Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrow

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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  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a fast paced, beautiful and haunting story that stays with the reader long after you finish it. Catherine West puts readers right in the middle of the Vietnam War and the effects it had overseas and at home. I could NOT put this book down. I found myself unable to pull myself out of this book or put it down. Catherine West writes with authority about Vietnam, the war, overseas correspondents, the soldiers, PTSD, and the aftermath.

  • By The Book says:

    Wow! I loved Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West. Billed as a romance novel, it is so much more — an eye-opening look at the U. S. involvement in Vietnam, a study of the emotional toll of love and loss and a triumph of God’s redemptive love. This is a novel you don’t want to miss. If you want a story that becomes a part of you, choose Yesterday’s Tomorrow.

    Highly Recommended.

    Great for Book Clubs.

  • This book was amazing. I am not a fan of the era of the Vietnam War, but this story was great. Catherine did such a great job with this, that it felt like I were really there. She told a great story with a lot of compassion, but all the realism also. I rooted for Kristen and Luke the whole way through the book. There journey was a very harrowing one. I don’t think I have ever read any books set during the Vietnam War, so I don’t know a whole lot about. Catherine did a very good job portraying what it would have been like to be there. Then when Kristen came home, Catherine did a great job with all the struggles she had to face. The ending was great, I wondered how it would end. This was a story I almost couldn’t put down. Great job.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

  • Moments says:

    I really enjoyed this story! There are so many elements to this book that will keep the reader turning the pages and wanting more. It is an intense read at times as there is suspense and also strong emotions throughout the book, and yet it is a sweet love story as well. I highly recommend this book to anyone enjoying history, romance and suspense – this has it all!

  • I cannot say enough good things about this book.
    From the first chapter I was not only hooked, but bought and sold. Author Catherine writes with such a style that is bold and fresh and compelling. Her characters are complex, but as a reader…we love the complexities it keeps us turning the pages and holding our breath! This book is not just your average love story. The historical background of Vietnam plants us right in the middle of a war. Catherine does well in making us feel the sweat, blood, fear, and in trepidation her characters are going through. The characters are real and raw going through love, loss, and bitterness and then finally forgiveness.
    This book is one that you will not regret reading.

    I am hoping for more books by Catherine, and highly recommend this book without any

  • I was smiling, laughing, sighing, groaning, crying, yelling in frustration and anger, and muttering under my breath. The story was amazingly well written and the author did a great job of portraying the horrors of what was going on while not getting too graphic. The characters were great (even if they did drive me bonkers at times) and Jonno was my absolute favorite! All in all this book was very good and I highly recommend it as long as you enjoy books that bring out all of your emotions!

  • Reading this novel reminds readers of the tumult of the Vietnam era. West has brought to life the terrible conditions of the war and the heartbreaking response many soldiers received upon their return to the U.S. The romance the novel centers around depicts with reality the unsettled emotions of the times. Read the novel and remember again the Vietnam era.

  • Author Catherine West did a wonderful job developing her characters– they were very raw and real. Their relationship intrigued me and the complications they had to overcome surprised me. The wartime setting made the book an obvious page-turner, but it was also the characters that made me want to read more, to watch them grow and change and experience life, love and a deep sense of God’s sovereignty. – See more at:

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a beautifully crafted novel that easily draws the reader in, captivating them as they get lost in the story while experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and turmoil of Vietnam, coupled with complex characters who faced heart-wrenching decisions, while finding hope, faith and love during a very emotional and traumatic time in history.

  • From the first page, the author had me hooked with her voice and her story-line. I really enjoyed the main characters, Kristen Taylor and Luke Maddox, as well as the assuage of minor characters they interacted with along the way.

  • I really, really enjoyed this book. It was my first book by Catherine West, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was not disappointed. Yesterday’s Tomorrow is one of those books that hooks you from the first chapter and you just. can’t. put. it. down!!

  • This is a book that haunts me. I just can’t get it out of my mind.

    I’m looking forward to reading Ms West’s next book.

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