Happy Veteran’s Day!

Okay, so I know Veteran’s Day isn’t until Friday, but I’m celebrating a little bit early on my blog because, well, Friday is a day off of school which means I’ll be busy busy busy.

That said, I want to take a moment to honor our veterans– and the current service men and women who fight so hard for our country.  My prayers are with you all and I’m so grateful to the heroes who have given so much to give me and my family the peace and hope that comes with living in the US.

And, in order to spread the celebratory love, I’m giving away a book!  My friend Cathy West wrote an amazing book called  Yesterday’s Tomorrow. It’s set during the Vietnam War– an era I hadn’t read much about before reading this novel– and it’s a fascinating and compelling look at life in Vietnam during that time period.  Even better, the book also has a great love story, believable characters and more.  I LOVED the book– and I read a lot lot lot of books, and give very few the “loved it” stamp of approval.   I think you’d really like it… so I’m giving away an e-copy.

To win your copy (courtesy of ME!), just reply to this post and tell me why you’d like to read more about the Vietnam War period.  I’ll draw one winner on Veterans Day (at random) and email you a Kindle Copy off of Amazon.

Now, here’s a bit more about the book and the author, just in case you’re curious:

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.

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. Catherine and her husband live on the beautiful island of Bermuda, with their two college-aged children. Catherine is a member of Romance Writers of America, and American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a founding member of International Christian Fiction Writers. Catherine’s debut novel Yesterday’s Tomorrow, released in March 2011 through

OakTara Publishers. Catherine’s next novel, Hidden in the Heart, will be available in the near future, also through OakTara.

Website: http://www.catherinejwest.com

OakTara Website: http://www.oaktara.com

Blog: http://www.catherinewestblog.blogspot.com

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQUMRlYhkM



  1. Hey Erin! Thanks so much for featuring me today! I didn’t realize you got a holiday on Friday as well? Is it just schools or is everything closed? Here in Bermuda we call it Remembrance Day and everything is shut. Schools, banks, offices.

    • Yes… it’s a holiday… schools are out, banks are closed.

  2. I haven’t really thought about reading about the Vietnam War period but this book sounds great and has totally inspired me to learn more.

    • Winner winner chicken dinner! I’ll email you to send you your book!

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. I’m interested in the Viet Nam War for several reasons. One, it’s history, and I’m a history teacher. Two, the VNW is still very much with us in the veterans who live among us, and the POWs we still hope make it home.

  4. I like war stories. I’m not sure I’ve read anything relating to the Vietnam war but I’m a believer that it’s important for us to learn about our history.

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