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Publication Order of Christmas at the Winter Palace Books

A Lady of the Court (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Gift (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tomorrow's Promise Collection Books

A Promise to Remember (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for Daybreak (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaving Yesterday (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Dawn (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost Amish (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Hope (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Me (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fading Starlight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Angel Song (With: Sheila Walsh) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plans We Made (With: Lauren Beccue) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kathryn Cushman is an inspirational author from Santa Barbara California best known for the “Tomorrow’s Promise Collection” series. The author graduated with a degree in pharmacy from Samford University, even though she always wanted to be a writer of novels someday.

She started writing in 2003 and has never looked back since even though two of her first ever manuscripts will never see the light of day. Her third attempt resulted in “A Promise to Remember” that she published in 2007.

Since then, she has written more than ten novels in the “Tomorrow’s Promise Collection” series alongside several single standing novels.

On the family front, Kathryn got married to the handsome and wonderful Lee and the two have been together for more than three decades. They are just learning to enjoy being empty nesters as their adult daughters have moved out to go to college and make their lives in the business world.

Just like many authors, Kathryn Cushman’s journey to become a published author had many bumps and challenges. She was raised in the 19560s, when it was not proper for girls to create and follow dreams let alone think about them.

Cushman never knew anyone who wrote and hence she never thought she would go up and become an author. She used to think that she would become a teacher or maybe a secretary. Cushman continued to write in high school and through college but stopped when she got married and had children.

However, she still used to think stories in her head but never tried to do anything with them. After years of doing nothing with the many ideas she had in her head, she got an idea about a thirteenth century girl that was very intriguing. Despite many people discouraging her, she ignored it and just wrote.

She was lucky enough to find a fabulous editor and publisher. She also found a very supportive writer community and by 2007 she became a published author.

As for her influences, Kathryn Cushman has always been a fan of the historical novels of JB Lippincott and Lois Lenski. She always had an affinity for reading about girls that were just like her who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Cushman’s work has also been significantly influenced by her Christian faith.

The pivot towards inspirational and Christian fiction came when she read “The Revelation” about two decades ago. Once she finished reading it, she felt that God had become even more real than he was when she was growing up in church and attending Bible Study and Sunday School.
It was at this time that she realized she wanted to write stories that would have the same effect on her readers by writing Christian fiction.

Kathryn Cushman’s novel “A Promise to Remember” is the story of two women bound in tragedy even though they could not be from more different socio-economic backgrounds. An accident had robbed them of their sons and through this tragedy they learned how to be stronger Christians.

On the outside, Andie seems to have it all with good friends, a husband, a nice house and the right church. But she blames herself for the death of her son and thinks she had been a terrible mother. She has long since stopped painting and her marriage has been on a slow decline ever since the death of her son.
On the other hand is a single mother named Melanie who has been trying to keep it together for the sake of her daughter following her son’s death. She has long since stopped attending church as she is full of pain and anger. Wanting her son to be remembered, she files a wrongful death lawsuit.

The two women will have to fight through pain and grief and their choices could divide church, family and sometimes the small seaside town they call home.

“Waiting for Daybreak” by Kathryn Cushman is the story of a struggling pharmacist named Paige who was hired from her last job after an incident. She thinks her prayers have been answered when a new pharmacy offers her a job. She is now praying that her mother’s cancer therapy will also go just as well.

With a job, she can help her family who are struggling to pay for the cancer treatments her mother needs. For this, she is prepared to do almost anything until she is introduced to the man she will be working for. But the manager had not been told that he was going to have a new assistant and things got off to a rocky start.

Clarissa does not like Paige for several reasons that have nothing to do with her work. Over the course of the story, the viewpoints of both women come to light and we understand just why they can never get along.

Clarissa does not like that her grandfather hired the too perfect seeming Paige as an assistant as she wanted to run the pharmacy all on her own. What will happen when the dreams and hopes of these two women cannot be reconciled?

Kathryn Cushman’s novel “Leaving Yesterday” is the story of Alisa Stewart. At the opening of the novel, she is feeling very low as she believes she has lost both her sons.

Kurt’s life has been ruined by addiction while she lost the youngest to a terrible tragedy. The good news is that Kurt has agreed to go to rehab and has also found what seems like real faith. He has become a different person and Alisa is feeling better only for a detective to turn up at her door.

The detective has several questions as it seems a drug dealer had been murdered just before her son went into rehab. She fears losing Kurt again and when she unearths some evidence linking Kurt to the murder she makes the difficult choice of destroying it. She believes her son has changed and needs a second chance.
Soon after a man is arrested and charged with the crime and she has a difficult choice on whether to give up everything for justice or be silent for the sake of her son. The overall message is that of forgiveness of sins even though the consequences of our wrongs may affect everyone around us.

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