Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sweet Santuary Book Review

I have another great book to tell you about called Sweet Sanctuary written by Kim Vogel Sawyer. If you are a romantic at heart, this book will warm you up in no time!

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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?
My Thoughts:

Lydia had a really dear friend named Eleanor who gave birth to a baby boy and she named him Nicky. She asked Lydia to raise her son as if it were her own and to not let his father anywhere near him. She claimed that Nick Parker, the father, was a heroin drug addict and was not fit to raise Nicky. She also said that if Nick knew about the baby that he would sell him to get the money to buy more heroin.  Eleanor had to do this because she knew she was dying and wanted to make sure her son was in good hands.

There was also at this time a group of people who were helping Jewish children get out of Europe before Hilter and his evil regime could find them. They were adopted by Americans willing to help. One of Lydia's friends, Dr. Micah Hatcher, was one of the doctors who helped the immigrants with free healthcare and he helped his brother, Jeremiah who was in Europe getting the children out.

Micah told Nick Parker that he would help him get clean and would stay with him when things got tough on him.  See, Eleanor was right, as soon as Nick knew he had a son, he was gonna sell him for the money but the minute he laid eyes on Nicky and saw Eleanor's eyes in Nicky's, he could not bring himself to do it.

I will stop there so you will have lots of things to read about that I did not get into, especially about Lydia and her love life and what becomes of her and Nicky, Nick and Micah. One good deed leads to another and before you know it, a very nice family arises out of the hectic and awful things going on at that time in history.

It is also a different perspective on the war in Europe and Hitler and his targeting Jewish babies and children. Thanks to Jewish Rabbi's and some other very courageous people, they saved as many as they could. Another great thing that happened was Nick accepting Christ into his life and from that point on, good things came to Nick.

Happy Reading!