Review: My Sanctuary – Sarah-Jane Lehoux

Publisher: Vagabondage Press LLC (May 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-
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Rebecca Delores Kingsley – 14 Year old Orphan.
Mother McDonald – Nun at Orphanage.
Kenneth Booker – Nine Year Old Orphan.
Billy Richmond – Male Orphan.


This is a rather short novella, about 29 pages long, but is a very interesting story. Rebecca is 14 and takes on Kenny as a rather surrogate son. She introduces him to a place she discovered that she calls Sanctuary. This is a place where they aren’t bothered by the rest of the world, and can escape the abusive nun at the orphange in which they live.


I was very sympathetic to these characters. I found them to fit well within the time period and within their ages. I found the story to be one that to some might bring up painful memories. If you are interested in a dramatic, quick read, then pick up this book, I think you’ll enjoy it. Beware though that it has themes of rape, child abuse, and sexual abuse. For that I’d rather it for adults or much older teens.

I liked the story, and found the way things were dealt with fairly realistic for the most part, and would like to see more of the characters outside this storyline.

About the Author

Sarah-Jane Lehoux has always had a passion for storytelling. From grade school tales of cannibalistic ghosts, to teenaged conversations with God, to her rebellion against adulthood with fantasy kingdoms and fairy magic, she has attempted to share her love of the quirky and unconventional with her readers.

She currently resides in Southern Ontario with her husband and her horde of Machiavellian cats. In addition to her own writing, Sarah-Jane works as an editor and freelance cover artist.

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