Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Another Dawn ~ Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Another Dawn
Bethany House (February 1, 2011)
Kathryn Cushman


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.

Other books by Kathryn, A Promise to Remember was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers Book-of-the-Year in the Women’s Fiction category, and Waiting for Daybreak was a finalist in Women’s Fiction for the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award.

Leaving Yesterday, her third novel, was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award.

Now her fifth book, Another Dawn, has arrived in stores, and I’m very excited about it!

On the homefront, Kathryn has been married to Lee for over twenty years now, and their two daughters are currently braving the worlds of junior high and high school. They’ve lived in Santa Barbara for the last nineteen years. It’s a beautiful place and Kathryn feels blessed to be there (although a seventy degree Christmas still leaves her dreaming of a white one—or at least a colder one!)


Grace Graham is back in Tennessee with her four-year-old son on a short unpaid leave from work, helping her father recover from surgery and spending time with her sister.

Shoal Creek seems more backward than ever after her years in California, and it's hard to find organic food anywhere. When the unthinkable happens and her son is diagnosed with measles, Grace's fears over modern medicine take a dangerous turn.

Worse, the town has fallen into quarantine and its residents focus their anger and blame on Grace. She is alone and scared, until one brave woman chooses to reach out a hand of forgiveness and mercy. But when the outbreak takes a life-threatening turn, will Grace be able to forgive herself?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Another Dawn, go HERE.

My Review:

Another Dawn is one of those books that truly caught me by surprise. I mean that in a good way. When we choose the books we would like to review obviously we aren't going to choose one that we think are just mediocre and trust me, I don't have time to choose books that are. This story deals with so many things in life that are very relevant today. I love how Grace, a single mom, who has made decisions in her life that cause quite a stirring in her hometown, is willing to look within and be honest with herself. Although those around her call her a "runner" Grace decides to listen to their accusations and see if there is any truth to their claims. Grace is faced with so many dynamics, old wounds from school friends, and her love life as well. Add to this, her own choices about immunizing her son as an infant.

Kathryn Cushman does a phenomenal job with this storyline and all of the characters. I am so happy to have found this author. Another Dawn is one that I would give a big five ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

p.s. Sometimes the author will drop by and read the reviews....If by chance Mrs. Cushman does stop by...Thank you so much for stopping and please, I gotta know one thing!?!?!

Is the Dr. Richard Mabry in this book the retired Dr. who authors the excellent books "Medical Error" and "Code Blue" ????


Jessie Dyan said...

Congratulations from Reader Between The Covers!! I have chosen you for the One Lovely Blog Award:

Kathryn Cushman said...

Hi Judy,
Thank you so much for the nice review! And yes, Dr. Richard Mabry is named for the author. Richard and I were in Mount Hermon mentoring groups together several times, so when I needed a doctor's name, I decided to do a little shout out :-)
Thanks again for featuring my book on your blog.

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