Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Sanctuary

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: Bethany House
April 2013
ISBN: 978-0764207891
Genre: Historical

A Story of Hope and Love Set Against the Backdrop of World War II

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?

SWEET SANCTUARY is easily the best book I’ve ever read by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I fell in love with both Micah and Lydia, though at first I wasn’t sure what I’d think of her. Lydia has sort of kidnapped her best friend’s son, when she died, in order to protect him from  her drug addict father who’s determined to sell the boy for drug money. Her father tries to force Micah to marry Lydia, claiming initially the child is his, but Micah knows there’s no chance of that since he and Lydia were never intimate when they knew each other.

If you like historical romances with a touch of suspense, you’ll love SWEET SANCTUARY. The story was a bit predictable—I knew where it was going early on and there were no surprises, but it was a sweet read to the end.  Recommended. $14.99. 352 pages. 

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Meet Kim: 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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