Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway

Sweet SanctuaryA Story of Hope and Love Set Against the Backdrop of World War II
Lydia Eldredge longs to provide sanctuary for her young 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 faithfully serves the immigrant population of Queens, New York. But under cover of darkness, he has a secret mission that challenges everything he thought he wanted out of life.
When Lydia and Micah’s paths cross, they are suddenly wrapped up in each other’s callings. Together, they seek a refuge of safety–for Nicky, for themselves, and for the needy people God puts into their lives. Amid turmoil and discord, can hope and love prevail?
My take on this book:
"Sweet Sanctuary" takes place in 1944, with the setting of Boston and Queens New York.  Micah Hatcher is working in New York, and is quite surprised when he gets a letter from Lydia Eldredge's father who lives in Boston informing him that he is the father of Lydia's four year old son, and demanding that he do the right thing. Micah is certain that the accusation isn't true and decides the only thing to do is to go to Boston and confront Lydia and get the truth. Turns out everything isn't black and white where the story is concerned and as Lydia reveals the truth about Nicky and his "real" father and the plans that father has for Nicky, it's easy for Micah to understand why Lydia did what she did. Micah wants to help but has obligations in New York. Is there a way to protect Nicky from his father, and what about Micah and Lydia, even though Micah has obligations in New York their friendship continues to grow. What plan does God have for them?
As a fan of historical fiction I was drawn into this story because of the time period but was soon swept away with the issues taking place in the characters lives. From the beginning it was easy to see that Micah was an upstanding Godly man. The first few pages had me thinking I wouldn't like Lydia but the author really changed my mind about that. Both characters had a helping spirit willing to do what they could for others. I really loved both children in this story Nicky and Justina,. Overall, the author does a splendid job of creating characters that are so easy to like, providing several plot twists that kept me hooked and needing to know how things would work out. In addition to romance, the author also touches on drug addiction along with the plight of the Jewish children during WWll which really fascinated me. Fans of historical fiction will love this story, but inspirational romance fans will want to read this one as well. 

About the author:
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 
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!)



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