Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review ~ Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Title:  "Sweet Sanctuary"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher:  Bethany House
Publication Date:  4/1/13
Pages:  352
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

Lydia Eldredge longs to provide a sanctuary for her 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 serves the immigrant population in Queens, but under cover of darkness he provides another service that must not be discovered lest his and his brother's lives be in danger. 

When Lydia and Micah's paths cross, they are suddenly wrapped up in each other's callings. Through unforeseen twists and turns, they seek a refuge of safety--for Nicky, for themselves, and for the needy people God unexpectedly puts in their lives.

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.

Find out more about Kim at 

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This was a sweet story of redemption and re-connection.

I didn't like the way Lydia's father tried to deceive and trick Micah into marrying Lydia to suit their needs. I thought that was very mean and dirty.

However, it did cause Lydia and Micah to re-connect years after they both served in Hawaii before the bombing at Pearl Harbor. There were many twists and turns and misconceptions that made the story fun to read. 

Overall, I really enjoyed learning more about the time period, the setting and the characters.

A Brief Excerpt:
"Micah Hatcher scanned the letter a second time, his pulse beating at twice its normal rhythm.  A joke...This has to be a joke.  Yet there was nothing funny about it."
 Page 7

The Cover:

This wasn't my favorite cover.  It is sweet and you can see a city street in the background but it just didn't grab me.

Other Notes:






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