Friday, May 3, 2013
Sweet Sanctuary - Kim Vogel Sawyer
It is set in early World War I and is about Lydia's quest to legally adopt the son her dying friend asked her to take. Now - 4 years later - his father shows up demanding custody. When her son is kidnapped she calls on the help of a not-so-close friend. The romance is minimal, but the storyline is sweet. The plot seems to be more about Lydia's quest to legally adopt her son.
I enjoyed the book, but did not feel much connection between the two main characters. The threat to her son's safety was well-written. I admit I was a bit disappointed in the ending. All in all, the book was well-paced and relaxing. I carried it with me wherever I went, because it held my attention the entire time. While some women's books come off superficial, the seriousness of Sweet Sanctuary is refreshing. I would recommend it for the discriminating reader.
This was a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an objective review.