I always open a novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer with great expectations. Each time I have found her books to contain a well thought out plot containing realistic and dimensional characters with whom I can relate. I was not disappointed by “Sweet Sanctuary”.

A story that begins with a deception that would send most men running for cover, “Sweet Sanctuary” features a hero of a different sort. When Dr. Micah Hatcher rushes to Boston to defend himself against false accusations, he quickly understands the desperation behind them and agrees to help Lydia protect the child she has raised as a son from an addicted father who wants to sell the child. Despite the distance between Boston and New York where Micah has obligations at his clinic and receiving mysterious “packages” from his brother in Europe, Micah and Lydia develop a close friendship that promises to develop into something more serious.

With its World War 2 setting, “Sweet Sanctuary” offered interesting historical details about the plight of the Jewish people in Europe and the ignorance of most Americans about what was actually happening to them during a large portion of the war. Micah’s involvement in helping rescue innocent children was based on real facts as were many other events in the novel. A strong spiritual thread was woven throughout the story that emphasized the importance of prayer and following God’s plans for one’s life. A realistic story of forgiveness and redemption, “Sweet Sanctuary” is a book to read more than once.

I thoroughly enjoyed “Sweet Sanctuary” and would recommend it for lovers of historical fiction.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


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?

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Kim SawyerKim 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.

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!