What Once was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer ~ Review

What Once Was Lost: A Novel Lucie's Review:

After the death of her father, Christina is left to run the poorhouse, whose residents are like family to her, and in a way she insulates herself by surrounding herself with those she loves.
Levi, on the other hand is isolated, he keeps to himself and away from the hypocritical townspeople.
When the poorhouse kitchen catches fire, Christina is forced to find a home for each of the former residents and give them a chance to find their own way.

This was a different kind of book from Ms. Sawyer because it wasn't so much about the romance, but about the characters and how so many of them made great strides in their lives to change their life or the life of others. There was a full cast of fantastic characters, my favorites were the couple that owned the general store and how truly kind and loyal they were in standing up for their friends. I also really liked Cora and how she matured and grew spiritually throughout the story. Tommy was also a great character.

Over the course of the book, Christina struggles to balance all of the many responsibilities on her plate, and also she grows in her relationship and understanding of God.

Levi, was great, he was very smart, and in so many ways the exact opposite of Christina, and instead of holding people too close, he pushed them away. It was easy to see why he chose to live the way that he had for the last few years.

There were parts of the story that were slower and hard to read, but by the end it was all worth it. Everything came together, all the little story threads came together into a big beautiful picture.

Overall, this was a very good book, and very different, but I liked that, and by the time I finished the book I was really glad that I had read it.

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