Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sanctuary Cove by Kate James {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Sanctuary Cove
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can his safe haven be enough for her?

Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks to lick her wounds and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save.

The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma's reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she'll find a way back to the top…and he'll likely lose her for good.


My Review: 4.5 Stars

Sometimes I dream of escaping the pressures of life and retreating to a quiet corner of the world like Emma does. Sanctuary Cove sounds like just the place to go. Ms. James weaves a wonderfully descriptive story about this tranquil place and some of the characters who live there. The reader is not only given a feeling of serenity, but also sees some mystery and romance, as Emma's past catches up to her. Josh is a local vet and a new and stable force in Emma's life.

Emma is like a flash to the future for me. My girls love animals and the way she feels towards them is so sweet and warms my heart. I love how caring Josh is and how hard he works to help Emma resolve her past, but I felt like there was a thread or two left undone. She has some negative emotional ties and I didn't feel like they were settled in a way for her to move on.

That said, I love their deep connection and common interests. I was fully able to visualize relationships and settings due to the very illustrative narrative. The mystery adds just the right touch to the story--it keeps things interesting and causes some friction for the characters to grow from, but it's not overpowering. The romance is sweet and tender, if a bit on the quick side. Overall, it's a highly entertaining and enjoyable read.

Content: some mild language; mild violence, mainly involving animals, talk of death and some threats; mild romance (very, very vaguely implied relations, but very clean).

*I received a copy from the author. This did not affect my thoughts and opinions*


About the Author

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.
US/CAN PRIZE PACK, which consists of:
- San Diego K-9 Series T-shirt (winner’s choice of size S, M or L)
- San Diego K-9 Series tote bag
- San Diego K-9 Series mug and a small pack of gourmet coffee
- Signed copy of When Love Matters Most (second book in the San Diego K-9 Series)
- Signed copy of The Truth About Hope
When I Found You (third book in the San Diego K-9 Series) key chain
- An assortment of bookmarks and bookplates
Open to US/CAN only
Ends March 21st

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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Katie. I am so glad you enjoyed Sanctuary Cove, and I appreciate you taking the time to write the wonderful review!

    1. You're so very welcome, Kate! Keep these great books coming. :)

    2. Thanks again, Katie. Please plan on reading a couple more of my books this year! :)

  2. The book sounds interesting. thanks .

    1. Thank you, Deb. If you get a chance to read it, I would love to hear from you to know how you enjoyed it.

      Happy reading!


  3. I love the tenderness I can feel in this character. It makes me want to become the woman in the book just to feel the love and protection. This is a book a I can't wait to read.

    1. Aww, thank you, Danielle. If you do get a chance to read it, please let me know how you enjoyed it.

      Good luck with the giveaway!