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A child can’t chose its mother, but maybe a mother can chose her child.
Rebecca Dolores Kingsley, better known as Dot, is a precocious young girl with a lot to say. Despite the bleak Catholic orphanage where she resides, the indifference of the adults charged to care for her, and her painful past, Dot is determined to find the sense of safety and belonging that has eluded her since birth. Even if this means taking Kenny, a fellow orphan, under her wing and pretending to be a better mother than the one who abandoned her.
Together with a stained glass angel, Dot and Kenny form a make-shift family which shelters them from the cruel realities of life at the orphanage. But their bonds and Dot’s faith are tested by the world outside their sanctuary, and Dot must make a decision that no mother, real or imagined, should ever have to make.
Author: Sarah-Jane Lehoux
Publisher: Vagabondage Press
Formats: Digital; ePub, Mobi, PDF
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 12K words
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"Oh my! All I can say is POWERFUL! This book is not my normal genre of reading, but seeing Sarah-Jane Lehoux was the author, I had to read it. Sarah is powerful in her words and creations, and this book surpasses that thought."
~ My World in Words and Pages ~ Read rest of review here
"Gut-wrenching, timely, brave, and nothing short of brilliant, My Sanctuary is a powerful read about the bonds of found family and the struggle to find refuge when we’re at our most vulnerable. I absolutely urge everyone to read it. Well done, Ms. Lehoux. Well done."
~ Author Skyla Dawn Cameron ~ Read rest of review here
"This novella is very different from Sarah-Jane’s fantasy novels, even so her writing ability shines through yet again in creating believable characters and settings that evoke grief, despair, hope and anger."
~Troll in the Corner Reviews ~ Read rest of review here