$50 Amazon Gift Card and Kindle Fire Tablet Giveaway: A Silver Willow by the Shore By Kelli Stuart


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A Silver Willow by the Shore
By Kelli Stuart
Adult Historical, Contemporary, Time-Slip
Paperback & ebook, 380 Pages
October 15th 2019 by Fine Print Writing Press

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.

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Excerpt:

[Nina] closes her eyes and her mind drifts to her childhood, to the year when she was seven years old and a particularly cold winter had settled upon Moscow, clamping down on them with an icy fist. Rations were low, and Nina and Elizaveta had to wait in longer lines than usual for whatever produce might be available when they finally got to the front…

“I’m cold, Mama,” Nina would whine, pulling against her mother’s vice-like grip on her gloved hand.

“It’s okay, Ninochka,” her mother would answer. “You simply have to think of warm things, and you will be warm. Quick, let’s think of warm things together.” And they’d take turns listing all the warm things they could think of: Fire, borsch, a summer night, a cup of hot chai. They’d make their list as the line crawled along, and somehow it had worked—Nina had felt warm.

Or maybe she’d just forgotten the cold.

 

About the Author

Kelli is a wife, mother, novelist, and the driver of a smoking’ hot minivan. When she isn’t wrangling her five children, she can be found tapping away at the keyboard. Kelli is the award winning author of Like a River From Its Course, her debut novel which won the ACFW Carol Award for Best Historical and was nominated for two Christy Awards. Kelli is also the co-author of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom with Wendy Speake. You can find more information on her life and writings at www.kellistuart.com.

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20 comments

  1. Brenda Dickson says:

    I have never read a time-slip novel so I am really looking forward to reading A Silver Willow by the Shore.

  2. Brenda Dickson says:

    I have never read a time-slip novel so I am really looking forward to reading A Silver Willow by the Shore.. It sounds like a wonderful story.

  3. suzannah0466061145 says:

    I recently read a book called Forever, Lately which is a time slip novel taking place in the Regency era and in modern times. This book sounds fascinating. I can’t imagine the challenge of having to write in two different settings and getting them accurate. Well done

  4. sheila ressel says:

    This sounds really interesting. I’ve never read a time-slip novel before so this will be a first for me.

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