I first met author Naomi Rawlings through a writer’s email loop, HisWriters – an invitation only subgroup of the amazing American Christian Fiction Writers eloop. I was a lurker, soaking up the knowledge of this wonderful group when Naomi joined, bubbling with news of her French Revolution story. It had finaled in a contest!
Not long after we were both semi-finalists in the Genesis, a contest sponsored by ACFW for unpublished writers. Soon we were exchanging our first chapters.
Ms. Rawlings debut novel, SANCTUARY FOR A LADY, is now available and I could not wait to hold the book in my hands! And once in hand, it is hard to put down.
Your heart will go out to Isabelle on page one as you are drawn into a period in time that was fraught with torture and gore. But Michel stumbles upon the beautiful young woman, left for dead, and a tender romance unfolds.
But, as in life, it is not without tribulation. The complexity of the characters and the intrigue of the story gives this novel a rich weave and keeps the reader completely immersed.
I found Ms. Rawling’s setting to be enthralling and thoroughly enjoyed the touches of history. What a lovely debut!
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” KJV Psalms 19:14