Sunday, September 29, 2013

What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer

What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a fiction novel that take place in Kansas in the late 1800's.  It is about a young woman named Christina who has taken over a poor farm (this is how the poor were taken care of before the advent of the modern welfare system) from her father after his death.  Its more became a home for orphans but a fire breaks out destroy the home.  So the story revolves around what happens to the orphans especially a blind boy named Tommy, Christina, and her assistant named Cora. You can read the first chapter here. A good book on the sexism, hypocrisy of some so called Christians, how disabled were treated in that era, and yes even a little romance but not enough to turn you off of the book.

I was very impressed by this book I was expecting the normal over done Christian romance book.  But that is not what I got.  I really got into the story especially about the boy Tommy and his care taker Levi.  Also I really enjoyed that the author did not hide the fact that not everyone who is high in society is doing something out of a truly good heart but actually is doing it for show.  Christina has to fight the gossip in town, and even the attitudes of others toward her and her orphans especially Tommy.  She learns how much she has to hold on to Christ and not her self in this.  Yes there is a side story of her falling in love with Tommy's rough caretaker Levi.

I really enjoyed this book it.  I really is a book of hope no matter what happens in life and how God can use what others/satan want for bad for good.  I would recommend this book and I plan on reading more of this authors book she does not over do the romance and gives a very good story.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review and not required to give a positive review.

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