Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: What Once Was Lost by:Kim Vogel Sawyer

 What Once Was Lost: A Novel
About the Book:
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 inhabitable, 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?

About the Author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are currently in print with awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters and grandchildren.

My Review:
 What can you do when you feel like your are doing what the Lord appointed you to do and it is met with tragedy? Well if you are anything like Christina Willems you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. She felt she was helping those in need by providing them with a roof over their heads but now the task at hand seems to have overtaken her. Soon she finds herself approaching Levi Johnson to help her out and she even second guesses that arrangement.

 Pretty soon you start seeing the Lord at work in the lives of these people. Will they learn to trust and rely on Him with their needs or will they continue to rely on themselves? Kim Vogel Sawyer is a very well known author that has a strong God presence running through out her novels. What Once Was Lost was a very enjoyable read.

 **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from WaterBrook Press.