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Yesterday's Tomorrow Paperback – February 12, 2014

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"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 Publishers.
Website: catherinejwest.com
OakTara Website: oaktara.com
Blog: catherinewestblog.blogspot.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: OakTara (February 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160290278X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602902787
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,740,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa J. Lickel on March 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
I intended to take this book in chunks, but when I reached my first self-imposed stopping point, I ignored it. Yesterday's Tomorrow is so compelling that I had to keep turning pages. Delicious characters who live so fully that they allow themselves to get filthy and face evil and temptation from friends as well as obvious foes will make you remember them for a long time. Cathy's story isn't about women's rights, although the late sixties in America is a testing time. The character of Kristin isn't out to prove that a woman can do a war-time correspondent job; she's out to prove that she has an eye for a story like no one else. A chance meeting with international journalists gives Kristin a roommate in Saigon; the roommate has a brother who's a mysterious photo-journalist. Although Kristin has defied her mother and her boss to go to Vietnam, she quickly grows up, finds the right connections and the chance to write the story of a lifetime on the unspoken role of the US government behind the scenes. Luke lives fast and recklessly, and when he and Kristen are thrown together as a team for Life magazine, they share secrets that bind them long after the war is over.

I remember all those messed-up soldiers coming home. I was in junior high and very impressionable, and lived through some pretty gruesome aftereffects in our neighborhood, including the stabbing of a neighbor's wife. As I read the book I wondered if Cathy had lived through the era, and found out later that she had researched well. The book is so complex in that Cathy touches on women's rights, racism, espionage, the fallout of war on orphans, temptation and the aftermath, besides a raw faith element. All of the beautiful ingredients create a rich and sensuously satisfying meal. She also has a great book trailer.
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What a ride. West had me laughing and crying--and I don't cry. At least, not regular sad tears. Mine are hard manly tears with sharp edges that sting. But that is my burden to bear.

In short, this book represents some of the finest work in its recent-historical romance genre. Anyone (and I include men, obviously) who has struggled to face secrets and powerful repressed emotions and feelings--abandonment, shame, inadequacy, desire, ambition, deep regret--bring your man pants. The themes and incredible insights crackle with authenticity and tragic beauty, even from Luke, who is as tough as they come. The story sweeps us along through the journalists' steeled eyes revealing Viet Nam as it was, war-torn and wounded. Their experience and growing maturity are evident as Kristen's and Luke's parallel journeys convince us how difficult survival is, how helpless we are to escape the worst, but ultimately how that gives life its meaning and preciousness.

Of course, there's nothing "precious" about the incredible hardship many couples like this endured because of this war--but you'll see your own life more clearly after reading this book and taking the adventure with them. And without a doubt, (no spoilers here) the touching scenes with the youngest cast member will stay with me for years, well beyond this silly review, and probably my eyesight. Stupid jagged tears.

A potentially life-changing, age-defining story of a fated relationship made nearly impossible by an era most people have forgotten is still impacting us today...I'm so grateful to West for writing and sharing it with us.
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It takes a talented author to stir a reader's emotions at a deep level, but Catherine West managed it with no problem in her debut novel Yesterday's Tomorrow. The story centers around Kristin Taylor, a twentysomething journalist who goes to Vietnam to continue her father's legacy of touching people's lives with the written word. She's unprepared for the gritty reality of war and the emotions--and sometimes lack of emotions--that go with it, but she's spunky and determined to stay in Vietnam and report the truth about the war. She traveled to the country without a visa or a press pass, but finds work with Time magazine shortly after arriving. A photographer, Luke Maddox, reluctantly introduces her to the cuontry and the media's way of life there. Kristin and Luke, along with Jonno, who is a soldier who, for medical reasons, spends most of his time chauffering Luke around, travel into the dese jungles and throughout the war ravaged country visiting men who are involved in the war and hearing and reporting their stories.

Kristin and Luke, who are still only reluctant acquaintances, are assigned by Time magazine to be partners. Kristin will write and Luke will take the pictures. As the two of them get to know each other while still trying to keep secrets, their witty dialogue and back-and-forth sarcastic comments keep the reader interested in their relationship and wondering if anything romantic could ever develop between two people with such distinct and strong personalities.

I laughed. I cried. I know it's completely cliche to say so, but I really did. The story made me feel every emotion along with the characters. Fear. Guilt. Hope. Finally--peace. It will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Romance fans, I think you'll enojoy the sparks that fly between these characters.
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