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Sweet Sanctuary By: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Story of Hope and Love from Bestselling Author Kim Vogel Sawyer 
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.

Goodreads Summary

When Lydia’s father’s machinations bring Micah to their home - worried about an accusation of paternity, I was ready to dislike their whole family.  But Nicky is so cute and Lydia is so honest and in love with Micah, it’s easy to like them.  The scary situation with Nicky’s real father, Nic, draws you into the story.  The future that unfolds for Nic was completely a surprise for me.  That mean, degenerate character seemed to be a hopeless case, but Micah would say that all things are possible with God’s help.  I liked that Lydia was independent – helping to run her father’s company and making decisions about Nicky.  Micah was too busy with his medical clinic and refugee work to always step in and save her.  I liked that they could be two strong people together…rather than having the story be all about “super” Micah.  A friend glanced at the appealing book cover and asked to read it next.  The “greatest generation” even appeals to younger people of today.
The work that Micah and his brother Jeremiah are doing to save children during WWII is a reminder of a terrible tragedy of any war.  I’d heard about the American refusal to take in Jewish refugees before in history classes.  This story reminded me of some historical facts, and the story’s characters made the refugees circumstances more real.  Micah’s faith and selflessness is humbling; there really are people like him – thank goodness!  Lydia’s and Micah’s faith even bring Nic to overcome addiction.  Micah’s faith is uplifting.  “If I aim my feet where God wants me to go, I stay on higher ground, out of the miry clay where the travel is hard and unhappy….life isn’t a perfect proposition, but it does mean my feet are secure.”
Four Stars

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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  1. fifi said...:

    another great review :) micah is just my kind of guy which is not mightily perfect lol

  1. Berenice said...:

    Fantastic review! This one definitely sounds interesting. I like what you said, that Lydia is independent and strong on her own. Love that!