, and in it Kelli courageously revealed the love, fear, horror and sorrow of some of our species’ most hideous times and crimes.
But when an author writes a first novel and blows us out of the water, one always wonders if she will ever produce anything that good again. Well she has!
Her new book, A Silver Willow by the Shore, may even trump her last amazing work. This time we plunge into the lives of three exceptional and exceptionally brave and yet damaged women, and live with them through very real dilemmas, dangers, and damages. Yet, despite all the blows that mankind can throw at them, they survive and thrive.
I began reading this book one morning and I couldn’t stop. Despite my rather busy life, I read it cover to cover in two days, and it was worth every moment spent! I wept with them laughed with each character, and in the end rejoiced.
This is a job well done and a book worth celebrating.
~Douglas Gresham, Stepson of C.S. Lewis, Producer of The Chronicles of Narnia and author of Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis
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