Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West | RE:View

Hot and humid. Danger at every corner. It's the perfect setting for intrigue and romance.

Kristin Taylor arrives in Vietnam in 1967 to write a Pulitzer prize winning story. Following the footsteps of her father, she's bold and unafraid when it comes to discovering the truth. Nothing--and no one--can get in her way.

Until she meets Luke Maddox, a photographer haunted by his past. Kristin is convinced there's more to Luke than meets the eye, but his defenses are up and his heart, guarded.  

Amid the torment and horror of war, two lives are brought together. The decisions they face may displace their goals, but could mean a future of happiness neither was expecting.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Yesterday's Tomorrow. Kristin's undaunted character and Lukes' brooding humor drew me to their story immediately. I wanted to know what was going to happen and couldn't put the book down until I found out! I also really enjoyed experiencing Vietnam through the character's eyes - feeling the heat, experiencing the smells, connecting with the children in the orphanage.

On another note, there was a tone of realness that I loved about this book. Catherine didn't sugar coat things, but also wasn't out to drag her reader's heart down either. I believe she found a delicate balance that aided her story.

Purchase: Yesterday's Tomorrow

Book Description
(from Catherine's website)
She’s after the story that might get her the Pulitzer. He’s determined to keep his secrets to himself. Vietnam, 1967. Independent, career-driven journalist Kristin Taylor wants two things: to honor her father’s memory by becoming an award-winning overseas correspondent and to keep tabs on her only brother, Teddy, who signed up for the war against their mother’s wishes. Brilliant photographer Luke Maddox, silent and brooding, exudes mystery. Kristin is convinced he’s hiding something. Willing to risk it all for what they believe in, Kristin and Luke engage in their own tumultuous battle until, in an unexpected twist, they’re forced to work together. Ambushed by love, they must decide whether or not to set aside their own private agendas for the hope of tomorrow that has captured their hearts.
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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.