Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Sky

I'm happy to continue our Buttercupland Book Week with a novel by New York Times best-selling author, Chris Stewart, Winter Sky. Winter Sky is especially poignant this time of the year. It's a Christmas story, but with an unusual setting.

Winter Sky takes place in Poland, in the waning days of World War II. The German Army is retreating and the Russian Army is advancing. Lucas is a young Polish resistance fighter, a member of the "Devil's Rebels." An injury has taken his memory and he is alone in the midst of winter and the war. He has one photograph of the time before the war and is searching for a home and family with so little to help him. His situation couldn't be more bleak in the dark days of December, 1944.

But, without being a spoiler, this is a Christmas story, and while things seem and were, dark and tragic, there was still hope and light.  I enjoyed this novel very much and am pleased to be able to share it. I enjoy reading fiction set during the Second World War and the setting was one I was less familiar with. The author, Chris Stewart, is a U.S. Congressman from Utah and a record-setting Air Force pilot.

Thanks to my good friends at Shadow Mountain Publishing, I have a copy of Winter Sky to share with one reader in Buttercupland. Please leave a comment -- perhaps your favorite Christmas book -- and be a friend of Buttercupland on Google+, Google Friend or Bloglovin'. I will choose one name and post the winner next Sunday, December 18.
It's beginning to feel and possibly, look, like winter in New York. We're expecting the first snow of the season later today, though I'm hoping it's only a dusting. I'm not a fan of walking on slippery sidewalks.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Take care and keep cozy.   

Please note: I was given a copy of Winter Sky by Shadow Mountain Publishing for review and giveaway purposes.  All opinions are mine.


Mildred said...

Sounds like a good book for this time of year. Georgia is cold and very overcast today. This will be our first winter in north Georgia. My pantry is stocked in case we get frozen in on our mountain! lol
Would love to be entered.

Brandy Herwig said...

Sounds like a great book!! I would love to read it!!!

Nellie said...

Hi, Buttercup! I always enjoy reading "Father Christmas Letters" by Tolkien during this season. Thinking of you and sending you good wishes!


Interesting premise for a holiday book.

Donna said...

This is so interesting to me. My friend's husband is from Hungary. His family left in the middle of the night. He was two years old. A few years ago they were able to reconnect via Facebook. Then this year were able to go to Hungary to visit and meet his cousins. It was an amazing trip for all of them. He still speaks Hungarian from when he was little. So amazing.

Melinda said...

We had a bit of snow last week.

Enjoy your week.

M : )

Theresa said...

What a beautiful book! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Deanna said...

Thanks for the review. I too like stories set during that time period but not especially the horrors of war. Stay safe when those sidewalks get snowy.