Book Review: Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is a wonderful gem of a story that offers intrigue, lessons in healing from your past, embracing your future and learning to trust in the Lord.

~From the back cover:

      In tiny Cottage Cove, on the coast of Maine, Wren Evans is raising her gifted son, Charlie. A single mom, she's fought hard to give Charlie a stable, secure home life. When a prestigious music academy in Boston expresses interest in Charlie's talent, Wren is willing to move them again to make his dreams come true.
      But Wren doesn't know that Charlie has been praying for her. And the answer to her son's prayers will change both of their lives. As Wren plans their move to Boston, life in Maine begins to fall apart. Her job is threatened with budget cuts, and Wren's grandmother, Ruth, arrives unannounced, with an outlandish request.
     Ruth wants the family gathered together one last time, at the summer home, where, years before, an accident shattered Wren's peaceful childhood. In the tumult, Wren finds a friend in handsome, kind-hearted local, Paul Callahan.
    When the family gathers in Cottage Cove, old wounds will be healed, new love will blossom, and the innocent prayers of a child will be answered in a most unexpected way. ~

This book was a WONDERFUL read. I fell in love with the characters and couldn't wait to find out what the next twist and turn was going to bring. Although I am not a single mother, I could relate to Wren's agonizing decisions over what was best for her son and how to help her son grow in his own relationships while struggling with her own. The plot twists and character developments made me laugh, and cry, and reflect on my own relationships with my husband, kids, parents and with my siblings as well as with God. It is not often that you find a book that will do that. In this book, you will start to find the answers to the questions about where your own sanctuary should be.

I would HIGHLY recommend this book to moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and basically everyone!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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