Another week of August has begun! Days are just flying by! Today I have a review for y'all. It's by Tricia Goyer (who co-authored Praying for Your Future Husband) and it's called From Dust and Ashes. There are some books that were so powerful and touching, you could read them again and enjoy experiencing everything all over again. From Dust and Ashes is one of those kind of books! This is the second time I've read it, but I enjoyed it as much, if not more, than my first time through. :-)
My Review - Star Rating: 5
I’ve always enjoyed history, and therefore historical fiction is my favorite genre (after suspense, that is! ;-). Recently I’ve become really interested in books set around either of the World Wars, and From Dust and Ashes, set in 1945, really intrigued me. Presenting many somber facts about the cruelty of war and a prisoners life after being set free, Tricia Goyer holds you captive with her amazing story plot that will leave you amazed.
From Dust and Ashes is not your typical historical. There’s three main characters—Peter, Helene, and Michaela—and I honestly did not know how this book was going to end. A rather thick book, I soon forgot about the length and became immersed in these characters. Each one was so amazing and memorable. All were well portrayed, vividly described, and so believable, I almost wanted to go search up these names and see if Lelia and Michaela really were liberated from a death camp by Peter Scott and nurtured back to health by Helene Volkneir.
Tricia Goyer did an amazing job with this work of fiction. She wrote with such passion and strength in her words, I could almost feel the grimness of the time period. From Dust and Ashes doesn’t talk about the fighting against the German’s on the front lines, but instead the sobering facts of the camps. What people experience in the death camps can never truly be understood unless by those who’ve actually experienced. But Tricia got as close as possible, in my opinion.
Wording her story so beautifully, Tricia always kept the book accurate, realistic, and true to facts. It’s amazing how much research was put into From Dust and Ashes. But it shows. Throughout the book, accuracy shines. This was the first book I read by Tricia Goyer, but I can promise you it won’t be my last! I cannot wait to read more historical fiction by such a talented author. One thing really stood out to me throughout the entire book is that Tricia Goyer wrote this story from the heart. It shines from every page. I highly recommend it for any historical fiction fan.
I reviewed this book for Moody Publishing. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.