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Dark Storm Rising by Jesseca Wheaton

by Kellyn Roth |
January 19, 2017

Title: Dark Storm Rising
Author: Jesseca Wheaton
Genre: historical adventure
Era: 1938 (WW2)
Setting: Austria, Europe
Publisher: Jesseca Wheaton
Source: from author (in exchange for honest review)
Overall Rating: 4/5

Dark Storm Rising by Jesseca Wheaton

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Helena and Max are just two normal cousins living in north-east Austria. But when Hitler takes over Germany and the unrest grows against the Jews, their families become two of many, helping Germany’s Jews across the border.
Then, on the night the Anschluss is signed and on their way to deliver a secret message, Helena and Max are captured by a high-ranking officer in the Wehrmacht. Confined within the enemy’s walls, Helena and Max have many unanswered questions.
If Germany is not at war with Austria, then why have they been captured? Who can they trust? And will they ever see their families again? Encountering many surprises along the way, Helena and Max learn that God’s plans are always best, and the power of forgiveness.

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That was a fantastic short story! I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to almost anyone who loves historical fiction, exciting adventures, or great Christian messages. 🙂
Plot {5/5}:
The plot was interesting and intriguing, exciting while not being too fast-paced.
Characters {5/5}:
The characters were great. I really liked the Major. Especially his flowers.
Setting {4/5}:
I personally felt this could have been a little stronger, especially description-wise, but it was a short story after all.
Writing {3/5}:
Pretty good, although I see how Jesseca’s writing has improved since now by quite a bit! Especially in A Question of Honor. *swoons over another book by the author* *takes a deep breath*
Content:
I’d say it was perfectly clean. Some violence, though nothing particularly graphic. No language or sexual content.
Overall {4/5}:
A sweet but poignant and meaningful short story (with a short review!).
~Kellyn Roth

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