Friday, May 13, 2011
YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW by Catherine West
Kristin Taylor is a journalist headed for Vietnam hoping to become an award winning correspondent like her father was. She is also looking for her brother Teddy. A fellow journalist she meets on the plane introduces her to Caroline, who's looking for a roommate. Kristen is introduced to Caroline's brother, Luke Maddox, in a rather interesting way and from there the sparks begin to fly. Neither one wants anything to do with the other but they keep ending up together. So what will happen when they are forced to work together?
Yesterday's Tomorrow is brilliantly written and emotionally compelling! Catherine West drops you in the middle of Vietnam where you live out Kristin's journey with her. I could feel the heat, taste grit in my mouth and hear the explosions in the hills. My heart grieved with Kristin as she watched many soldiers breathe their last. Though the subject is a very sobering one, there is humor sprinkled throughout the story. I really appreciated that. The characters are larger than life and fully fleshed out. Luke is the strong, silent, brooding type but you can't help but love him. Kristin is independent and gutsy! The romantic tension between them is awesome! This is the type of story that you can't put down. The author keeps your attention from beginning to end! One thing I appreciated very much about this story was that the author didn't sugarcoat anything. She showed things in a gritty and realistic way. The faith element in the story was done very well. It didn't feel forced at all. This is the authors debut novel but it sure doesn't read that way. You can easily see why this has received so many 5 star ratings. The design of the cover is beautiful and it's what drew me to the story to begin with. I HIGHLY encourage you to pick up Yesterday's Tomorrow. It's a story you won't soon forget! I am looking forward to more from Catherine West! Awesome job!