October 10, 2013

What Once Was Lost

What Once Wast Lost
by Kim Vogel Sawyer

I am a sucker for books about widows and orphans so this book that centered on a woman who ran a "poor home" was pretty much a perfect read for me. You can read the first chapter here.



Christina continues to run the home after her father passes away in spite of a lack of funds and support. She also continues to run the home when she could be out pursuing her own family dreams. Instead of finding herself a husband and having her own children she gives selflessly to help the people living in her home. That is until the day the kitchen catches fire and makes the home unlivable.Levi lives down the road and reluctantly takes one of the boys from the poor home in after the fire. Then God works in the lives of all of the characters from the book in amazing ways. I love how throughout the book God moves in ways that Christina doesn't expect or even want but in the end things turn out even better than she could have ever imagined!

I love the illustrations throughout the book of how God works in spectacular ways to use normal everyday people to make the world a better place to live and how when His people are patient to wait for His plan that their lives turn out better than they could have ever dreamed!

This was an excellent read and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

This book was provided to me by the publisher, Waterbrook Press, in exchange for my honest review.