What Once Was Lost

What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer follows the life of Christina Willems, a lady who runs the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor on a Kansas farm. When the worst happens and a fire breaks out, she has to scramble to find a way to keep all those in her care safe and sheltered. Her only option to house Tommy, a blind boy, is to approach mill owner Levi Jonnson. The book goes through the twists and turns of Levi taking care of Tommy and the growing and changing relationship between Christina and Levi. This book is okay, but it's not amazing. It's something to read when you just want something quick, easy, and relaxing. The plot was predictable and at times boring, but solid enough to carry through to the end. There were a lot of characters to keep track of, and I find that that can make it difficult to care about any particular one when there's so many to follow. The love story between Christina and Levi was a bit lacking - like other reviews mentioned, they went from disliking each other to liking each other okay, to married. It made it a bit unbelievable. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes Christian historical fiction and wants a quick and easy read. I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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