Friday, July 5, 2013

Book Review: Sanctuary by David & Beverly Lewis

Sanctuary by David & Beverly Lewis
2001, 312p, My Rating=4 stars
Source: Audiobook borrowed from the library

She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds longed-for sanctuary in Amish country. Part thriller, part romance, Sanctuary is a compelling story of revenge, the price of freedom, and the solace found in friendship. (Amazon)

I've heard a lot about Beverly Lewis but haven't actually read one of her books so when I saw this was available on audio to listen to right away, I decided to give it a try. I have a few of her books and know she writes about the Amish community.

It starts with Melissa James getting a phone call that causes her to leave right away. She's distraught that she can't tell her husband, Ryan, anything but that's what she's supposed to do. She's afraid for her life so she heads to Amish country. In the meantime, we also hear from the guy who's chasing her and she's not as safe as she thinks! As the plot unfolds, we find out more about who Melissa really is and who she's running from. And to what extent her husband is involved with what's going on.

I really liked this book! It was suspenseful and the story is revealed in bits and pieces so I had to keep listening to find out what was going to happen next. I was surprised to see the page count on the book because it moved so fast and captured my attention that I thought it had to be only a couple of hundred pages. If you like clean suspense, this is a book you'll want to read!


Jinky said...

Oooh, this sounds good! I haven't read her books in awhile. I like Amish reads. --My library has a print with varying title (Amish Country Crossroads, The Postcard) and hoping its this one ..I'll have to remember to check it out the next time I'm there.

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