Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WINTER SKY by Chris Stewart

WINTER SKY by Chris Stewart. Wow! This is an incredible story. It truly had me hooked from the first page. I loved seeing this perspective of the war. I loved the young rebel and all the people he met along the way. Everyone has a reason they do what they do. It was fascinating to learn about each of these characters. I did have trouble figuring out who's point of view the story was in, even within each section. Once I settle on an omniscient POV it made it easier to continue. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone, especially those with a love for historical things.

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In a bombed-out Polish village during World War II a young resistance fighter finds that he is suddenly alone and trapped between two opposing armies. He is one of Poland's "Devil's Rebels" fighting desperately to save his homeland, but an injury has erased his memory and his only possession is a torn photograph of a couple he assumes are his parents. The woman appears to be holding the hand of a young child whose image has been ripped off. Could the child be him?
Caught in the crosshairs of the retreating German army and the advancing Russian forces, the village holds nothing but destruction and despair until a mysterious young woman offers a small glimmer of hope that may represent his last chance - news of a refuge train departing from a nearby town headed for American installations at the border. But complications arise when the resistance fighter is betrayed by his own countryman and hunted by German SS Officers who are determined to kill him before they retreat. Desperately searching for a home and family he can't remember he is persuaded to rescue two children who are doomed to die without his help.
As time runs out the former rebel is faced with an impossible choice. Standing at the crossroads of saving himself or risking his life for strangers, what would motivate a young man at the brink of salvation to make one more sacrifice?
*A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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