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Blush: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic) In Sanctuary the Committee controls everything, food, healthcare, housing, information and even love. The Committee's life guides match the single residents for three-month compatibility assignments. Everyone gets ten chances to find true love or at least an acceptable partnership.There is something special...more
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
(first published October 11th 2007)
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Feb 14, 2012 Julia ♥Duncan♥ rated it 3 of 5 stars
This was an unusual little post apocalyptic book. It is set a few years after an asteroid has hit earth. A community was constructed underground before the asteroid hit and there was a lottery to determine who went to the community. People were allowed to bring spouses and children but everyone else left outside died when the asteroid hit. This underground community, called Sanctuary, is run by a Committee that controls every aspect of the residents' lives - even assigning them in matches to fin...more
The story takes place some place where humans have to escape Earth in the future. I did not get if they left Earth its self by going underground or if they went to another planet. Only a select few were allowed to join this colony and the rest of Earth died. It is a sad story about a woman overlooked due to her looks by those who could be her mate - she is on her 7th assignment when she is sent again to someone who discounts her looks. What follows shows how to look deeply behind looks, attitude...more
Feb 26, 2013 ~Sara~ rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I didn't particularly care for any of the characters and didn't feel the emotion between them. I'm not even sure how I made it to the end - I actually stopped reading about 10 pages from the end and just went back and finished it now, weeks later. I don't think I've ever done that before.
Jacqueline Roth is by passion and profession a teacher of writing, reading and literature to middle school students. A writer since childhood, she has had essays appear in niche publications and spent time as a freelance writer doing book reviews and author interviews. Fantasy is a weakness she embraces and she confesses to a fascination with Were-creatures, Arthurian legend, Greek/Roman/Celtic my...moreMore about Jacqueline Roth...