Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Dawn: Book Review

About The Book:

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 atwww.kathryncushman.com  

My Review:

I have been a fan of Kathryn Cushman since reading Leaving Yesterday last year. She draws you into the book from the first page with page-turning drama, current topics that play out through the book, lovable and relatable characters and really easy-to-read writing. Another Dawn is another example of all of these points. 

Without spoiling the book for you all, the main plot revolves around the controversy of not vaccinating children and what happens when a childhood illness, like Measles, spreads as a result. There are some very heart-wrenching moments in this book, and as a mom I was in tears many times as I read.

 The issue of vaccines in Another Dawn is a very current one and it is very evident that a lot of research had gone on by the author in order to include many of the facts and figures that she has. I also love that she has includes the most recent evidents of refuting Andrew Wakefield's work correlating Autism and Childhood Vaccines. Cushman takes a very controversial subjects and shares all points of view, with no obvious bias of her own. Though a fictional writing Another Dawn could happen to any town in America (or Canada, in my case) and that is what made reading it so great - it brought together fiction and real-life in a fantastic manner. I look forward to going back and reading her other books!

I highly recommend reading Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman is available through your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martian Communications Inc, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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