Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
Format: Paperback - 288 pages / Kindle - 665 KB / Nook - 552 KB
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction / Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Litfuse Publicity.
He's determined to keep his secrets to himself.
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.
A poignant love story set amidst the tumultuous Vietnam War.
My Book Review:
Yesterday's Tomorrow is a hauntingly poignant story that transports the reader to the Vietnam War with an emotional tale of love, loss, faith, hope, family and friendship. In her debut novel, author Catherine West weaves a powerful and spellbinding tale written in the third person narrative that follows the journey of journalist Kristin Taylor, when she travels to Vietnam in 1967 to cover the war in the field, following in the footsteps of her beloved father, while also keeping an eye on her younger brother Teddy, who is serving in the Army. While there Kristin is partnered with photographer Luke Maddox, and together they go into the war zones and capture the real truth of what the soldiers are experiencing during the war.
Rich in vivid details and descriptions, the reader is transported to Saigon and to the outlying villages where the crack of gunfire and explosions of landmines is gritty and raw, it simply takes your breath away. Amidst the chaos, confusion and violence, Kristin and Luke find each other, their banter is a welcome relief from the tension and harsh reality of war. The development of their love story is tender, yet also has suspenseful twists and turns that keeps the pages turning. The complexity of their spiritual and emotional journey brings pieces of Vietnam home with them, their lives will never be the same.
Yesterday's Tomorrow is a beautifully crafted novel that easily draws the reader in, captivating them as they get lost in the story while experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and turmoil of Vietnam, coupled with complex characters who faced heart-wrenching decisions, while finding hope, faith and love during a very emotional and traumatic time in history.
Yesterday's Tomorrow is a compelling and thought-provoking story that is a must read, it is a story that will resonate with you for a very long time.
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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