My favorite books are usually chick lit types or romances but the description of Runaway Saint by Lisa Sampson intrigued me and I decided to request it to review. I am so glad I did. This book delved into relationships and forgiveness and past hurts and secrets.
Sara Drexel is an artist. She and her husband own their own printing business. Her small staff is her family. When Sara’s mother asks her to let her Aunt Belinda (Bel) move in with her, Sara is perplexed and concerned. She hadn’t seen her Aunt Bel since she was four and the woman moved to Eastern Europe to become a missionary. Aunt Bel has some secrets of her own and as Sara begins to unravel the mystery of her aunt, she learns some startling things about herself as well.
Sampson’s characters are real and struggle. Sara loves her husband Finn even though some of the things he does drives her crazy. Finn loves Sara but admits he can’t be her problem solver for her. Aunt Bel may have been a missionary but she’s got some issues with how she views God in her life. Sara’s divorced parents also have their own eccentricities.
This book is most definitely worth the read. I give it five starts. The cover art is beautiful as well.
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