What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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?


Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my very favorite authors. I have read and love all of her books, and this one is just as amazing as all of the others. I really enjoyed Christina’s humble character in taking care of the poor who had no where else to go. She made a home for them and made them all feel just like family. It was really sad when the fire happened to the home and they all had to be placed into the homes of people in town, or around the area. Levi Jonnson was the one Christina choose, beyond her will that is, to take in the young blind boy Tommy. The relationship between Tommy and Levi was so very heartwarming, it just seemed like they both needed each other, but circumstances caused the two to be separated, and the journey for both Levi, Tommy and Christina was stressful, to say the least. A lot of twists and turns take place throughout this book, but it all comes together in the end to make this a most entertaining and enjoyable book!

This is one of those books that everyone will enjoy reading! I encourage you to pick up a copy for a few days and nights of pleasant entertainment.

I received this book from the publisher Waterbrook through their Blogging For Books review program to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author
auth-sm[1]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


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