Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Story Time! Sanctuary for a Lady by Naomi Rawlings

Newsflash! I actually bought a book for myself that had nothing to do with research. This doesn't happen often! LOL. The book that got that honor was Sanctuary for a Lady by my good friend Naomi Rawlings. Naomi may just be one of the most hilarious-yet-sweet young women I've ever met. She's encouraging, loving, enthusiastic--and one talented author! I seriously enjoyed her debut novel, so of course you will too. ;-)

This is an April title for the Love Inspired Historical line, which means it's inexpensive--always a plus. I was really surprised by the depth and punch she squeezed into it though, as that isn't always Love Inspired's MO. It read like a full-length book--and a fabulous one, at that.

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My official review:

WOW. I don't know how else to begin this review. Sanctuary for a Lady combined all the elements I love most in a story--high stakes, fascinating history, sincere faith, and such intense sparks flying between the main characters that I thought they might ignite the rain-sodden countryside of Revolutionary France!

Isabelle, a duc's daughter, and Michel, a farmer with a dream of furniture making, are incredibly compelling characters dropped into a time where the whole world seems to be stacked against them. Both may be dealing with guilt and stalled goals, but what else could the two have in common? In a time when the Terror could snatch both their lives--Isabelle's for being born an aristocrat and Michel for harboring her instead of handing her over to the soldiers--how could this star-crossed love possibly find a path through the dangers surrounding them?

I confess, I had no idea how the author would overcome the odds, and I flipped those pages fast as I could to figure it out! This book packs a lot of punch in its pages--you don't want to miss the suspense, faith, and heart-racing romance of Sanctuary for a Lady

Official blurb:

Running to freedom, she finds love.

The injured young woman Michel Belanger finds in the woods is certainly an aristocrat. And in the midst of France's bloody revolution, sheltering nobility merits a trip to the guillotine. Yet despite the risk, Michel knows he must bring the wounded girl to his cottage to heal.

Attacked by soldiers and left for dead, Isabelle de La Rouchecauld has lost everything. A duke's daughter cannot hope for mercy in France, so escaping to England is her best chance of survival. The only thing more dangerous than staying would be falling in love with this gruff yet tender man of the land. Even if she sees, for the first time, how truly noble a heart can be….


  1. What a glowing review, Roseanna! I hardly feel worthy of it, but thanks so much for your kind words. :-)

  2. Just ordered a copy for my Kindle. Can't wait to read it!