Kim Vogel Sawyer’s new inspirational romance novel “Sweet Sanctuary” takes the reader back in time to 1944 during World War II, following the story of a young doctor who selflessly serves the immigrant community in New York and the young nurse who he first while they served together in Pearl Harbor.
From the Back Cover:
A 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?
Ms. Sawyer is very adept with the historical details. They play an important part in this novel, especially as the layers of plot are revealed. She also deals with drug addiction in one of her secondary characters, always leading them toward forgiveness and redemption. It’s one of the reasons I read this genre of books. The very talented authors use everyday life situations combined with multilayered characters to weave tales of redemption, forgiveness, hope and faith without preaching a sermon.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. My opinions are my own.
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