A woman meant to serve, a child in the dark, a man standing apart—can these three souls embrace a God with new plans for them?
On a small Kansas farm, Christina Willems lovingly shepherds a group of poor and displaced individuals who count on her leadership and have come to see the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor as their home. But when a fire breaks out in the kitchen leaving the house uninhabitable, she must scramble to find shelter for all in her care, scattering her dear “family.”
With no other options, Christina is forced to approach Levi Jonnson, a reclusive mill owner, to take in a young blind boy named Tommy Kilgore. Levi agrees with reluctance but finds himself surprised by the bond that quickly grows between him and Tommy. As obstacles to repairing the farm pile up against Christina, she begins to question her leadership ability and wonders if she can fulfill the mission to which she's dedicated her life. And when an old adversary challenges Christina, will she find an unlikely ally—or more—in the aloof Levi? Can Levi reconcile with the rejection that led to his hermit-like existence and open his heart and life to something more, especially a relationship with a loving God?
Over the years I have read many of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books and always look forward to reading another. I find her a talented author that writes in many settings which keeps her books fun and fresh and doesn't get that same old same old feel.
What Once was Lost did not disappoint at all. Kim Vogel Sawyer writes very sweet and tender books and this one is just that and more. I have always found great Christian messages woven into her stories that add great truths without being too preachy. I loved the setting and characters of this book and felt like I really got to know them. I will say this was a quick read and at times predictable but that did not ruin the story.
I would recommend this book to any fans of Kim Vogel Sawyer. Also to those that love a sweet tender romance with a great message. If you have never read her books then grab this one , you might like it!
*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.