Sweet Sanctuary: An Overview

Featured This Month in the Patheos Book Club

Sweet Sanctuary
By Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma

About the Book

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 Cover, 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 dreams 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 tumult, Wren finds a friend in a handsome, kind-hearted local, Paul Callahan.

When the family gathers in Cottage Cover, old wounds will be healed, new love will blossom, and the innocent prayers of a child will be answered in a most unexpected way.

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About the Authors

Sheila Walsh is a bestselling author with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith, more than 3.5 million women have heard her speak. She lives in Texas with her husband, Barry, and their son, Christian. Visit her website here: http://sheilawalsh.com/


Cindy Martinusen Coloma is the best-selling author of several novels including Ruby Unscripted, Beautiful, and Orchid House. The Salt Garden was chosen by Library Journal as one of the five best Christian fiction books of 2004. Visit her website here: http://www.cindycoloma.com/

Visit the Patheos Book Club on Sweet Sanctuary to read more about this book and its authors, as well as join a Roundtable on the theme of "sanctuary."