Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer {Litfuse Blog Tour!}

Back Cover (from Goodreads):
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.

My Review: 
A sweet read from Sawyer!

Sweet SanctuaryI have been interested to read something from Sawyer for a few months now, considering all the good things I've heard about her writing. And there certainly is something sweet and likable about her writing style. The words flowed easily off the page bringing both the setting and the characters to life. Sweet Sanctuary is the second or third novel I've read set in America during the Second World War and it represents the era well, in my opinion.

Lydia is an unwed mother who only seeks to protect her son. Her compassion, kindness, and faith shines bright amid the dark times she lives in. Though I didn't make a big connection with her, I still ached for her at times throughout the book. When fronted with hard choices she always strove to make the right one, which I found admirable.

In sum, I enjoyed my first read from Sawyer. It doesn't quite make it to my favorites but it still was pleasant. If you're seeking a smooth read with likeable characters, a bit of romance, and an intriguing side plot, then you need look no further. :-)

I received this book from Bethany House through Litfuse in return for an honest review of my opinions, thanks!

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!


  1. This looks like a great book! The cover reminds me a bit of Sarah Sundin's "Blue Skies Tomorrow" which I loved. Can't wait to read this!

  2. Sounds like an excellent read, Rosie! Love the cover, too. As always, wonderful review! :)


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