Monday, July 1, 2013

Yesterday's Tomorrow By Catherine West

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

She's after the story that might get her the Pulitzer. He's determined to keep his secrets to himself.
Vietnam, 1967. Independent, career-driven journalist Kristin Taylor wants two things: to honor her father's memory by becoming an award-winning overseas correspondent and to keep tabs on her only brother, Teddy, who signed up for the war against their mother's wishes. Brilliant photographer Luke Maddox, silent and brooding, exudes mystery. Kristin is convinced he's hiding something. Willing to risk it all for what they believe in, Kristin and Luke engage in their own tumultuous battle until, in an unexpected twist, they're forced to work together.
Ambushed by love, they must decide whether or not to set aside their own private agendas for the hope of tomorrow that has captured their hearts.

My Thoughts:

Yesterday's Tomorrow is the first book by Catherine West that I have had the pleasure of reading. It is also her debut book that won the INSPY for Romance, a Silver Medal in the Reader's Favorite Awards, and was a finalist in the Grace Awards.  Kristin Taylor lost her father at the age of 12 when he was in Vietnam covering stories there.  As an adult, Kristin decides to head to Vietnam to cover the war, honor her father's memory, and hopefully find her brother, Teddy, who enlists.  Sparks fly when Kristin and Luke Maddox meet. They do not like one another from the start but they find themselves thrown together and eventually working together. As they work together, they learn more about one another and start to fall in love. 

Yesterday's Tomorrow is a fast paced, beautiful and haunting story that stays with the reader long after you finish it.  Catherine West puts readers right in the middle of the Vietnam War and the effects it had overseas and at home.  I could NOT put this book down. I found myself unable to pull myself out of this book or put it down. Catherine West writes with authority about Vietnam, the war, overseas correspondents, the soldiers, PTSD, and the aftermath.  The characters are very well written and I found myself invested in their lives.  I laughed and cried through this book. The emotions of the characters touched me deeply and the events in this book stayed with me long after I finished it.  Yesterday's Tomorrow is a wonderful story that pulls the reader in and holds on to them.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction. I cannot wait to read more by Catherine West. I have found another new author for my list of must read authors.

 I give this book 5 Stars. 

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