Thursday, June 2, 2011
Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman was an very good Contemporary Fiction novel. I loved the setting, down in the South - Tennessee to be exact. It was a novel that expressed the difficulties in coming to terms with decisions a person has made in the past, coming full circle with those decisions and the effects that they had (even on others), forgiveness and moving forward.
Grace Graham is known for running when things get difficult. Her sister blatantly pointed that out to her and told her she was needed back home in Tennessee. Grace agreed to help out, that is until things didn't go as she had expected.
When family and locals began to turn on Grace for a decision that she made, Grace decided that it wasn't worth the fight - especially since her decision could cost the lives of children. Running now would only prove her sister right, but what good would staying do?
A neighbor helped Grace see that standing up for what you believe in (even when the going gets tough) can be worth it. With God's help, we can overcome anything.
Then Grace was surprised when an unlikely friend (a formal rival) gave her support when she least expected it, but needed it the most.
Grace wanted forgiveness for the hurt that she caused, but was she willing to give others forgiveness when they had hurt her? Was the cost of forgiveness just too much? Did forgiving someone mean that she was backing down from what she believed?
Read Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman to meet Grace Graham and her family and to see how she handles the situations that arise. It is an excellent summer read.
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing for this review, but the review and opinions are my own.