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.
Other books by Kathryn, A Promise to Remember was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers Book-of-the-Year in the Women’s Fiction category, and Waiting for Daybreak was a finalist in Women’s Fiction for the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award.
Leaving Yesterday, her third novel, was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award.
Now her fourth book, Another Dawn, has arrived in stores, and I’m very excited about it!
On the homefront, Kathryn has been married to Lee for over twenty years now, and their two daughters are currently braving the worlds of junior high and high school. They’ve lived in Santa Barbara for the last nineteen years. It’s a beautiful place and Kathryn feels blessed to be there (although a seventy degree Christmas still leaves her dreaming of a white one—or at least a colder one!)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Shoal Creek seems more backward than ever after her years in California, and it's hard to find organic food anywhere. When the unthinkable happens and her son is diagnosed with measles, Grace's fears over modern medicine take a dangerous turn.
Worse, the town has fallen into quarantine and its residents focus their anger and blame on Grace. She is alone and scared, until one brave woman chooses to reach out a hand of forgiveness and mercy. But when the outbreak takes a life-threatening turn, will Grace be able to forgive herself?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Another Dawn, go HERE.
I know it’s a good book when I read it in one afternoon. I started “Another Dawn” mid-afternoon and finished it that night.
I thought this book had an interesting premise. A mother, who refused the vaccinations for his son, is faced with what her choice could possibly have done to her hometown. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading. I stand on the opposite side of the vaccine debate- the side of Grace. Would the novel preach an agenda? And just how would this tie into a plot line?
Instead of making this agenda driven fiction, it became a type of “character” to the novel. The vaccine debate became external conflict, emotional angst and played against everything Grace has been her entire life long. To watch this character grow and change was nothing short of great writing. Her actions, the actions of those around her, I can promise I will read this book again… and again.
What I loved so much about it, is it goes beyond the superficial to dig deep into the heart of the issues. The relationships are especially profound.
This book offers more than just a well placed subject on a tired debate, it is a story filled with fulfilling characters, a succinct plot, great dialogue, and a satisfying ending. I think you’ll sigh with pleasure when you close this book- I did.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review through CFBA