Saturday, December 26, 2009

Leaving Yesterday Book Review and Giveaway


Her prodigal son has returned!
But has he truly left the past behind?
The police car outside triggers Alisa Stewart's worst fear--her son, Kurt, is dead, his life lost forever to addiction. Instead, the officer is just following a lead on a crime. And when Kurt calls to say he's checked himself into rehab and found a healing faith, Alisa feels a hope she'd given up on.

It's like her son has been brought back from the dead.

But then the cop returns, asking dark questions about the murder of someone Kurt once knew. Alisa is terrified. Her boy is different now. He's changed and deserves a second chance. But as his old life refuses to stay buried, Alisa finds herself facing an impossible choice:

keep silent and keep her son or risk everything in a quest for the truth. 

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 

My Review:

This was a fantastic!!! I read it in about a day!

I know as a mother I would never have to live through a child dealing with a drug addiction and other related situations but I know this is a reality to many mothers out there. Cushman delivers a very realistic portrayl of this family crisis and I love how Cushman showed that through faith in God, we can make it through whatever life crisis comes our way. We were never promised that when we believe in God, our life would be free from struggle, but we are told that God will bring us through the struggle. One thing that really resonated with me is that while there are consequences to sin, we know that there are also rewards for "doing the right thing". Leaving Yesterday is a perfect display of this. This book is very well written and reminiscent of Karen Kingsbury (if you are a Kingsbury fan, you will definitely enjoy Cushman).

I highly recommend this book to all lovers of Christian fiction. I have never read Kathryn Cushman's books before, but I will definitely be on the lookout for more of them to read!!!

TO BUY: Leaving Yesterday can be purchsed directly through its publisher, Bethany House. As well it is available through your local Christian bookseller, Amazon.com and Amazon.ca


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