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Nineteen-year-old Lea Kostovic, a cynical and emotionally fragile former university student, has been abandoned by her family at the outset of a Balkan civil war during the late 1990s. Major Ed Russell is a gruff yet idealistic divorced American army officer stationed in the former Yugoslavia on a peacekeeping mission. While manning a border checkpoint, Russell learns that ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 19th 2009 by (first published 2009)
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Apr 13, 2010 Crystal rated it really liked it
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Sanctuary is a refreshing and unique modern day love story between two very unlikely people. Historically well-researched and and very engaging, readers of Sanctuary will be thinking about the story-line long after the book is finished.

I enjoyed how simple this story was. There was no antagonist, no major climax or conflicts. Just a simple love story about overcoming emotional obstacles, circumstances and preconceived notions. The book was written in such a way that kept the reader interested a
Haley Mathiot
Nov 05, 2009 Haley Mathiot rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ages 16+ (18 if you don't like sexual content)
rating: 3.8/5

My Summary: Lea is a refugee who has survived for the past few months living in the wild and traveling from house to random house, just trying to stay alive. When she is found, ill, by American soldiers and taken care of and healed, she has a choice—leave the soldiers and spend the winter by herself, homeless, with no protection in the middle of a war, or trade sex for protection and safety from Major Russell. She chooses the exchange. But Lea and Russell both are not prepared for t
Ellen Christian
Nov 01, 2009 Ellen Christian rated it it was amazing
Lea’s family abandoned her as the war worsened and she finds herself alone with nowhere to go and winter is fast approaching. She becomes ill and is picked up by soldiers who bring her into their camp. Their major offers her protection in exchange for sex and interpreting duties.

Lea finds herself immersed in the Army way of life and she learns to understand the slang the men use, the protocol she is forced to live by and the way of life of the men around her. She finds her place as she begins to
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