Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweet Sanctuary, A Review

A story more full of the power of the Gospel than a romance story, Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer was an enjoyable read.

In this story, set during World War II, Micah and Lydia had previously known each other while they each served at Pearl Harbor.  They meet up again in New England.

Now living in her parents home in Boston, Lydia is trying to raise the young son of her best friend, who died in childbirth, while protecting the child from his drug addicted, angry father.

While providing medical care to the immigrant communities in New York City, Micah is involved in a secret operation with his brother, who is working in World War II torn Europe.

Circumstances arise that bring the two into each other's lives and troubles.  While this is technically a romance story, what I enjoyed is the depth to which the Gospel is explored and shared among the characters and how a story of hope and courage during that terrible time of the world war is woven in.  As a mother of daughters, I understand the draw to romance and love.  I appreciate a write who can take this genre and make the Gospel the overriding focus.

 This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for a personal review.

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