Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Yesterday's Tomorrow Paperback – February 12, 2014
Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 | Limited Edition
A great gift for country music fans, The Anthology Part 1 includes CDs containing the music of Garth's first five years, and behind-the-scenes photographs and stories never before made public. Learn more
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
"The edgy realism and poignant honesty that flow from West's pen in Yesterday's Tomorrow place it head-and-shoulders above some of biggest bestsellers on bookstore shelves today, and it easily fulfills all the requirements set forth to make it the INSPY Award Winner for Romance."
I truly, truly recommend this novel. It's filled with so much emotion, so much adventure, and so many wonderful characters...I can't wait to read another story by this fabulously talented author. This is going in my list of books to read again and again! Well done, Ms. West!Reviewed by Molly E. for Readers Favorite
About the Author
Educated in Bermuda, England and Canada, Catherine holds a degree in English from the University of Toronto. When she's not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. Catherine and her husband live on the beautiful island of Bermuda, with their two college-aged children. Catherine is a member of Romance Writers of America, and American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a founding member of International Christian Fiction Writers. Catherine's debut novel Yesterday's Tomorrow, releases March 15th, through
OakTara Website: oaktara.com
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
From the very first page, she creates vivid images and characters that you'll empathize with, root for, want to slap upside the head a few times, but, mostly, fall in love with.
Set in war torn Vietnam, here is a brief run down of the story:
She's after the story that might get her the Pulitzer. He's determined to keep his secrets to himself. Vietnam, 1967. 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.
I guess the best way I can think to describe Yesterday's Tomorrow, is that it's unflinchingly, heart breakingly, sometimes painfully, realistic.
In other words, it's not a light read. But I'm glad, because this era in history is one that deserves to be explored and revisited by someone brave enough to do it justice. I applaud Catherine, especially, for tackling the subject of post traumatic stress disorder, as it's not an easy thing to delve into. She truly does an amazing job of allowing the reader glimpses into what it must have been, and for some, still must be, like to endure.
The writing completely engages you throughout. Each scene propels the story forward wonderfully, plus the interactions between Luke and Kristen fairly crackle with tension, passion, danger, and awareness. You're never quite sure what will happen next, which leaves you on the edge of your seat. Also, I love the humor Catherine sprinkles into the dialogue, which helps to alleviate some tense moments and off set the serious circumstances which are ever present.
There honestly wasn't anything I didn't like about Yesterday's Tomorrow, and I highly recommend it as compelling storytelling at its finest. This book moved me deeply and I know I'll be putting it on my keeper shelf for future re-reading.
The characters were relatable, interesting and alive. I went to sleep thinking about them. Feeling for them. The setting was equally as compelling; I could feel the heat and humidity, smell the smells, hear the sounds, taste the dirt. I was there. I laughed, cried, grew frustrated, angry and smiled some of the biggest smiles I ever have while reading a book. I was exhilarated by the end.
For this to be West’s first piece is ridiculous. She was born to write. I cannot WAIT to read more of her work!
Yesterday's Tomorrow is one of the few books that surprised me. Partway through, it took a turn I never saw coming and became much more of a story than I'd expected. If you like tear-jerker, emotion-driven stories, you'll love Yesterday's Tomorrow--regardless of your personal views of Vietnam.