Monday, February 14

Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman


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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 

Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 076420825X
ISBN-13: 978-0764208256

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MY THOUGHTS

Grace Graham does not have a close relationship with her family, and she is challenged by her sister to finally come home and help out with their father's recovery from surgery. Grace is still bitter and determined to let her Dad know that he doesn't deserve forgiveness for things in the past.

Against all odds, the trip home immediately spiraled into a huge health outbreak with media involvement and hostile accusations. Grace found herself in the middle of a great debate on childhood vaccinations, and even her immediate family is torn apart by the choices she made for her son Dylan.

This book really made me think about issues that haven't really touched my life to this point. The author delicately and fairly presented both sides, and backed up both the pros and cons with strong evidence. It was done is such a way that I can clearly identify and understand why there is such a division on this important health issue.

There were times in the story that I didn't like Grace very much, especially in her treatment towards her father. She has always run away from her problems instead of dealing with them, and she finally gets to the place where she has to confront her past and her own failings.

Overall, a very enjoyable read that I couldn't put down until the very last page.

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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