Sweet Sanctuary by Kim Vogel Sawyer (book review)
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?
This was one of those books that I COULD NOT PUT DOWN! It drew me in the from the beginning and just never let go. The story of Lydia and how headstrong she is melds well with the characterization of Dr. Hatcher.
Lydia and Dr. Hatcher are both trying to do the right thing in a world where the right things seem to go against what is popular or when the odds are against you. With the help of the Grace of God, they both are able to complete their missions in life (with their own twists and turns) and are able to come together as a unit that was meant to be.
This story helps us to see that God is in control even when what happens is not what we think should happen.
Overall, this was a great book! I would highly recommend it!
Disclaimer: I was provided this book free of charge from the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.