Thursday, May 29, 2014

What Once Was Lost ~ By ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer

Versatile author, KIM VOGEL SAWYER has done it again. . .

This bright, warm, prolific author and Christian woman has struck another chord with me with her 2013 publication ~
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 gruop of poor and displaced individuals who count on her leadership and have come to see the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor as their home.
     Through events beyond her control and 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.
     Obstacles hinder Christina's plans to rebuild. . .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 to something more, especially a relationship with a loving God?

The answers to those questions are bound into this book in such a way that will grab you and not let you go until those final words. . . .THE END!

It was my pleasure and privilege to meet this warm and kind-hearted author at the ACFW CONFERENCE in ST LOUIS, MO  2011. She exudes a vibrant personality, a gentle spirit, and a warmth that is NOT of the false-sugar variety. At that conference she was the Volunteer Coordinator and did a superb job of filling the needs for volunteers at the conference.
Her books have a very special place of honor on the "S" shelf of my personal library's KEEPER SHELVES. . .along with her other previous novels.

  Touched my heart with it's plot about the displaced/homeless. . .today, unless we go to the inner cities of our country, we rarely see those who have no home. Most of us live a life of privilege in so many ways and have blessings we forget to be grateful for. One woman's concern. . .even when it's somewhat misguided. . .puts so many of us to shame. The message in this book was a take-a-way on several levels for me. I'm a control freak much of the time. I want things done my way. . .TOO MUCH OF THE TIME. . .but. . .I'm ashamed to say, it's not always in things that are meant to benefit others.

You will NOT be wasting your time if you read any one of Kim Vogel Sawyer's novels, but this one, is certainly a MUST HAVE!


  1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Joy! It was a delight meeting YOU, and I hope to see you again at this year's conference! Blessings to you, dear lady. Thank you for reviewing WHAT ONCE WAS LOST. :o)

  2. This sounds like a great book. So glad to get to know more about Kim!

  3. What a wonderful recommendation, Joy! I wish I had a copy of WHAT ONCE WAS LOST in my hands right now so I could begin reading!! I am adding it to my wish list.

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  4. I'm adding this one to my To-Be-Read list. Sounds great!