Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sweet Sanctuary Book Review

SUMMARY:  Wren has tried to shelter her only son from the tumult of the world.  Now she's about to find sanctuary . . . in the last place she ever expected.
     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 dream 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 turmult, Wren finds a friend in a 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.

REVIEW:  I read this book while on my family vacation.  It is a very easy read.  The characters are interesting and believable and story lines keep you reading more.  I love how Wren's grandma Ruth shakes up her life, along with her brother's and sister's, which helps wounds from long ago heal along with their rocky and strained relationships.  Forgiveness, hope, love, and second chances are woven all throughout this story.  I would highly recommend this book.

This book was provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers (Booksneeze) for review without compensation.

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1 comment:

My4betheas said...

I like easy reads, I will look it up. Thank you!!