If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman and Giveaway

From the back of the book:
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.
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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
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My Thoughts:
This was an interesting book. About a third of the way into the book, I didn't think I liked it very well. The lead character, Alisa, made some choices and decisions that I didn't like at all and I just didn't like the way it was going. I put the book door for a couple weeks and then finally went back and read it. I'm glad I did. Yes, she made some decisions that I don't think I ever would, but it was for love of her son. I still don't think I could make those choices, but it does really make you think and wonder about how far would you go to protect your child. It was also about how so many times in life we "fake" our faith. We try to make everyone believe everything is okay with us, when really we are falling apart. And how we need to give up the pretense and just be real with each other. All in all, this was a pretty good book.

A copy of this book was provided for review by Bethany House a Division of Baker Publishing Group.

If you would like to have a chance to have this book, please leave a comment by Tuesday 8:00pm and we'll randomly pick a winner.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my mom has told me about her and I have not read any of her books. Looks like I found one of my moms Christmas Gifts thanks to you!!!

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  2. Sounds like a good book! I haven't heard of the author before.

    -FringeGirl

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  3. It sounds like a good book. I am glad you liked it in the end. count me in.

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  4. Count me in too, please!

    I have never heard of this book or the author but it does sound interesting!

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  5. I have way too many books to read the way it is, but how nice of you to offer this to your readers!

    Have a blessed Christmas!

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  6. Oh, you know me! I'm always up for a giveaway!
    Sounds like a great book.

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  7. Since the next few days are going to be crazy I want to wish you all a early Merry Christmas.. thanks for letting me view your life and visiting mine.

    Cathy

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