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Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

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This book followed 3 generations of   Ukrainian women.  These characters were well developed and felt somewhat real. I thought that this book was written well and also very informative of Ukraine. This was based on a true story even though this book if fiction. 

Thank you so much NetGalley and publishers for this Ebook! 


My rating is 3.5⭐️
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A debut novel, based on a true story could be taken from today's headlines. A compelling three generational family story based in Ukraine tells a simplified version of the country's history from the 1970's to the 1990's and to the 2016 through the experience of the Rosomakha family. You see the effect of the Soviet Rule as it affects this family, then the country's independence in the 90's to the Russian takeover in Crimea in 2014.
A major thread of the book is loyalty to the family and the party. Christianity is discussed, not in a preachy way but in what does or doesn't believe in. A fierce love of family continues through the book.
The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and the title is very creative.  The book is easy to read, with a couple of surprising twists and is tied together in the end. I would recommend this book for book clubs, bible studies, young women groups or simply for the joy of reading. 
Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my review.
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An insightful novel and with current affairs in Ukraine is particularly pertinent.
This follows 3 generations of women in Ukraine through Russian rule, communism, independence and  invasion. Teri Brown presents a heartfelt story of survival through extreme circumstances and the determination of the people of Ukraine.
I particularly enjoyed the fact that this is based on a true story
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