10/30/2009

Leaving Yesterday

Kathryn Cushman
2009
Bethany House
Fiction/Contemporary/Christian

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Alisa Stewart, a mother who is bound up in grief. Her oldest son was beaten to death while witnessing to a group at Mardis Gras. This drove her youngest son Kurt to drugs. A junkie. She would have never dreamed this would be how her life was, one son dead, another son a junkie, only God knew where he was. And now the police are looking for Kurt. He is a person of interest in a murder investigation.

Separated from her husband Rick, Alisa works at her church as a women's minister. She also teaches grief seminars. Reeling from the news that the police are looking for Kurt, she truly is overwhelmed.
However a phone call would change all that. Kurt calls to tell her that he is in rehab. Relieved and excited that he is overcoming his drug habit, she is convinced her family is on the way to being mended.

However there are twists and turns around each corner. This book will grab your attention. You will not want to put it down as you wonder what will be thrown Alisa and Rick's way next? Will an innocent man be convicted of murder? Will Kurt return to drugs? Why is he needing so much money? Why is he borrowing from both she and Rick? And just for a unexpected twist, will Alisa revive an old friendship, where the attraction is strong? Truly full of twists and surprises this book is a book to read cover to cover. A reading and discussion guide at the end, for book clubs. 311 pages $13.99 US 4 stars.

This book was provided by Bethany House Publishers for review purposes only. No cash or payment was received for this review.

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