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The Dream Shelf by Jeff Russell is a thrilling and mysterious story about a son trying to figure out who his recently deceased father was in the early years of his life. The Dream Shelf takes the reader on a historical adventure, filled with hardships and gut wrenching decisions. This story tells a magnificent tale of what a father will do to protect his family. Russell does a magnificent job creating characters that are relatable and a story that makes the reader crave more and more. The addition of a love story is a fantastic bonus for the reader.
The characters are very relatable and you crave answers just as much as the characters in the novel. Russell does a great job including historical facts and creating an inside look at the decisions that needed to be made no matter the cost. Each discovery made gives the reader the same satisfaction and sense of accomplishment felt by the main protagonist.
This story is one of the most memorable novels I have read in a long time. It includes some history and an inside look at the hardships and decisions many men faced during a time of war. This is a well written story that I am sure many will enjoy. I highly recommend this novel to readers of all ages and fans of thrilling dramas.