Monday, May 30, 2011
Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. After practicing as a pharmacist, she left her career to marry and begin a family and has since pursued her dream of writing. Leaving Yesterday is her third novel. Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California. Visit Kathryn's Web site at www.kathryncushman.com
What Would You Give for a Second Chance to Make Things Right?
When life gets complicated, Grace Graham runs. She's left romantic relationships, friendships, and even her family after the death of her mother. But now her sister, Jana, is giving her once last chance: Come home and help care for their father--whom Grace still blames for her mother's death--or never show her face in Shoal Creek, Tennessee, again.
With her son, Dylan, in tow, Grace returns home from California. But is she returning for the right reasons? And when costly decisions from the past suddenly put her son's life and the lives of other children in town at risk, will she have the strength to stand strong and await Another Dawn?
This was the first time I have ever read a book by this author. I didn't know what to expect as I found myself having problems really getting into the book. The book tackles the debate on vaccination of children as Grace goes back home hoping to strengthen family relationships that had been damaged. Instead, more problems arise as her choice not to vaccinate her son rips her hometown apart.
The book did have some good moments that encourage us to walk closer to God and act upon what He leads us to do whether it is the popular thing to do or not.
Not the most enjoyable book I have ever read but not the worse either.
I received this book courtesy of Bethany House for this review.