Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sanctuary


GIVEAWAY

LEWIS, BEVERLY
LEWIS, DAVID
SANCTUARY

Melissa James has a picture-perfect existence--or so it seems. In reality, she has been looking over her shoulder her entire life. Just as her secrets are about to catch up with her, she seeks a haven in Pennsylvania Amish Country. Will her stay bring her peace, or will it bring danger to the Plain community?

My Review:

Originally published in 2001, this is vintage Lewis. And hard to categorize. It's a little bit Amish, a little bit suspense, a little bit romance and a whole lot of page-turner. Honestly, I was completely whisked away by the story. A sense of frantic edginess pulsates from the very first page and I was hooked. Why is Melissa fleeing her ideal existence, not to mention the love of her life? The authors leave a clever trail of breadcrumb clues -- delectable hints that helped me slowly put the pieces together. So there's definitely that sense of suspense and danger throughout the entire book.

But Sanctuary is also a journey of faith. Melissa manages to find breathing space in Amish country (at least she thinks she has) and her friendship with some Plain sisters as she rents a room from a Mennonite woman is the catalyst for a change in her spiritual outlook.

Told from multiple viewpoints, Sanctuary hurdles its way through to a breath-taking conclusion. Honestly, I didn't know how it would work out until the very end. Such a treasure of a read and so fun to read Lewis at the beginning of her career.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sanctuary please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 4 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

13 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I love anything breathtaking. Being currently treated for my Amish allergy :), I think I can take the risk :)
    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- this one isn't too Amish, so no worries, Janka, but just like allergy shots, you need to get a consistent Amish dose in order to make a full recovery. Good luck.

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  2. I have not ever read this book. Vintage Lewis sounds good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It really is, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  3. This one sounds like a winner, Kav! Keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  4. I don't think I've read Beverley Lewis's earlier books. Sanctuary sounds intriguing!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's really different from her straight Amish stories. Good luck, Britney.

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  5. Sounds cool! :) I'd never heard about this one, but I LOVE Beverly!

    Happy Easter Eve!
    Amada (amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom)

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    1. I really enjoyed this one and I only started reading Beverly Lewis a few years ago so now I realize just how much catching up I have to do. Good luck, Amada.

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    2. LOL! YES! :) I haven't read anything from her that I didn't really enjoy! The Fiddler is probably my favorite favorite of hers; thus far anyway! ;)

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  6. I loved Beverly Lewis' books!! I already have so many of them and read a lot that I don't have. But this one I haven't read yet ... sounds so good! rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I'm intrigued by the combination of Amish, suspense, and romance.
    melissa(d0t)snoopy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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