Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CFBA presents ANOTHER DAWN by Kathryn Cushman

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Another Dawn
(Bethany House - February 1, 2011)
Kathryn Cushman


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 fifth 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!)


Grace Graham is back in Tennessee with her four-year-old son on a short unpaid leave from work, helping her father recover from surgery and spending time with her sister.
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.


In Another Dawn, Kathryn Cushman takes on the controversial topic of childhood vaccines and whether they can bring on Autism in once healthy children. But this isn't really and "issue" book. In fact, the deeper, core question is: Are you ready to accept the consequences for the choices you make?

Grace has long blamed her father for the death of her mother. He chose to smoke, yet her mother is the one who died of cancer. But now, Grace sees how her choice not to vaccinate her son has exposed innocent babies to a disease which could be deadly. Suddenly, everything that Grace used to see as black and white has become clouded in murky shades of gray.

Cushman does a great job at giving you something to think about. It's not hard to see both sides of the argument here, and it's almost impossible not to ponder what you'd do if you were in this woman's shoes. Another Dawn is a touching book about how one family deals with the consequences of some questionable choices.

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