Saturday, March 1, 2014
When her aunt shows up homeless on her doorstep, Sara suspects anything but a miracle.
Sara’s an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she’s restless and bored with life.
Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up, wearing a smile after years without a word.
Twenty years ago, fresh out of college, Bel left for a summer missions trip and never returned. Now she’s on Sara’s doorstep, looking for a place to crash. Sara can’t say no to family, even if she hasn’t seen Bel since she was a nine-year-old girl. But saying yes to Bel turns Sara’s whole precariously-balanced life upside down.
The enigmatic Bel gives Sara’s family and their community a jolt of fresh thinking and clarity.
But Bel is hiding something. Though she won’t talk about it, Sara soon learns that Bel has been through a hellish ordeal. And she has the burn marks to prove it.
Runaway Saint is a delightful read with characters that are likeable and even quirky. There's skeletons in everyone's closet and it's interesting to see how people handle them when these secrets are revealed. Rebuilding relationships when truth tears them apart. Bel is an unusual person & that's what I liked about her. Sara is sweet and has a lot to learn, Bel is just the person to teach her.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.