Thursday, September 24, 2009

Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman

Another great piece of fiction by Katie Cushman. Leaving Yesterday deals with several tough issues - marital separation, murder, family problems, drug addiction, etc. In my mind's eye I made some different decisions for characters in the book, but I liked the ending. I'm not going to tell you what happened because that would ruin the experience for you - so find a copy of this book at your local bookstore or library and enjoy a good read that will encourage you in your faith as you consider what you might have done if you were one of the characters in this story.

There is room for growth in all of the characters and it would be neat to see a sequel. (hint, hint Katie).

Back of Book Says:

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.

Discussion Questions - Spoiler Alert

ISBN: 978-0-7642-0382-4
Bethany House or call 800-877-2665
Kathryn Cushman

1 comment:

wendy said...

Great book thanks for sharing it with us!