Walking Through The Fires
The Survivors by Kate Furnivall is a powerful epic historical novel that consumed me from the start.
The novel is set in 1945 mainly in a displaced persons camp in Europe. The war is officially over but for thousands of people there still is nowhere to go. An air of suspicion hangs over the camp as people await their future.
War alters people. They behave by a different set of rules and moral code. They do what they have to do to survive. Lies easily roll off the tongue. Whose version of the truth is correct? Favours are still being called in. Past secrets lie hidden until a face from the past threatens to reveal them.
A mother’s love is fiercely protective. It governs her movements as we witness a close bond within the novel. The pair fight for life for each other.Continue reading