Great Romance Novel with Suspense Mixed In

Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Bethany House Publishers)

9780764207891The story starts in Queens, NY in 1944.  Dr. Micah Hatcher receives a letter from an irate father demanding he step up and take responsibility for his young son and if he doesn’t then legal action will be taken.  What a shock!  Micah knows nothing about this and is searching his memory for the mother of this boy.  He remembers working with a nurse, Lydia Eldredge in Hawaii several years ago, but there was nothing between them and he couldn’t figure out why her father would assume he was the father of her son.

So Micah sets off to Boston to meet with the Eldredge’s and see if he can get this mess straighten out.  What he didn’t expect was to fall in love with this precious little boy, Nicky.  And he certainly didn’t expect to be drawn into a complicated relationship with Lydia in the complicated situation concerning little Nicky.

You’ll be immediately drawn into this story, as I was, and won’t be able to put the book down until the last page is read.  This is a story of lies and deception to protect innocent little children from Nicky in Boston to Jewish children in Europe.  And a story of God’s complete sovereignty over events in our lives.  It’s hard to give it over to God and not just take charge yourself when faced with problems, but just like the small voice Lydia kept hearing, “Be patient and wait.” , we have to turn everything over to God and His plans for our lives.

The only problem I had with the book was that toward the end the romance got a little too sweet for my taste and Micah was just too perfect.  But I need to remember that this is fiction, so I’m still giving it a 5 star rating.  I really enjoyed this book and I’m sure you will too.

I received this book from Bethany House Bloggers Program for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I am donating this book to our Media Center so our patrons will be able to enjoy reading this book as much as I did.


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