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Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman--A Bethany House Book Review

The Blurb:

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 one 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?

My Review:

Kathryn Cushman has written a wonderful story that explores how choices can affect more than the person who has made them.

After Grace was hired as office manager at the Blue Pacific Bed and Breakfast in Ventura, California. She became friends with the owners daughter, and her boss, Jasmine, and Collin, her son, who has been diagnosed with autism. Jasmine believes the autism is a result of the MMR vaccination. Grace who was expecting her son, Dylan, at the time, began to think about him and what would be the best choice for him. Her choice was not to vaccinate.

Now, Dylan is four, and Grace has been asked by her sister, Jana, to come home and help care for their father after his knee replacement surgery. Grace doesn’t really want to go home because she still harbors resentment toward him, and holds him responsible for her mothers cancer and subsequent death. His crime?  He was, and still is-- a smoker.

Grace made the decision to go home after she was told that the deal to sell the Bed and Breakfast wasn’t going to happen. She didn’t want to tell Jasmine, because she was depending on the sale to be able to move to Texas and enroll her son into a special program for autistic children.

The day after Grace and Dylan arrived back home in Tennessee, Dylan developed what seemed to be a cold, and because she thought it was a cold she and Dylan went to church with her father and her sister’s family and helped out in the nursery. Dylan enjoyed helping his aunt take care of the babies and spending time with his cousin Hannah.

A few days later Dylan has the beginnings of a rash and a high fever…

Choices have consequences and now facing them both what will Grace do? Will she stay and face them or will she run when things get difficult?

I will not tell you anymore, because I don’t want to spoil the ending. I will tell say that this book is one that will tug at your heartstrings, and you will want to have a box of tissues near as you read.

Read an excerpt here.

I will definitely read more of Kathryn Cushman’s books.

**Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman was provided to me for free by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.


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