What Once Was Lost - eBook
This book was such a beautiful story of faith, friendship, and forgiveness. Christina Williams is a woman who is in charge of running a poor house. She is a kind leader who shows such love and devotion to the people in her care. When there is a fire that leaves them homeless, she tirelessly finds everyone a temporary home. While worries seem to overwhelm, she contacts the mission board in hopes they will provide funds to rebuild the home. The board adds to her worries when their decisions are not what she has in mind.
Ms. Williams prays throughout the book while facing difficult people and unfair situations. She grows more and more into a loving Christian though all the hardships. The author Kim Vogel Sawyer did a wonderful job with developing Christina's disposition through trials and using all of the other characters in the book.
What Once Was Lost will uplift you. I believe it is possible for fiction to bring you closer to God and rethink how you treat other. This is a five star book.
April 8, 2014
One of the Very Best
This was an excellent book, one that I cannot rave sufficiently over or recommend highly enough. If I could give it 10 stars, I certainly would! It stood out from all the books I've read recently. The characters were so beautifully developed - we knew their hearts, felt their dilemmas, and shared their victories. They were vulnerable to the restorative work of the Holy spirit, willing to repent, relinquish and return to Him. The plot was full of surprises, suspense and subtle romance. There was so much in it - so many wonderful people, so many deep lessons, so many issues covered. Please do yourself a favor - read it! Congratulations to Kim Vogel Sawyer on one of the very best books ever.
February 5, 2014
What Once Was Lost
Christina has a mission to help the down and out the misplaced and homeless including orphaned children. Just when things seem to be going well on the Poor Farm the house catches fire leaving even Christina homeless. She finds places for everyone to stay until the house can be repaired except for Tommy a blind child. She convinces the mill owner and recluse Levi Johnson to temporarily take in Tommy until she can make other arrangements. There did not seem to be anyone sympathetic to this young boys needs. Levi tried not to bond with the boy but his heart continued to soften for the lad even though Levi did not want to open his heart to anyone.
Christina leans on Levi more and more while trying to get the house repaired. This was not setting well with Levi. He is suspicious of how the fire was started that damaged the Poor Farm. Will they ever be able to return to the farm or will they be homeless again? Where will they go from here?
I found this to be a heartwarming tale that I did not want to put down. I had never heard of a Poor Farm and found ite b a wonderful concept. Growing their own food and raising farm animals. Homeless adults caring for orphaned children. This farm was almost totally self sufficient. God had a plan one that was not expected. When we lead it makes it hard when God wants us to follow his path. The author has a tender heart and a great vision that she is able to bring forth in her writings.
I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: I receiving a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books/WATERBROOK PRESS for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
March 17, 2014
A touching novel
What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a touching novel. It reminds us that sometimes we think we're doing a good thing for the right reason, but it's not always true. The characters were well-written, allowing me to identify with their struggles and, in the end, their triumphs. I enjoyed this novel a great deal.
***I received this novel from the author/publisher for purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
February 18, 2014