Thursday, October 10, 2013

What Once Was Lost--Book Review

731258: What Once Was LostThrough Blogging for Books, I had the opportunity to read What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer. It was just released Sept. 17!

I think I've established before that I do enjoy historical fiction. Now 1890 is not as far back in time as I usually like to go, but since the story occurs in my home state of Kansas (Go Wildcats and Jayhawks!), I thought I'd give it a try.

I was really please by the story line. There were twists and turns. There were disappointments and challenges. There was growth in the characters.

Poor farms. Fires. Unplanned pregnancy. A blind boy. A reclusive miller. A mission board. Counterfeit money. These things and more work together to grow Christina Willems on greater dependency on God, heal Levi Johnson's past hurt, and eventually grow them together in marriage and ministry. Thankfully like real life, it takes take a hard journey to get to that point.

I appreciate the fairly accurate sample the story gives of the culture and mores of this time AND how they agree or disagree with living true Christianity.

Click HERE if you would like to download and read chapter 1 of the book.

And go HERE if you would like to purchase you copy!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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1 comment:

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

Hi, I found your blog through homeschooling but saw that you are a book reviewer also? I'm an author and I'm always looking for someone to read and review. If you're interested let me know.

I write Historical Amish Fiction...focusing on the Amish community being pacifists during WW2.

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