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  • By Pia Regina Fatima Zamora
    Aug 8, 2009
    "sanctuary" Sanctuary is a dramatic tale of a young woman who had loved and trusted despite the tragedy that would eventually befall her. Her incessant determination and courageous spirit made Sanctuary readers admire her even more as they went on leafing through the pages.
  • By Mira Meneses
    Apr 12, 2009
    "of dizzying heights and raising children" As one who enjoys reading novels in historical settings, "Sanctuary" was satisfying, if short for the genre. But then again, not everyone likes reading lengthy books. The style was a little jarring at first, what with the going forward and back in time, but once you figure out the pattern, it makes sense. When the heroine, Catherine is all grown-up, this smooths out and the usual progression asserts itself. As a reader of Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael books and of course Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose", I was completely taken by the descriptions of life on Meteora. Because of the length, I could not help but wonder what other adventures Catherine had up on the heights of Meteora with her adoptive father monks. Maybe in the future, the story can be expanded, as many authors do with their older works these days. The story catches you up and sweeps you along with the characters' joys, fears and sorrows, and you let... More > it, because despite everything, it needs to be seen to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although perhaps that's not the right word to describe what I felt, but it's the closest convention. Now I feel like travelling to Greece to see the monasteries of Meteora myself.< Less
  • By Sonny Eloriaga
    Aug 24, 2008
    "pete townsend, baba o'riley and teahead" Definitely a book for your collection. Sanctuary is a classically simple yet entrancing tale with unpretentious charm that keeps you turning the pages. Author Inez Ponce de Leon shows great writing talent as she created a wondrous tale of love and sorrow set in an enchanting location and time in the past.
  • By Edwin Madera
    Mar 3, 2008
    "Amazing :D" I really find it amazing that novel authors could create characters more than the fingers of my two hands and give life to them. Not just mere descriptions, but a character that a reader could associate with. But what I really liked about this book is another well-worded quote about life and choices. "...you must choose a life and live it for the right reasons - not to forget, not to escape, and never to sin." - Brother Battista
  • By Vida Zorah Gabe
    Apr 10, 2007
    "start reading" Sanctuary is a beautifully crafted tale so enthralling that not even the rising sun and the perils of an irate boss at work can stop the reader from reading until a satisfying conclusion (if not the actual end of the book) is reached. Inez Ponce de Leon’s prose is so vividly descriptive that it’s hard to put down the book once you’ve grown attached to Meteora and its diverse cast of characters. Strangely familiar yet still incredibly moving, Sanctuary should be highly recommended to every reader of the historical novel genre.
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Product Details

Publisher
Inez Ponce de Leon
Published
May 2, 2006
Language
English
Pages
306
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.14 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
340233
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