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Kerri’s War by Stephen Douglass Review

Title: Kerri’s War

Author: Stephen Douglass

First published August 11, 2011

414 pages, ebook

Rating: 3.83

Overview

In the midst of World War II, Kerri’s life is turned upside down when her family is killed in a bombing raid. Fueled by grief and a desire for revenge, Kerri joins the resistance movement in France and quickly rises through the ranks.

But as the war rages on and the stakes get higher, Kerri must make difficult choices and face the consequences of her actions. Will she be able to survive the war and find a way to rebuild her life?

In Stephen Douglass’ gripping novel, Kerri’s War, readers are transported to the heart of the resistance movement in WWII France. The story follows Kerri as she navigates the dangers and complexities of war, driven by a fierce determination to fight for what is right.

With vivid descriptions and a powerful narrative, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the human stories behind one of the most tumultuous periods in history.

About the Author

During his career, Steve worked for two of the world’s largest oil companies, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell, for the first half of his working years. However, for the second half, he worked with his own oil company, which was one of the smallest in the world.

Now that he is retired, he enjoys spending his summers in Niagara Falls, Canada, and his winters in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Although he loves reading, writing, and travelling, he also enjoys playing a game of bad golf whenever he gets a chance.

He plans to continue writing for as long as he can, probably even beyond his last breath. Recently, he published the results of his 22-year-long work, which is THE KING TRILOGY containing three books: THE BRIDGE TO CARACAS, THE TAINTED TRUST, and KERRI’S WAR.

These books are now available in audiobook format.

Editoral Review

Kerris War is a gripping historical fiction novel written by Stephen Douglass. Set in the backdrop of World War II, the novel explores themes of courage, love, and self-discovery against the uncertainties and dangers of wartime.

Published on August 11, 2011, this book is a tale of resilience, hope, and human spirit, as it follows the journey of a young nurse, Kerri James, who volunteers to serve in the war effort. The author, Stephen Douglass, is a renowned historical fiction writer known for his ability to bring the past to life in compelling and vivid ways.

In Kerris War, he skillfully blends historical accuracy with fictional elements to give readers a sense of what life was like for those fighting on the frontlines during World War II. He masterfully captures the language and zeitgeist of the era, transporting readers to a time when the world was forever changed by war.

At its core, Kerris War is a story of one womans fight to overcome adversity amidst the chaos of war. The novel follows Kerri James, a young nurse who volunteers to serve in the war effort after losing her fianc in battle.

As Kerri journeys across the treacherous war zones of Europe, she confronts both physical and emotional challenges that force her to question her beliefs and come to terms with the reality of war. Douglass does an excellent job of developing the characters and setting up a tense and exciting plot.

The pacing of the novel is perfect, with just the right amount of action and suspense to keep readers engaged throughout. The inclusion of historical details also adds an air of authenticity, making the story feel more grounded in reality.

One of the strengths of Kerris War is the way that it balances the larger themes of war and struggle with intimate personal moments. The reader gets a sense of the broader historical context while also feeling invested in the characters and their individual journeys.

Additionally, the novel is able to touch on complex social and political issues without feeling preachy or heavy-handed. Despite its many strengths, Kerris War does have a few flaws that may detract from the overall reading experience.

For example, some readers may find the ending to be a bit predictable or formulaic. Another issue is that some of the secondary characters could have been developed more fully, which would have added more depth to the story.

Overall, Kerris War is a well-crafted and engaging historical fiction novel that is sure to appeal to lovers of the genre. The novel is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity and serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by countless individuals during wartime.

I would recommend this book to readers looking for a thrilling and emotional read that is rooted in history. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

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