Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book Review - Sweet Sanctuary


Lydia Eldredge longs to provide sanctuary for her young son, Nicky. But a constant threat comes from Nicky's drug-addicted father, who wants the boy and seems willing to do whatever it takes to get him.
Dr. Micah Hatcher faithfully serves the immigrant population of Queens, New York. But under cover of darkness, he has a secret mission that challenges everything he thought he wanted out of life.
When Lydia and Micah's paths cross, they are suddenly wrapped up in each other's callings. Together, they seek a refuge of safety-for Nicky, for themselves, and for the needy people God puts into their lives. Amid turmoil and discord, can hope and love prevail?

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of twenty-one novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.
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This is one of the most interesting plot lines I've ever read. The story captured my interest right away and never left to the very last page. My heart ached for little Nicky and his mother - knowing they weren't safe and knowing what Nicky's biological father wanted to do with him. Very chilling. I really loved how Lydia, Micah and Nicky's grandparents were determined to protect him. 

The story is set during WWII and, being a lover of all things 1940's, I was impressed with Kim's description of things and her acuracy of the time period. I also thought all her characters were fully developed and you either loved or hated them, depending on their part in the book. 

I also enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot line. You heart is in your throat when you realize this sweet little boy is in danger. I also enjoyed the very real way that Lydia and Micah lived out their faith as well as Lydia's father's resistance to it because it was very real. The faith of Lydia and Micah is not sugary-sweet but a real rock that they both stand on.

You'll enjoy this book as much as I did. It has a sweet romance plot as well as the dangerous aspect of keeping little Nicky safe. 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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