Waiting for Daybreak

Waiting for Daybreak

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by Kathryn Cushman
     
 

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Paige Woodward is a woman without choices. Her destitute mother's only hope for a cure isn't covered by insurance. When a dream opportunity arises at a brand-new pharmacy, Paige is willing to keep quiet about her past to make sure she lands the job.

For Clarissa Richardson, the dream of running her own pharmacy comes to a screeching halt when her grandfather

Overview

Paige Woodward is a woman without choices. Her destitute mother's only hope for a cure isn't covered by insurance. When a dream opportunity arises at a brand-new pharmacy, Paige is willing to keep quiet about her past to make sure she lands the job.

For Clarissa Richardson, the dream of running her own pharmacy comes to a screeching halt when her grandfather hires a too-perfect new girl who seems to be hiding something. How far will they go to protect their dreams for tomorrow?

What will happen when one woman's last hope means ruining another woman's greatest dream?

Editorial Reviews

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I love Kathryn Cushman's writing style; her books have a smooth flow that makes for quick reading, but she tackles tough themes.... Cushman does a great job of creating characters who are Christian without pushing an agenda.... Waiting for Daybreak is a good story. I'm looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with in the future.
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Deep, complex characters are fast becoming Cushman's trademark. Paige and Clarissa drew emotional responses from me like few books do. Even the secondary characters are fascinating. Combine those with a riveting storyline and you have a novel you'll not put down until you turn the last page. Novel Reviews and I give it our highest recommendation: a 5-star read!
—Ane Mulligan
A Christian Worldview of Fiction
I think the thing that stands out for me in Waiting for Daybreak ... is how well-drawn the characters are. As I was writing the short summary of the book, I immediately felt the anxiety I identified as Paige's because Cushman made the character come alive. Her actions and reactions were believable.... Truly, Cushman has a knack for drawing characters that clash with one another but which the reader understands equally.... Reading Waiting for Daybreak was entertaining and memorable. I highly recommend this story to readers. It is a must read for those who enjoy women's fiction, especially Christian women's fiction.
—Rebecca LuElla Miller
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Cushman's characters are layered, complex and interesting. Main characters Paige, Clarissa and Dawn, the pharmacy tech, all come to life with weaknesses and redeeming qualities.... Paige is outspoken about her Christian faith, which is constantly being tested. Cushman handles the faith angle without apology, albeit with a light touch through elderly Ora Vaerge, who regularly challenges Paige to squeeze relevant application from Bible verses that pop into her head. The importance of honesty and communication are themes that come through as well. And though not overt, the book does make subtle observations about the pharmaceutical industry and malpractice suits within the medical system.
All in all, Waiting for Daybreak is another sticky Cushman book - one that once you start, you won't want to put down until you're done.
—Violet Nesdoly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602854079
Publisher:
Center Point Large Print
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.16(d)

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Meet the Author

Kathryn Cushman, a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy, practiced as a pharmacist in Georgia, Tennessee, and California. She left her career to pursue her dream of writing; her first novel was A Promise to Remember. Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California.

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Waiting for Daybreak 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will leave you looking at your life and have you rethinking some of the situations that you have gone through. Paige has hit the lowest point in her career when she gets the opportunity to start anew. Duing the course of the book Paige encounters setback after setback and with each one she loses a little bit of her faith. Clarissa is stuck in a small town with big ambitions. She has to prove herself to her grandfather before he will help Clarissa with her ambitions. Clarissa is willing to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true, even if it means ruining someone elses life and career. Even though Paige and Clarissa are from different backgrounds and have different reasons for the choices they make neither one of them know just how far the ripples of their choices will go. When choices are made you must deal with the fallout. But will they lose their faith or will the hold their ground and wait for daybreak?
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Shawn_Grady More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Cushman delivers another dynamic story of relational conflict, bringing the reader inside the heads of her protagonist and antagonist and developing sympathy for both. Paige Woodward is a great heroine who is hard pressed on every side and whose faith is stressed to its limits. Cushman weaves into her fiction the very real and encouraging truths of Christ's personal deliverance for anyone who finds themself surrounded by darkness and waiting for daybreak.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Paige and Clarissa are two women who work in a small town pharmacy. Both have different goals and pasts they are trying to hide. Paige wants to erase her past that cost her previous job while trying to help out her mother who is very sick. Clarissa wants to move away to the big city and open her own pharmacy but is stuck in the small town. When Clarissa's grandfather hires Paige, Clarissa deems her to be too good to be true and tries to find out Paige's secret. Determined to get away from the family business and into the big city, Clarissa tries to set up Paige and bring her down.

After working in a doctor's office, I have the greatest respect now for pharmacists and this book cemented my respect. I have no clue how they are able to interpret doctors' handwriting. It looks like illegible scrawl done by a chicken sometimes and for the pharmacist to translate it into something that goes into a human body is just amazing. The story in this book involving the misinterpretation of medical drugs and dosage is a timely and important issue. It brings up the question about who is the one at fault? Is it the doctor who wrote down the wrong RX or is it the pharmacist who was merely following what the doctor wrote? The conflict and competition between the two women was very well done. I kept finding myself disliking Clarissa throughout the entire books. Her entrance in the story garnered some sympathy but throughout the book her character just kept irritating me. Her lack of customer service was appalling especially since she seemed not to care about what she was doing. On the other hand I liked Paige very much. I felt sorry for her and I wanted her to rise above what she was doing. Her customer service was what people need when they go to a small town pharmacy. She had incredible patience for the rude customers and handled them better than I ever could! The only real problem I had with this book was I felt that if everyone had been upfront from the beginning, all the drama and problems in the story could have been avoided. Of course that means much of the story would have been eliminated then. It's just sometimes I feel that the characters make things harder for themselves when they don't divulge necessary information. With this story, if the two women had just told each other even just a little bit about their ambitions, they probably would have been good friends from the beginning and would try to help each other to succeed in what they really wanted. Overall, I liked the story very much. It was my first book by Kathryn Cushman and I would say her books are comparable to that of Karen Kingsbury. I'm looking forward to what she has to offer in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Cushman set herself a paradigm with A Promise to Remember and hasn't disappointed with Waiting for Daybreak. Deep, complex characters are fast becoming Cushman's trademark. Paige and Clarissa drew emotional responses from me like few books do. Even the secondary characters are fascinating. Combine those with a riveting storyline and you have a novel you'll not put down until you turn the last page. I give it my highest recommendation: a 5-star read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paige Woodward is a hardworking, small town girl. Clarissa Richardson is a spoiled and unhappy young woman. Both are pharmacists just starting out in the business. Both have different dreams and definitions of success. Neither is mature enough to know how to go after their goal. One woman, Ora Vaerge, makes a powerful impact on each of their lives. As it often happens in fiction--and in real life--one person's witness can make a difference. Ora's love of scripture and unique perception of life changes Paige and Clarissa forever. My favorite part of this book is near the end when Ora explains the meaning of the phrase 'waiting for daybreak.' Kathryn Cushman's beautiful story goes beyond the usual rich girl-poor girl comparison and reminds us that it takes courage to succeed, no matter what our status in life. We must make our stand in the darkness and wait for daybreak to come.