Book Review ~ Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma

Without the storm, how would we know the sweetness of shelter?-RuthOut of the clear blue, Wren’s Grandma Ruth arrives on her doorstep, dreaming of a grand party to celebrate her 95th birthday. Wren and her young son Charlie love the idea, but it quickly gets complicated: Ruth wants Wren’s estranged siblings to attend and she wants Wren to sing her all-time favorite song: “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” It’s the very song Wren sang one fateful day during her childhood . . . and Wren hasn’t sung a note since.

Though she’s glad to have Grandma back in her life, Wren’s sleeping on the couch in her own house now . . . and worried about the expenses piling up. After all, her job at the community library is in jeopardy after budget cuts, and the fancy music program she wants for her son is getting farther and farther out of reach. What’s more, Paul-the guy she’s drawn to yet avoids-ends up being a major part of an important library project. With family arriving and old wounds resurfacing, Wren’s about to fly when she discovers something special-a gift of grace beyond her wildest dreams.

My Review

This is the second e-book that I’ve gotten, and I have to say this one was better than the first.

Wren is a likeable young lady who is hard-working and dedicated to giving her son the best she can. I also like the fact that she loves books and her son plays violin. 😉 And she’s trying very hard to make the right decision about a husband for herself and father for her son. For that I give her credit. And everyone loves her grandmother, Ruth, who has very strong values and a great faith.

However, there are a couple things in the book that are a little weird. For example, her sister’s husband and Wren have an awkward moment on the beach. To Wren’s credit, she does the right thing and tries to steer clear of him.

All in all, I think the book was sweet, and had a great moral. I would give it 4 stars however, because of the couple weird things in it and I might recommend it to a friend, depending on the friend. Recommended age: 16+

I am required by new laws to say that I got this book for free from http://www.booksneeze.com in exchange for review. I am not required to give a positive review.

 

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