Yesterday's Tomorrow - My Review  | The Engrafted Word

I wasn’t sure at first what I would think about this novel. With the story’s backdrop set during the Vietnam War, I was a little hesitant to step inside a world I was so unfamiliar with. But let me tell you, it took only a few sentences into the first chapter to put my heart at ease. I am so, so glad I read this book.

I felt for the characters every step along the way. I immediately connected to the heroine, an ambitious and adventurous journalist determined to fulfill her father’s dream. The mystery and intrigue that Luke Maddox added to the page was incredible. I was drawn in – hook, line, and sinker. Their relationship is very realistic and raw from beginning to end.

Their character arc in the story is undeniable. Their individual journeys carry the readers along with them on a very emotional road from bad to worse before reaching a place of hope and healing. I can’t say it was an easy story to read, but it was one I know I won’t forget.

The setting was mesmerizing. I really felt like I was there with Kristin as she jumped out of a helicopter or rode in the backseat of Luke’s jeep. With every action-packed scene and emotionally-charged conversation, I breathed in the acute details.

Along with the exciting events, mysterious secrets, and deep love story, Yesterday’s Tomorrow  wove one surprising twist after another. I could hardly put the book down! I’m so grateful to authors like Catherine West for bravely opening their hearts to us readers and sharing stories like these.

This epic story is one worth reading, sharing, and reading over again. It’s a keeper I’m glad to have on my bookshelf!

This review is my honest opinion.  Thanks to the author and publisher for my copy.



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.


Yesterday's Tomorrow - My Review  | The Engrafted Word


Catherine West is an award-winning author who writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Educated in Bermuda, England and Canada, Catherine holds a degree in English from the University of Toronto. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two college-aged children. Catherine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at


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