What Once Was Lost
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
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 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?
Christina was a special person the way she took care of those without a home. They were here family, and she treated them so. When the fire came, she had to do what any mother or family member would do, she found places for those staying at the home for the poor. The boy who was blind ended up with Levi Johnson, who really didn't want to keep the boy, but didn't want to seem so thoughtless either so he kept him, resulting in a wonderful relationship with him. But why the fire? Did someone start the fire? And what will happen with Christiana and the home she wants to keep running for the poor of the community?
You will love this book from Kim Vogel Sawyer! The heartwarming love that Christiana has for those she calls family is so neat and comforting. I think you should pick up a copy of this book and read it for yourself!
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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 - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=162648#sthash.mADNFB5Q.dpuf