Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer - a review

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a talented author that creates believable characters that pull you into the story, make you cry, make you laugh and then unfortunately you have to say goodbye to them.
But isn't that what a good book is supposed to do?  Yes, dear reader it is exactly what they are supposed to do and Kim Vogel Sawyer does exactly that in her newest release, Sweet Sanctuary.

The story is set during Word War II in 1944.  The setting moves back and forth between Queens, New York, the home of Dr. Micah Hatcher and Boston, Massachusetts, the home of Lydia Eldridge.  These two people first met in Hawaii, five years prior to the start of the story.  They are brought back together when Micah receives a letter from Lydia's father accusing him of being the father of Lydia's young son Nicky.  Micah knows it is impossible because he and Lydia were only acquaintances. But he decides he needs to follow up on the accusation and he gets on a train to confront his accuser face to face.

Lydia is raising the young son of her very best friend who died in child birth.  She and her parents are living in fear that the biological father will find them and demand they give him Nicky so he can sell him to support his Morphine habit.  Micah is drawn into their concern once he meets the adorable Nicky.

The story will touch your heart at so many levels as you grow to love these characters.  I don't know if Ms. Sawyer plans a second novel with these characters but I sure hope she brings them back to let us know what happens after the War is over.

Sweet Sanctuary  is a story of love, hope, and salvation.  I found myself saddened because of the atrocities of the War.  I cried because of the situations Nicky was put into and I laughed because of an adorable little boy of four years teaches a little three year old from Poland how to speak English.  This part is at the very end of the book and I laugh long after I turned the last page.

If you want to read a good clean Christian story Sweet Santuary is a must read.

On a 5 Star Scale = 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House for my review copy of Sweet Sanctuary.  I received my copy of free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

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To celebrate the release of  Sweet Sanctuary Kim Vogel Sawyer is giving away a Cupcake Club membership (monthly cupcake delivery!) from the amazing Magnolia Bakery in New York and hosting a Facebook Author Chat party {4/30}!


One "sweet" winner will receive:

    • Cupcakes from NYC’s Magnolia Bakery delivered to your door every month. (Eat them all yourself or share!)

    • Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer for you and four of your friends. (Start a book group — cupcakes and a "sweet" read!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the "Sweet Sanctuary" Author Chat Party on 4/30. Connect with Kim, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be fun giveaways - gift certificates, books, and more!

So grab your copy of Sweet Sanctuary and join Kim on the evening of April 30th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

Smiles & Blessings,

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