The back of the book cover of Kathryn Cushman’s recent release, Another Dawn, asks, “What would you give for a second chance to make things right?”
What wouldn’t most of us give for that chance?
Grace Graham, a single mom, battles her worse fears by going home to Tennessee to help care for her widowed father as he recuperates from knee replacement surgery. The last thing she wants to do is spend two weeks with a cranky man she hasn’t gotten along with for years. Life in Ventura, California offers so much more. Or does it? She’s just broken up with her fiancé and her best friend and boss is about to learn some news that will devastate her.
Every time Grace runs into problems she’s tended to run away. But this trip home doesn’t offer that option. A decision she’d made long ago has put her son's and other children’s lives in danger, and there is no escaping the consequences.
I absolutely loved this book. As it begins on the California coast, I was taken back to when I lived there for a spell, and then the setting moved to Grace’s idyllic hometown, and I was equally charmed by that setting. Made strong through circumstances, she protects her son like a mother hen, but has she gone overboard and put him into danger? Arguments waiver from both sides of the questions until the final pages when she comes to the decision that is right for her.
Cushman has woven a tale that is about how a decision made selfishly or in haste can sometimes have a long reach in its effects. It’s also about families and long-held resentments and forgiveness. I couldn’t put this book down until I’d read the last page.
It's from Bethany House Publishers and can be obtained on line at Amazon.com or Chrisianbook.com. Or, head out to your favorite bookstore and ask for it!
Although I received this book free for the purpose of review, all comments and opinions are my own and were not supplied by the publisher.