Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Review: Sweet Sanctuary

Kim Vogel Sawyer's Sweet Sanctuary is a story of letting go of man made security and living in safety because of God.

Lydia's sanctuary is her father's home.  Although with the best of intentions to protect Nicky, the web of lies surrounding his life has created her sanctuary into a prison when Nicky's drug-addicted father threatens to destroy their lives for his selfish gain.  Will she be able to escape and find her sanctuary in trusting God's will for Nicky's life even if it means loosing him?

Micah strives to live his life with God's purpose as his central focus and while commendable, has he closed himself off to the possiblity of God expanding His purpose to include a family?  Will Micah be able to find sanctuary in knowing that following God's plan also includes changes?

From the onset the reader is pulled into the story with the suspense surrounding a mysterious parental claim.  As the story continues, the characters are revealed to have depth and emotion that make them real.  You are drawn into their struggles and just when you think a solution is reached a menancing presence makes an unexpected appearence to throw things into disorder or does Nicolai Pankin's appearance actually start putting things into God's order?

The story is riveting from onset.  The depth of emotion encountered and the spiritual growth of the characters enthralled the reader whereas the redemption of others left the reader stunned by the awesome power of God.  This multi-dimensional story helped one to look at the loss of a child from the domestic and international point of view.  Its look on addiction aroused sympathy and understanding.  

This was a fantastic read from start to finish and a highly recommended read.  

I received a complimentary copy of above mentioned title from Litfuse  in exchange for an independent and unbiased review.

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!

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