Contemporary Fiction, Review

Sanctuary Cove by Kate James

Sanctuary Cove by Kate James Prism Book Tour

About the Book

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.

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My Thoughts

This author was recommended to me by a trusted friend with similar bookish tastes (Thank you, Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower). While I had no doubt that I would enjoy this book, it actually exceeded my expectations and I was pleasantly surprised by the wide range of emotion this story evoked.

Emma retreats to her mountain cottage for healing and sanctuary after being personally and professionally tossed aside in NYC. Despite her own brokenness, she goes above and beyond the call of duty to save an injured dog. Life has tossed her around a bit but Emma still has spunk! She is a woman of integrity and determined to do what is right in every area of her life.

Small town veterinarian Josh is a natural born healer. He is observant and mindful of those around him. Josh’s occupation provides the added bonus of several furry friends for our story. His patience and attentiveness to Emma’s emotional wounds reveals the depth of his compassion. Josh repeatedly puts her best interests ahead of his own and stands by her through each challenge.

The tender care for animals was seamlessly woven into the lives of the characters as they experienced sweet attraction and edge of your seat suspense. I look forward to reading more titles from this author.

I requested the opportunity to read and review this book through Prism Book Tours. The opinions expressed are my own.


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 page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

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Tour Schedule

March 11th: Launch

March 12th:
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Hearts & Scribbles
Rockin’ Book Reviews
underneath the covers
Becky on Books

Sanctuary Cove by Kate James quoteMarch 13th:
With Love for Books
Zerina Blossom’s Books
Faithfully Bookish
deal sharing aunt
My Devotional Thoughts

March 14th:
Getting Your Read On
Thoughts of a Blonde
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Mel’s Shelves

March 15th:
A Slice of Life
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Hardcover Feedback
Falling Leaves
Granny Loves to Read

March 16th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Harlie’s Books
Rosanna Leo
Heidi Reads…

March 17th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

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
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17 thoughts on “Sanctuary Cove by Kate James”

  1. Beth, thank you for starting my day off in such a wonderful way! I’m so glad you enjoyed Sanctuary Cove, and thank you, also, for hosting me on your blog.

    Best wishes, and happy reading!



  2. Love this review! I don’t have any pets currently but I think animals really can impact your life and help with relaxation.


    1. I agree, too, Jamie! We had to say goodbye to our last three dogs over a couple of years when our current pups, Harley and Logan, decided to adopt us. In case you’re interested, here’s a post from 2014 about how they came into our lives: Since they had only lived in cages until that point, it wasn’t entirely smooth sailing at the start, but it was all well worth it!


  3. Beth your thoughts on Sanctuary Cove let me know that this is a book I’d love to read. It has to be a winning combination when you mix the love of animals with a romance that shows that love is worth working for and patience. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing tour giveaway package.


  4. Not nearly as glad as I am, Carrie! 🙂

    Just think of the fun Harley, Logan, Zuzu and Suzie could have together. As you know, Harley and Logan have more than enough toys to share!


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