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Friday, November 4, 2011

Strong, Believable Characters: What I Liked About Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Are you tired of weak, unrealistic characters who put you to sleep?  Me too. 

Looking for some fresh fiction and strong characters?  Then check out Yesterday’s Tomorrow by talented, first-time author Catherine West.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow is an action-packed love story set in Vietnam.  I read it quickly, probably because I loved the two main characters:  Kristen Taylor and Luke Maddox.

Kristen is a brilliant journalist who is chasing the memory of her late father, trying to break the biggest story of her life.  She’s independent, stubborn, and beautiful.  The envy of every women.

Luke is a talented and mysterious photographer.  He’s the guy we love to hate.  And he’s the guy we hate to love.  Let’s just say he’s a little rough around the edges and easy on the eyes. 

Of course, Kristen and Luke fall in love.  The plot thickens, and they have to decide what’s really important in life.  Relationships? Career? Personal safety?

Here’s another reason I liked this book.  The characters are believable – even human.  Even though this book is written by a Christian author, the faith-based center doesn’t over power the story.  Instead, the characters are allowed to learn through trial and error, experiencing faith lessons through time and circumstances (kind of like real life!).

Sound like something you’d like to read?  Just leave me a comment before Monday, and I’ll put you in a drawing for a free copy.

Have a good weekend!


mrsgleffter said...

Sounds good. I can't remember the last time I read a fiction book just to read (other than Fly Guy or The Cat in the Hat). Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Rachel M. said...

sounds interesting! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Heather Sunseri said...

This is on my list of to-read. I simply adore Cathy. And that's a great cover!!

Happy Friday, Susan!

csyusten said...

As a writer, I find making realistic characters is one of the hardest tasks. For this reason I absolutely love books with strong characters and will stop reading books with weak characters.

Keli Gwyn said...

I've read Yesterday's Tomorrow and agree with your take on the book, Susan. I enjoyed the fact that the characters are real and likable. I also thought Cathy did a fine job of handling the war elements in the story tastefully.

Please don't enter me in the drawing since I already have the book.

Stacy said...

Sounds like a good book! Count me in.

Donna said...

Thanks, Susan, for this great synopsis of Cathy's book. Sounds awesome!

Erin P said...

Sounds great! Almost done with "Chasing Superwomen" need something else to read. Very very good by the way...loving it! Happy Friday!

Catherine West said...

Hi all, thanks for your comments! And thank you Susan for featuring YT today!!

Susan DiMickele said...

Yeah! This is such a great book. I wish I had 10 copies to give away, but that's what Amazon is for! I'll be drawing our winner TOMORROW night!

Susan DiMickele said...

And thanks Erin for the Chasing Superwoman shout out!

Susan DiMickele said...

Crystal Yusten won! Congrats!